Thursday’s Volleyball Roundup: Mossyrock Tops Centralia in 4
Mossyrock Tops Centralia
Mossyrock defeated their second straight 2A opponent on Thursday, taking down Centralia 3-1 in a nonleague volleyball match in the Hub City.
Mossyrock won the first two sets, 25-12 and 25-17. The Tigers battled back to win the third set, 25-23. The fourth set was tied at 20, but Mossyrock went on a 5-1 run to win the set and close things out.
Rachel Wilkerson was 21 of 21 serving and added 13 kills and 22 digs for Centralia. Mckenna Smith had 10 kills and three blocks and Chelsea Petrino added six kills, 12 digs and was 8 of 8 serving. Joelle Mettler recorded 26 assists for the Tigers.
“We knew Mossyrock was going to be good. We came out absolutely flat and Mossy made us pay. I’m glad the girls started to battle back halfway through the second set,” Centralia coach Neil Sharp said. “We played Tiger volleyball in the third and fourth sets. I just wish we could have started the match in the third set.”
Mossyrock (2-0) is back on the court on Saturday in the Adna tournament, while Centralia (5-2) travels to face Montesano on Tuesday in a nonleague match.
Warriors Blank Beavers
ROCHESTER — The Warriors notched their first win over rival Tenino in at least four years here Thursday, earning a sweep over their Scatter Creek rivals, 25-14, 25-10 and 25-9 in a nonleague volleyball match.
Lexi Jones-Sederberg had nine kills, Paige Winter added six kills and Marissa Rigsbee recorded nine assist for Rochester.
“It was a pretty loud game. It’s been a while. I know the last four years, for sure, we haven’t beat them. It was a big game,” Rochester coach Wendy Hawes said. “It was a very fun game to watch for us and very big to our program.”
Hawes also noted she was impressed with the passing of Thalia Phothisat.
Rochester (2-2) has another chance to earn a win against Tenino (0-4), traveling across I-5 to play the Beavers on Tuesday.
Adna Falls to Toutle Lake
TOUTLE — Adna couldn’t get anything going here on Thursday, falling to Toutle Lake 3-0 in a nonleague volleyball match.
Toutle Lake won handily, earning the sets 25-11, 25-22 and closing out the match with a 25-18 set win.
Adna coach Wendie Dotson noted the play of Morgan Trotter, who she said played well defensively while stepping up to fill in for an injured starters. Dotson also said Adison Stewart had a solid game for the Pirates at the net and played well in the back row and serving.
Adna (0-2) hosts its tournament Saturday, with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Ocosta Drops Pe Ell
WESTPORT — Pe Ell left with a loss here on Thursday, falling to the Wildcats 3-0 in a nonleague volleyball match.
Ocosta won 25-13, 25-9 and 25-17.
Freshman Claire Cleveland and Annika Mason each had two blocks for Pe Ell.
Trojan coach Karie Cleveland also noted the impressive play of Alli Justice and Anna Nacht.
“I feel like they did OK. We’re still struggling with confidence and getting into the groove of things, but everyday I feel like they’re improving and I’m happy with that,” Cleveland said.
Pe Ell (0-2) is back in action on Saturday at Adna’s tournament.
Rainier Takes Down Morton-White Pass
MORTON — Morton-White Pass battled here on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as Rainier earned a 3-1 win over the Timberwolves in a Central 2B League volleyball match.
MWP won the first set, 25-23. But it was all Rainier after that, as the Mountaineers took the next three sets, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20.
Delanie Hannah had seven kills, nine assists and two blocks, and Hannah Smathers added 10 assists. Jacie Dunlap recorded four kills and Belen Salguero chipped in three kills for MWP.
MWP (1-2) is back on the court on Saturday in Adna’s tournament.