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Viking girls still in the running for state title

Vale's Jaymeson Jensen (No. 8) racked up 10 kills to help lift the Vikings over Catlin Gabel Saturday. (Enterprise file photo)

PORTLAND – For the Vikings, it ain’t over till it’s over.

Vale kicked off the state playoffs with a 3-1 win against Catlin Gabel on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Vikings will advance to the quarter final at the state tournament in Forest Grove, with a match against South Umpqua on Friday, Nov. 8. 

“Catlin Gabel was a huge team and very offensive,” said Vikings coach Shannon Steele. “We just prepared ourselves to battle.”

Vale finished the match against fourth-ranked Catlin Gabel with set scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 25-22.

Steele credits the Vikings’ teamwork, communication and tough serving for the win. 

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