2014 Volleyball recap



A league title and a fifth place finish at the state tournament culminated the 2014 season for the Marshfield Volleyball team. The pirates finished with a record of 23-4 and a perfect 10-0 in league, which was good for the team’s second consecutive title in the Far West League. Coach Tammie Montiel said that the season was a success.

“We did well, we met our goals as far as league champions and getting a trophy at the state tournament. Those were our goals at the beginning of the season and we met them,” Montiel said.

After finishing the regular season with a record of 22-2, the team traveled to Lane community College on Nov. 7 to face the top eight teams in the state. They opened the tournament by handling Valley Catholic, beating them three sets to zero. Once The Pirates reached the winners bracket, they dropped the next two games to Banks and Crook County to finish 5th place.

“I feel like we could have done a lot better,” sophomore Shaylen Jensen said. “We let some nerves get to us a little bit and played a little timid, went into the game knowing it was a tough match and let it get to us. We could have played a lot stronger.”

Montiel concurred.

“We would have liked to have gotten a different trophy at the state tournament but we were still happy to place in the tournament,” Montiel said.

This was the first time making it to the tournament since 2012, as the Pirates were halted by Ridgeview in the playoffs last season. They did, however, retain their positon as league champions for the second straight year in the Far West League. The team will look to build off this success for the future.

“We’re all exited to come back because a lot of us will be returning and we love each other so were ready to get back at it next year,” Jensen said.

Montiel is looking forward to next year as well.

“I think we’ll go in with the same type of expectations we did this year. It will be a little bit different, filling some different types of shoes, but I think we will have similar overall goals,” Montiel said.