Tuesday’s Prep Volleyball: Centralia Prevails Over Rochester in Five Set Thriller
By The Chronicle
Centralia and Rochester went back and forth for five sets, with the Tigers ultimately prevailing 3-2 in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match on Tuesday in Centralia.
The Tigers took the first set, 25-18, with the Warriors bouncing back for a 25-23 second set victory to even the match.
Centralia once again gained the lead, 25-21. Rochester wouldn’t go away and forced a fifth set with a 25-22 fourth set win.
It came down to the wire in the fifth set, won by Centralia 15-13.
Madison Stoeckler served 14 of 16 with 25 digs and 27 assists and Jadyn Hawley served 22 of 23 with six kills and 29 digs. Evie Rooklidge was perfect on her 13 serves to go with 18 digs and Kylie Sharp was 14 of 15 serving with 25 digs for the Tigers.
Kennedy Strophy served 19 of 22 with seven kills and Madelinn Corwin totaled eight kills for Centralia.
“This was an amazing match for the girls to experience. Last year, we went five sets a few different times and came out on the losing end. We knew eventually we’d have to play a five setter, I’m just really proud with how the girls came together every point,” Centralia coach Marti Smith said. “They battled, didn’t lose hope in one another and continued to trust each other. We try to keep building out on the court and trust the player next to us to do their job. If we continue to do that, we’ll experience more success.”
Rochester’s Lexie Sederberg tallied 17 kills, 21 digs and three stuff blocks. Kourtney Kerbaugh had 14 kills and four stuff blocks. Emily Morris added 33 digs for the Warriors.
“Centralia played a good game. We have to play more consistent. There was a lot of pressure, they stayed more consistent than us for sure,” Rochester coach Wendy Hawes said. “First game set the tone for the whole night. We were recovering from that slap in the face. I know that we had some good moments but didn’t play to our full potential. We had ups and downs, it was a roller coaster ride.”
Smith commended Stoeckler — a freshman — in her first varsity match as a setter.
“I know as a player and remembering how much work that takes. I was really proud of how she kept herself composed,” Smith said. “She didn’t try to force sets anywhere, she got sets where we needed them to. I was really proud of the girls playing with enthusiasm and joy. What I want them to do each night is play with joy.”
Centralia (3-4, 2-1) is on the road to take on Tumwater on Thursday. Rochester (4-4, 0-3) travels to Chehalis on Thursday to face the Bearcats.
Wolves Top Bearcats in Four
TUMWATER — W.F. West won the first set but couldn’t maintain the momentum in a 3-1 win by Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match here on Tuesday.
The Bearcats won the first set, 25-18. Black Hills bounced back to win the next three sets with scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-13.
Paytton Crawford had 25 assists and Payge Crawford added 23 digs. Ashlyn Whalen tallied four aces and eight kills for the Bearcats.
“Our first game, we came out really aggressive and just played fearlessly. Things just looked great,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “It’s a common thing in volleyball for a team that comes out super hot to not play as well the second match. We knew that going into it, we need to work harder to keep the energy up and keep the momentum going and we didn’t do that. Black Hills took the second set and the third one, they battled, we just couldn’t find that same pulse that we had in the first game.”
W.F. West (1-6, 1-2) hosts Rochester on Thursday in an EvCo match.
Toledo Takes Down Morton-White Pass
TOLEDO — The Indians were able to remain undefeated after earning a 3-1 win against Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Tuesday.
Riley Pliler had eight kills and Emma Cline-Maier added six kills and served 21 of 22. Stacie Spahr chipped in five kills and two blocks and Sandy Spahr contributed four kills and four blocks. Haleigh Holmes tallied four kills for Toledo.
MWP’s Shaylee Peters had nine kills and Katie Salguero added eight kills. Emmalee Hazen tallied four kills.
Toledo (8-0, 4-0) travels to Toutle Lake on Thursday. Morton-White Pass (0-7, 0-4) travels to Onalaska on Thursday.
Napavine Falls to Toutle Lake
NAPAVINE — The Ducks made quick work of the Tigers here on Tuesday with set scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-16 in a Central 2B League volleyball match.
Jordan Wilson and Skyla Ettner served 100 percent and Vannie Fagerness and Sydney Purvis each tallied 14 digs.
