Willapa Valley and South Bend easily won two matches last week.
The Vikings swept host Raymond in three games 26-24, 25-17, 25-17 last Tuesday (Oct. 8).
“Despite playing with low intensity, we won the match in three,” Willapa Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass told the Herald. “We just came out of the gates flat and had to fight to get the win in the first set. As the night went on, we began playing with a little more consistency.
“Karli Friese and Brooke Spoor led the team at the net with 6 and 7 kills respectively,” Snodgrass said. “Spoor also had 7 blocks. Baylee Layman also came in to play and serve well. Our team served well with 96 percent put into play and 8 aces on the night.
Valley also won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-17, 15-11, and the Lady Seagulls were victorious in the C squad contest.
Last Thursday Valley slapped down Ocosta in three games 25-20, 25-20 and 25-20 at Tenoski Gym.
“Despite facing some tough Wildcat serves, we passed the ball well and were able to set up our hitters,” Snodgrass said. “Allison Larew, our libero, had a good night in the back row. Spoor led the team with her all-around performance on the night. She had 8 kills, 3 blocks, and 3 service aces. Emily Fluke also served for 100 percent on the night.
Ocosta won the JV match 17-25, 25-22, 17-15, and Valley took the C squad encounter 25-23, 25-14.
The Vikings hosted Naselle last night, venture to Pe Ell Thursday and travel to North Beach Tuesday.
Lady Indians 3, Naselle 0
The Lady Indians traveled to Naselle and downed the Comettes 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 last Tuesday (Oct. 8).
“This was a good win for us,” SBHS Head Volleyball Coach Jackie Sanchez told the Herald. “There wasn't a lot of energy in the gym, but we played solid volleyball to come home with a win. I thought we did a great job with communication on the floor. We had a well-rounded offense with Makenzie Russell (6 blocks) and Katlyn Sawyer, and Kessa Wilson, all with 4 kills, Emily Sanchez with 3 kills, and Kathryn Staats with 2 kills. Maddie Klus had an excellent night in the back row with 17 for 17 serves, 8 digs, and solid serve-receive. Alison Funkhouser went 15 for 15 and Morgan Patterson went 7 for 7 from the serving line and both were solid on serve-receive.”
NW Christian 3, South Bend 0
South Bend hosted Northwest Christian with a chance for a tie for the league standings, but the Lady Navigators came away with a 3-game win, 25-17, 25-14 and 25-19.
“This was a hard night of volleyball for us,” Coach Sanchez said. “In all aspects of the game, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving, we excelled at times, but also really struggled at times. We did serve 90 percent for the night, which was a plus. For stats we had Makenzie Russell with 12 kills and 3 blocks, Kathryn Staats had 5 kills, Kessa Wilson had 4 kills and 4 blocks, and Maddie Klus had 8 digs. “
The Lady Indians visit Ocosta Thursday and travel to Raymond Tuesday.Raymond was at Ocosta last night and visits North Beach Thursday.