Thursday’s Prep Volleyball: Bearcats Breeze Past R.A. Long
LONGVIEW — W.F. West had another strong showing on the court, defeating R.A. Long 3-0 in nonleague volleyball action here on Thursday.
W.F. West took the first set, 25-20, and won the second set, 25-21. It was the same story to earn the sweep, taking the set 25-19.
W.F. West’s Ashlee Vadala had 10 kills, and Mckenzie Moore had eight kills and three blocks. Megan Pallas had four aces, Paytton Crawford had 10 assists and Ashlyn Whalen had 24 digs for the Bearcats.
“The girls played really well. The second game, we came from behind. They showed growth to push through and finish the game off,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “The girls played with a purpose. They just fought. It was good to be apart of the energy.”
W.F. West (2-0) hits the road next Tuesday to face Mossyrock in a nonleague match.
Note: W.F. West’s Kailey Hoyt was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week on Thursday.
Onalaska Falls to Raymond
RAYMOND — Onalaska fell in its opening match of the season, losing to Raymond 3-0 in a nonleague volleyball match here on Thursday.
Raymond won 25-18, 25-21 and 25-19 to earn the victory.
Danyka Nevitt had 11 digs and was 9 of 9 serving. Olivia Mitten had 10 kills and Eryn Duryea added six kills for Onalaska.
“I felt like we played really well tonight. I was super excited about tonight,” Onalaska coach Terri Dalsted said. “The kids had great attitudes and awesome effort. We were trying some new things and seeing what works out for us when league starts. Everyone played well.”
Onalaska (0-1) is back on the court on Monday, traveling to face Willapa Valley in a nonleague match.
Eatonville Narrowly Defeats Rochester
EATONVILLE — Rochester and Eatonville played five sets here on Thursday, with Eatonville prevailing 3-2 in nonleague volleyball action.
Rochester took the first set, 25-12. Eatonville won the second set, 25-17 and the third set, 25-22. The Warriors responded in the fourth set, winning 25-15.
It was a close fifth set, with Eatonville scraping by with a 16-14 set win to take the match.
Lexi Jones-Sederberg had six kills and Marissa Rigsbee had 12 assist for the Warriors.
“We had really good ball handling skills, putting the ball away was the hard part,” Rochester coach Wendy Hawes said. “There were a lot of long rallies, the girls did a good job. It was back and forth, down to the wire and it didn’t go our way.”
Rochester (1-1) is back on the court on Saturday, playing in the Centerville Tournament starting at 8 a.m. at Centralia High School.
Napavine Cruises Past Wahkiakum
CATHLAMET — Napavine picked up where they left off a season ago, defeating Wahkiakum in their opening match of the season in Central 2B League volleyball action here Thursday.
The Tigers won the match 25-13, 25-8 and 25-20 for the sweep.
“I was real pleased with the way they came out. The girls played well,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “It was a fun game to watch and coach. Our offense did well and we played great defense tonight.”
Napavine only missed two serves the entire match.
Napavine (1-0) is back on the court Tuesday, hosting Raymond in a nonleague contest.
Rainier Defeats Tenino
TENINO — Tenino battled with Rainier for four sets and fell 3-1 in a nonleague volleyball match here on Thursday.
Rainier took the first set, 25-18, and the second set in extra points, 28-26. Tenino bounced back and took the third set 25-16, but the Mountaineers ended the match in the fourth set, 25-22.
Tenino’s Taylor Duncan had six kills and two aces and Jessica Edwards had eight aces. Chelsea Sampson added 19 assists, four aces and two kills for the Beavers.
“They played very well. They’re learning each other’s limits and they’re starting to gel. We still have a long ways to go,” Tenino coach Donald McAngus said.
Tenino (0-2) travels to Randle to take on Morton-White Pass in a nonleague match on Tuesday.
NOTE: Mount Rainier Lutheran defeated Oakville 3-0 on Thursday. Mount Rainier won the sets 25-8, 25-7 and 25-13. Joanna K. had four aces and Shaylyn B. had one ace for Oakville.
Willapa Valley Drops Pe Ell in Opener
PE ELL— The Trojans opened their season against familiar opponent Willapa Valley here on Thursday, dropping the match 3-0 in nonleague volleyball action.
Willapa Valley earned set wins of 25-11, 25-12 and 25-9 for the sweep.
“I think they did really well. I’m really excited about this season,” Pe Ell coach Karie Cleveland said. “I’ve got a great group of girls and they’re excited to be out there. I feel like it’s a great starting point for us. I’m excited to see what they can do this year.”
Pe Ell (0-1) has a week until its next match, facing Ocosta on the road in a nonleague match on Thursday.