Napavine coach Monica Dailey noted Madilyn Harrolle’s play at the net and also commended eighth graders Avery, Eden and Keira on filling in spots for the Tigers.
“We knew going in that Toutle Lake was a strong team. Our goal was to play to the best of our ability and play with a positive attitude. They played hard and stayed positive and trying to keep it as fun as possible,” Dailey said. “We’re still making some mistakes and stuff. We’ve been decimated with illness and injury, thus eighth graders are playing. We’re trying to make the best of it and be positive.”
Napavine (5-3, 1-3) travels to Kalama on Thursday for a C2BL battle.
Onalaska Sweeps Adna
ADNA — The Loggers were able to dispatch the Pirates in a 3-0 sweep in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Tuesday.
Onalaska won with set scores of 25-8, 25-23 and 25-18. Morgan Hamilton had 14 kills and Dakotah Fuller added eight kills and 11 blocks. Eryn Duryea chipped in six kills and served 15 of 16 and Carmen Cleveland-Barrera tallied four kills, 18 blocks and served 10 of 10. Sophia Leal tallied 35 defensive digs while serving 13 of 14 and Raelee Holmes served 18 of 18 with six assists. Hannah James was perfect from the service stripe and Kayla Osborne tallied 13 assists.
“My front row blockers really had an excellent night tonight. They were able to read the ball well and able to slow the ball so they could get a good pass,” Onalaska coach Terri Dalsted said. “All the girls on the team are comfortable with their roles. It’s really nice to see that as we’re starting the second half of the season.”
Adna coach Wendie Dotson noted Anna Jones’ performance in the back row, digging some key hits for the Pirates and helping the team keep momentum throughout the match.
“Started out a little slow, a little unsure. We got better as the match progressed. I thought that the team worked really hard to get a side out,” Dotson said. “We missed some key serves. The team never got into a rhythm tonight to play aggressively. I thought that was a key factor. We came alive a little bit but it was a little bit late. Onalaska came out ready to play. Their hitters were hitting well. They played a really good game against us, I thought they did a really good job tonight.”
Onalaska (5-4, 3-2) hosts Morton-White Pass on Thursday in a C2BL
Mossyrock Makes Mules Head Home Early
MOSSYROCK — The Vikings were able to turn away Wahkiakum in three sets of Central 2B League volleyball play here on Tuesday with scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-15.
“We passed it pretty consistent tonight,” noted Mossyrock coach Alex Nelson.
Faith Mulligan led that effort with 13 on-target passes to the setter, along with 19 digs and a perfect 10 for 10 night at the service stripe. Morgan Houghtelling added 22 assists to augment a perfect night serving, while Andee Nelson turned in a team-high 12 kills and 17 digs. Amy Fitzhugh was 14 of 16 serving in the contest for the Vikings with three aces and five digs.
“Wahkiakum, traditionally, is a really good volleyball team. They play with a lot of energy so we were concerned about playing consistently and preventing them from getting momentum swings,” said Nelson.
Mossyrock (6-1, 4-0 league) will host Rainier on Thursday.
Trojans Dispatch Chief Leschi
Pe ELL — The Trojans defeated Chief Leschi 3-1 here on Tuesday in a Pacific 2B League volleyball contest with set scores 25-23, 25-17, 22-25 and 25-10.
“Claire Cleveland served great for us with 11 aces and she had five kills,” noted Pe Ell coach Karie Cleveland. “Presley and Payton Peterson, they’re sisters, both had a pretty outstanding defensive game.”
The Trojans played a patchwork lineup in the win and Cleveland was pleased to see her players find a way to secure the home victory even when short-staffed.
“Things have been a little crazy for us so we’ve had to try some different rotations and different people. I felt like the girls really put it all together today and played well together,” said Cleveland.
Pe Ell (2-5) will play at North Beach on Thursday.
Oakville Falls to Mary M. Knight
OAKVILLE — Mary M. Knight earned a sweep of Oakville with set scores of 25-6, 25-12 and 25-11 in a 1B Coastal Division volleyball match here on Tuesday.
Shelby Petty had two aces and Mya Ortivez added a kill and two aces for the Acorns.
Oakville is back in action next Tuesday at Taholah in a league contest.