"It seems that whenever we travel to Ocosta we face a very scrappy team and the game goes to five games," said Valley head coach Lori Snodgrass. "Thursday was no different. We were a little flat and Ocosta took advantage of it. We were able though to come off with the big plays when we needed them and won the match in five.
"Baylee Layman helped bring us back with consistent serving on the night going 19 for 19, and Itzia Ruelas put in a solid performance passing," Snodgrass added. "Karli Friese led all hitters with 10 kills."
Valley improved to 7-0 in the Pacific League and 9-2 overall, while the Wildcats dropped to 2-5 and 2-7.
Willapa Valley 3, NW Christian 0
The Vikes blanked Life Christian at Tenoski Gym last Tuesday (Oct. 14), 25-19, 25-15, 26-24.
"We had lost to (them) earlier in the season in the championship game of the Raymond Tournament," Snodgrass noted. "They team came out and played their best volleyball of the year as we went on to win the match in three. It was a team effort with everyone doing well with serving and passing. Brooke Spoor had 15 kills and Karli Friese added 10 kills. It was exciting to see everything that we had been working on come together throughout the game."
Willapa also won the junior varsity game, 25-17, 25-16.
Valley hosted Northwest Christian last night and travels to North Beach Thursday. The Vikes compete at the Adna Volleyball Tournament Saturday, and close out the regular season at home against South Bend.