By GEORGE KUNKE
South Bend and Willapa Valley will compete at the District IV Volleyball Tournament this week with games starting last night. Matches will be played at South Bend, Willapa Valley and Raymond. Valley hosted Mossryrock last night with the winner playing Adna, also Tuesday night. South Bend hosted the winner of Onalaska/Morton-White Pass, also last night. See brackets on page 7.
The Lady Indians won their last two Pacific League matches. South Bend defeated Willapa Valley in four games last Monday night (Oct. 28) at Menlo. The Tribe won 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16.
“This match was an important match for us, as it wrapped up second place for us,” South Bend HS Head Volleyball Coach Jackie Sanchez. “I thought our girls played consistent and hard all night long. Valley can serve tough, and I thought our serve-receive did an excellent job of handling those balls to set up an offense. Playing tough in the back row were libero Maddie Klus with 14 digs and 18 perfect serve-receives, Emily Sanchez with 13 digs and 10 perfect serve-receives, Alison Funkhouser with 11 digs and 4 perfect serve-receives, Makenzie Russell with 10 digs and 4 perfect serve-receives, and Morgan Patterson with 3 digs. This good passing allowed us to set up a powerful offense with Russell getting 14 kills (9 blocks), Katlyn Sawyer 11 kills, and Kessa Wilson 6 kills (11 blocks). Kathryn Staats had a solid night of play, and Reilly Myers was solid off of the match. I was very pleased with our serving tonight going 91 out of 94.”
“We served consistently and passed the ball well throughout the game, but were too timid when it came to attacking the ball at the net,” Willapa Valley HS Head Volleyball Coach Lori Snodgrass told the Herald. “We had some chances, but just didn't swing hard enough to put the ball away. Karli Friese led the team with her jump serving in the third game
and her passing; especially on serve receive. Brooke Spoor led the team
at the net.”
South Bend won the junior varsity contest 25-20, 25-18 and 16-18.
Lady Indians 3, Naselle 0
South Bend whipped Naselle on Senior Night at Koplitz Field House 25-17, 25-8, 25-15.
“This was our last league match, and our girls played well,” Coach Sanchez said. “We only missed three serves on the net, passed and set consistently, and had a powerful hitting night.
“Libero Maddie Klus served 23 for 23 tonight, had 6 digs, and 8 perfect serve-receives,” Sanchez said. “Also playing tough in the back row was Morgan Patterson with 6 digs. Alison Funkhouser and Emily Sanchez did a good job of setting up the offense tonight. Leading our offensive attack was Kathryn Staats with 7 kills, Makenzie Russell with 6 kills (10 blocks), Kessa Wilson with 5 kills (3 blocks), Emily Sanchez with 4 kills, and Katlyn Sawyer with 2 kills. Reilly Myers and Paige Johnson came off of the bench to have a great night of volleyball.”
Vikings 3, Raymond 0
Willapa Valley took down Raymond in three sets on Senior Night at Tenoski Gym in Menlo last Wednesday.
“After honoring our seniors, we took to the floor to try out a new rotation,” Coach Snodgrass said. “Although we started off slow on the night, we managed to win the first two sets 25-21, 25-17. In the third set, we picked up the momentum and the entire team contributed in the 25-13 win.
“Karli Friese led the team with 7 kills,” Snodgrass reported. “Mackenzie Trotter also had a good night with 5 kills and 16 for 16 serving. Emily Fluke did a good job running the offense and giving all of our hitters a chance at attacking the ball.”
“We came out pretty well and both passed and attacked the ball well,” Raymond HS Head Volleyball Coach Bob Swogger told the Herald. “Like all season, we had a hard time keeping mental focus and playing through some mistakes. We need to learn to focus and concentrate on the next play instead of dwelling on the last one.”
The Vikes also won the JV match 25-7, 25-9, 12-15.
NW Christian 3,
Lady Seagulls 0
Northwest Christian stopped Raymond in three games 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 last Monday (Oct. 28) on Senior Night at Seagull Gym.
“Hannah Dykes played well for us and led us (in) kills,” Swogger said. “Aiysha Garcia also did well blocking and stopping their big hitter.”
Raymond’s season ended with an overall record of 2-12.
Northwest Christian 12-0
South Bend 10-2
Willapa Valley 8-4
North Beach 4-7