Wednesday’s Prep Volleyball: Vikings Celebrate Senior Night in Style

By The Chronicle

MOSSYROCK — The Vikings managed to pay homage to their veteran players while simultaneously capturing a sweep over Napavine here on Wednesday with scores of 25-19, 25-5, and 25-13 in their Central 2B League volleyball showdown.

“It was senior night and I got all six in starting in that first set and we pulled off a win there,” said Mossyrock coach Alex Nelson. “They all played really well for us tonight and all contributed.”

Since it was senior night, the Mossyrock stats of record were compiled exclusively by those senior players.

Shania Hadaller was perfect on 10 serve attempts with 25 assists while Jenifer Brockway connected on 14 of her 15 serves. Amy Fitzhugh added two aces and five digs to go along with a 13 of 14 effort from the service stripe and Justus Stajduhar added one kill and one assist. Andee Nelson tallied 10 kills and 14 digs while Faith Mulligan notched 13 digs and seven kills to help seal the Vikings win.

With the win, Mossyrock will now enter the district tournament with the number one seed from the C2BL.

“We like that we’re hosting that first game. That’s definitely an advantage,” said Nelson. “They worked hard to get that and a lot of girls contributed to it so I’m really proud of them for that.”

Mossyrock ends the regular season 11-1 overall and 9-0 in league games. The Vikings will host the number eight seed from the Pacific 2B league on Saturday at 10 a.m. to get the district tournament started.

Napavine ends the regular season 8-6 and 4-6 in C2BL games. The Tigers are in a three-way tie for sixth place in the league with Adna and Onalaska and a coin flip on Thursday will determine seeding.

Pirates Make Mincemeat of Mountaineers

ADNA — The Pirates weathered all of the Mountaineers advances here on Wednesday in order to secure a sweep in Central 2B League volleyball action with scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-23.

“This was a must win situation for us to go to districts and the girls came through,” said Adna coach Wendie Dotson.

Dotson noted that Alyssa Davis, Paige Wagner, Elisha Giese, and Brooklyn Loose combined for a perfect night of serving and the team tallied 17 aces in total. Five of those aces came from Anna Jones alone.

“Our serving was pretty aggressive,” said Dotson.

Dotson added that Jones played well defensively all night long with great passing to boot.

“That was a great way for her to end her high school season on her home court,” said Dotson. “At the net, Ally Davis had five kills along with Madison Fay.”

Dotson also made sure to give a shout out to the home crowd, including the football and soccer teams, for providing a raucous atmosphere.

“They really made a difference in our play,” said Dotson.

Adna (4-6 league) is now in a virtual tie for sixth place in the C2BL. A coin flip is scheduled to take place on Thursday in order to determine seeding for the district tournament.

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