Viking netters come up short in state tournament play

Vale’s Jaymeson Jensen (No. 8) pounds the ball over the net while South Umpqua’s Tori Lind (No. 11) tries for a block. The Lady Viks made it deep into post season play after putting together a perfect league record. Vale’s Tyanna Norton was named to the second, All-Tournament team. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

FOREST GROVE – The Vikings volleyball team fought hard, making it to the final eight in the state tournament at Forest Grove last weekend before falling in five sets to South Umpqua in the quarterfinals and Sutherlin at a consolation match. 

“Best part is reaching our goal to be there,” said Vikings coach Shannon Steele. “I was pleased we made it. The best part is to be part of the top teams in the state and know we can compete.”

Steele was . . .