Tuesday’s Volleyball: Napavine Sweeps Adna
By Matt Baide
NAPAVINE — The Tigers started slow in the first set, but picked up steam and never looked back, defeating Adna 3-0 in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Tuesday.
Adna and Napavine traded the lead early in the first set, but Napavine eventually got it going and won 25-16. The Tigers won the second set 25-10, and ended the match in the third set, 25-13.
Mollie Olson had 17 kills and two block kills, and Melissa Lee added six kills and three block kills for the Tigers. Napavine’s Abbi Music had nine digs and was 100 percent serving.
“We struggled in some areas, we did well in other areas. We missed a lot of serves tonight, which is frustrating, in that last set, we missed four (serves),” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “We’re not a team that normally misses a lot of serves so that is frustrating. Our serve receive tonight was off which normally we don’t struggle with that either. It’s things we can work on in practice and get better at.”
Dailey noted the play of Maddie Thompson, saying she had a good night on defense.
Napavine (3-0, 2-0 league) travels to face Pe Ell on Thursday, while Adna (0-3, 0-2 league) is on the road at Rainier on Thursday in a C2BL match.
Centralia Tops Montesano
MONTESANO — It wasn’t Centralia’s best game of the season, but the Tigers earned a 3-1 win over Montesano in a nonleague volleyball match here on Thursday.
The Tigers won the first two sets, 25-19 each. Montesano battled to win the third set, 25-16, but Centralia bounced back and closed the match in the fourth set, 25-15.
Chelsea Petrino recorded 14 kills and 11 digs, and Rachel Wilkerson added 12 kills, 13 blocks, two aces and was 19 of 21 serving for the Tigers.
Centralia’s McKenna Smith had seven kills and three blocks, Danika Jensen added 11 digs and served 100 percent and Joelle Mettler added 35 assists.
“I don’t think we played well tonight actually. I was disappointed with the first three sets, nice to see the play sharper in the fourth set,” Centralia coach Neil Sharp said. “I’m glad girls were able to come together and figure things out on their own and finish on a high note. It was nice to escape with a win.”
Centralia (6-2) hosts Hoquiam on Thursday in a nonleague match.
Ilwaco Takes Down Toledo
TOLEDO — Toledo looked good in the first set, but wasn’t able to keep it going as Ilwaco won 3-1 over Toledo in a nonleague volleyball match here on Thursday.
Toledo took the first set, 25-17. Ilwaco dominated the second set 25-13. The third and fourth set were close, but the Fisherman were able to prevail, 26-24 and 25-20.
“They played hard and they hustled. We’ve had some better front row play than last year, it’s nice to see them getting some blocks,” Toledo coach Candace Maier said.
Toledo (0-3) heads to Mossyrock on Thursday for a Central 2B League match.
Rochester Wins Second Straight Over Tenino
TENINO — Rochester won their second straight match against Tenino, sweeping the Beavers 3-0 in a nonleague volleyball match here on Tuesday.
Rochester took each set, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-15.
Paige Winter, Lexi Jones-Sederberg and Britney Rogers each had four kills for the Warriors. Rochester’s Emily Morris added two digs and Marissa Rigsbee added nine assists.
Rochester (3-2) travels to Forks for a nonleague match, while Tenino (0-6) hosts King’s Way Christian in a nonleague match on Thursday.
Oakville Crushes Chief Kitsap Academy
OAKVILLE — The Acorns crushed Chief Kitsap Academy on Tuesday, earning a 3-0 win in a nonleague volleyball match here on Wednesday.
Oakville took the match 25-16, 25-16 and 25-9. Mya Ortivez had 11 aces and Megan Begaud added eight aces for the Acorns.
Oakville (2-2) travels to face Wishkah Valley for a league doublerheader next Tuesday.