"This was our first league match, so it was great to get start off league play with a win," said SBHS head coach Jacki Sanchez. "The girls did a fabulous job of staying focused on the little things through out the match. Leading us on the serving line was Paola Razo going 18 of 19. Emily Sanchez and Alison Funkhouser led us on serve-receive at 89% and 77%. Doing a good job of setting up the offense in this match was Funkhouser, Sanchez (4 kills), and Rielly Myers, who also did a good job hitting the ball and led the team with 7 kills. Morgan Patterson is cited for hustle, and McKenzie Salas contributed 4 kills."
Life Christian 3,
South Bend 0
The Lady Indians were defeated at Life Christian 25-18, 25-20, 25-9 last Thursday.
"This was a new team for us to play this year, and we went to Tacoma not really knowing what to expect," Coach Sanchez said. "Life Christian is a very good volleyball team. They definitely had a complete size advantage over us as well. This was a disappointing loss for the girls as we had significant leads in games one and two and allowed them to get back into it by struggling on serve-receive with one of their servers.
"In game three we had pretty much lost any momentum we had earlier," Coach Sanchez said. "We definitely need to believe we can complete with this team if we get a chance play them again. Alison Funkhouser and Emily Sanchez did a very good job passing on both serve-receive and defensively. Morgan Patterson went 100% from the serving line and did a very good job at the setter-out position. Offensively, we were led by Rielly Myers (6 kills) and McKenzie Salas (5 kills).
Northwest Christian visited the lady Indians Tuesday night. South Bend visits Ocosta Thursday and Tacoma Baptist Tuesday (Oct. 14).
Willapa Valley 3,
Chief Leschi 0
Willapa Valley hit its way past host Chief Leschi ( 25-14, 25-13, 25-12) last Tuesday (Sept. 30) at Puyallup.
"Playing solid defense throughout the match, we were able to win in three," said WVHS head coach Lori Snodgrass. "The entire team contributed to the win. Brooke Spoor had a solid night at the net and led the team in kills. Our freshman setter, Sidney Pollard, had a great night setting up the ball."
Valley won the junior varsity match 25-22, 22-25, 15-9.
Willapa Valley 3
Tacoma Baptist 1
Valley took care of business against Tacoma Baptist with a 4-game victory (25-10, 25-17, 26-28, 25-13) over the Crusaders in Menlo Thursday night.
"Kate Rockett played a solid net game, and Karli Friese led the team with 8 kills," Snodgrass said. "Brooke Spoor went 20 for 20 on serving to lead our team to a victory. We are still trying to put forth a consistent match from start to finish."
The Vikings won the JV match 25-9, 25-16.
Valley traveled to Ilwaco last night, and host Rainier Thursday and Life Christian Tuesday.