Thursday’s Prep Volleyball: W.F. West Sweeps Aberdeen
By The Chronicle
ABERDEEN — W.F. West traveled to Grays Harbor county and made quick work of Aberdeen in a 3-0 sweep in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match here on Thursday.
W.F. West won with set scores of 25-12, 25-21 and 25-19.
Mak Moore had 20 kills, Paytton Crawford recorded 33 assists and Ashlyn Whalen added 22 digs. Megan Pallas tallied five aces for the Lady Bearcats.
“I thought they played really good. Aberdeen is a tougher team to play. It’s a long bus ride out there and they don’t give up points easily,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “They’re a very scrappy team. You know you’re going to be pushed and work hard for the points. They stayed the course and played our game which I was very proud of.”
W.F. West (5-1, 1-1) hosts Black Hills on Tuesday in an EvCo match.
Centralia Falls to Black Hills
Centralia battled with Black Hills on Thursday in Centralia, but the Tigers were on the losing end of a 3-0 Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match.
Black Hills won with set scores of 25-13, 27-25 and 25-14.
Centralia’s Danika Jensen served 11 of 12 with seven digs and Kennedy Strophy served 100 percent with five kills and six digs.
“We walked out of there feeling a bit better after Aberdeen. We weren’t healthy at Aberdeen. Tonight, there was a lot more fight but it’s hard to tell from the set scores,” Centralia coach Marti Smith said. “Those are pretty lopsided scores but the girls were actually fighting with every point. I was so proud of their grit tonight. There were a lot of long rallies, we were right there with them, we just happened to be on the losing end of those long rallies.”
Smith praised the performance of Strophy, noting she was asked to do a lot out of the back row and handled it with confidence.
Centralia (0-6, 0-2) travels to Rochester on Tuesday in an EvCo match.
Lady Loggers Chop Down Winlock
WINLOCK — Winlock won the first set but Onalaska came back and won the next three for a 3-1 win in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Thursday.
Winlock earned the first set, 26-24. Onalaska was able to regroup and win the next three sets with scores of 25-15, 25-11 and 25-14.
Onalaska’s Dakotah Fuller served 100 percent with four blocks and three kills and Sophia Leal also served 100 percent to go along with 22 digs.
Keiley Fickett served 13 of 14 with seven aces, Kaylyna Deck tallied 23 assists and Kayla Osborne recorded 15 assists.
Olivia Mitten recorded 23 assists, Eryn Duryea added 19 kills and 39 digs and Carmen Cleveland-Barrera chipped in six blocks for the Lady Loggers.
“The first game, we tried out some new things with our offense and defense and we weren’t quite ready to do that,” Onalaska coach Terri Dalsted said. “In the next three sets, we went back to our original offense and defense and got the momentum going. We played really well after that.”
Dalsted also was proud of the hustle of Brice Malott.
Onalaska (3-4, 2-1) hosts Adna on Tuesday in a C2BL contest while Winlock (3-6, 0-3) travels to Kalama on Tuesday in a league match.
Napavine Outlasts Toledo in Five Sets
TOLEDO — Napavine and Toledo battled for five sets here on Thursday, with the Tigers earning a 3-2 win in a Central 2B League volleyball match.
Toledo won the first set 26-24, but the Tigers bounced back and tied the match with a 26-24 second set win.
The Indians once again took the lead with a 25-20 third set win, but Napavine answered again in the fourth set with a 25-14 win. In the fifth set, Napavine was down 14-10 but rattled off six straight points to prevail 16-14 to take the victory.
Rylie Pliler recorded 21 points on serves, Kyleigh Holmes added 10 kills and Emma Cline-Maier tallied 16 assists.
“They really did good, probably not the best they can play but some of the best I’ve seen so far,” Toledo coach Candace Maier said. “They played really well.”
Napavine’s Haily Murray had seven block kills. Coach Monica Dailey noted the great defense of Vannie Fagerness, Rae Sisson and Olivia Alegria on Thursday.
“Our defense kept us in the game tonight, they did an outstanding job,” Dailey said. “We struggled putting the ball away. We had 40 hitting errors, that makes a big difference on how the games go.”
Dailey was pleased with the fourth set for the Tigers.
Napavine (7-0, 3-0) travels to Toutle Lake on Tuesday for a league game while Toledo (3-4, 1-2) travels to Longview on Saturday for the Lumberjill Invitational at R.A. Long.
Raymond Downs Pe Ell
PE ELL — Pe Ell couldn’t put it together against Raymond, falling 3-0 in a Pacific 2B League volleyball match here on Thursday.
Raymond won with set scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-15.
Katie Davis, Claire Cleveland, Ellie Little and Presley Peterson each served 100 percent for the Trojans.
“We’re putting a few more things together every game, just not to the point of putting everything together,” Pe Ell coach Karie Cleveland said. “We’ll get there.”
Pe Ell (1-5, 0-1) travels to Tacoma to face Chief Leschi on Tuesday in a league match.
Note: Mossyrock lost to Kalama 3-0 at home on Thursday in a C2BL match and Morton-White Pass defeated Rainier 3-0 in a C2BL match in Rainier on Thursday.
Morton-White Pass Makes Mincemeat of Mountaineers
RAINIER – The Timberwolves put the Mountaineers down in straight sets here Thursday in Central 2B League play. Morton-Pass was able to secure their first league win of the season with scores of 27-25, 25-15, and 25-20.
Taylor Nilius had a team-high 11 kills, Jacie Dunlap had eight kills, and Katie Salguero contributed seven kills to go with two blocks.
“Carly King and Hannah Smathers combined for 35 assists tonight,” added MWP coach Tammy Kelly. “They were able to distribute the ball well and we were able to spread our offense.”
MWP (1-2 league, 4-3) will host Toledo at Morton on Tuesday.
Taholah Tops Oakville
TAHOLAH — Oakville’s road woes continued here on Thursday as Taholah earned a 3-1 win in a 1B Coastal League volleyball match.
Taholah won the first two sets with scores of 25-12 and 25-15. Oakville kept the match going with a 25-22 third set win, but Taholah shut the door in the fourth set, 25-9.
Oakville’s Joanna Kukhar had four aces and five kills and Mya Ortivez added two aces, two kills and five assists.
“They know they’re better than this. They took it pretty hard, our errors were greater than how we played our offense and defense,” Oakville coach Jessica Spitzer said “One of our non-victories on the road. Hopefully we can get that figured out so it doesn’t reoccur.”
Oakville (4-2, 0-1) travels to Lake Quinault on Tuesday for a league match.