Thursday’s Volleyball Roundup: Napavine Cruises Past Onalaska
Napavine Cruises Past Onalaska
NAPAVINE — Napavine started strong and never looked back against Onalaska, earning a 3-0 win in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Thursday.
The Tigers won 25-17, 25-10 and 25-17.
Onalaska’s Olivia Mitten had six kills, and Sophia Leal was 13 of 13 serving with 12 digs. Dakotah Fuller added seven blocks.
“I think they played with a lot of energy. It was a fun game to watch and they just go all out, and that’s what they did tonight,” Onalaska coach Terri Dalsted said. “Napavine is ranked No. 1 in the state, so we came in with an attitude where this is a night where we’re going to give it our all and get better against teams like this. I thought they played great.”
Napavine’s Ada Williams served 100 percent and added 13 assists and nine digs and Abbie Music also served 100 percent with nine digs.
Mollie Olson had 14 kills and four block kills, Carleigh Oster had four kills and Haily Murray added three block kills and three kills. Maddie Thompson served 100 percent and had great defense for the Tigers.
“I felt we played pretty good in most instances. The girls goal was to keep the excitement level up and the communication up and I felt they did a really good job on that,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “There was just a couple rotations where we struggled on the short serve, but other than that, I felt like they did really well.”
Both teams were able to get everyone into the game, with some girls seeing their first varsity action of the season.
“There’s some girls that haven’t played yet at the varsity level, so they were really nervous,” Dalsted said. “But we got them in tonight so it was fun to get them in.”
Napavine (11-0, 7-0 league) has a week off before traveling to face Mossyrock on Thursday in a big C2BL battle, while Onalaska (2-7, 2-4 league) hits the road to face Adna Tuesday in a league match.
Pe Ell Falls to Kalama
PE ELL — The defending 2B state champions were too much for Pe Ell here on Thursday, as Kalama won 3-0 in a Central 2B League volleyball match.
Kalama won each set 25-7, 25-10 and 25-6.
Pe Ell’s Anna Nacht, Ellie Little and Sadie Howard all served 100 percent and Maggie Elliott led the team in kills.
“We had little spurts where we put some things together, spurts with a series of errors,” Pe Ell coach Karie Cleveland said. “We’re a little up and down for us but we’re getting there.”
Pe Ell (0-8, 0-6 league) hosts Toledo on Saturday in a nonleague match.
Toledo Earns First Win Over Rainier
RAINIER — Toledo won its first match of the season here Thursday, topping Rainier 3-1 in a Central 2B League volleyball match.
Rainier won the first set 25-18. It was a close second set, but Toledo won 25-23. The Indians won the third set 25-21 and closed out the match with a 25-17 fourth-set win.
Rylie Pliler recorded 12 kills, Sandra Spahr had eight kills and Shy-Anne Hill added five digs and was 16 of 16 serving.
“As a team, they played super well. They hustled and really worked well,” Toledo coach Candace Maier said. “I’m very proud of them.”
Toledo (1-8, 1-5 league) hits the road to face Pe Ell in a nonleague match on Saturday.
Ducks Bumps T-Wolves in Four
TOUTLE — The Timberwolves started out slow and could never catch up all the way in a four-set loss to host Toutle Lake here Thursday in Central 2B League volleyball action.
The Ducks won 25-12, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20.
Hannah Smathers dished out nine assists and hit on all 16 of her serves, while Carly King had seven kills and 15 assists for Morton-White Pass. Belen Salguero added nine kills, Delanie Hannah chipped in seven kills and MWP coach Tammy Kelly cited Krystal Wright for her passing in serve-receive and on the defensive end.
“We just didn’t get going in that first game,” Kelly said. “The girls settled in after that, and we just came up a little short, but we’re starting to play longer periods of more consistent volleyball.”
Morton-White Pass (4-6, 3-4 league) plays at Kalama on Tuesday.
Centralia Bounces Back to Defeat Rochester
ROCHESTER — Centralia bounced back from a loss on Tuesday, defeating Rochester 3-0 in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match here on Thursday.
Centralia won each set 25-16, 25-11 and 25-18.
Mckenna Smith had nine kills, Chelsea Petrino added seven kills, six aces and six digs, and Rachel Wilkerson recorded six kills, five aces and eight digs for the Tigers. Danika Jensen served 18 of 20 with four aces and added 10 digs and three kills, and Joelle Mettler totaled 26 assists.
“I don’t think we were as sharp as we would have liked. Credit to Rochester, they challenged us at the net quite a few times,” Centralia coach Neil Sharp said. “Any win we can get in league is a good one so we’ll take it.”
Rochester’s Paige Winter had a stuff block and two kills, Emily Morris had two kills and five digs and Marissa Rigsbee added five assists.
Centralia (14-6, 3-3 league) hosts Tumwater on Tuesday, while Rochester (3-9, 0-6 league) hits the road to face Black Hills in an EvCo match.
Tumwater Drops W.F. West
W.F. West started strong, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the defending state champions, as Tumwater won 3-0 in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match on Thursday in Chehalis.
It was a close first set, with Tumwater winning 25-23. It was all Thunderbirds after that, as Tumwater won 25-14 and 25-13 to sweep the match.
Makenzie Moore had six kills and 13 digs, Megan Pallas added five kills and Haley Simmons tallied nine assists. Ashlyn Whalen chipped in 13 digs for the Bearcats.
“I thought they played well. We played them a lot better this time,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “We’re competing with ourselves right now and they’re ready to put in some extra work to finish strong.”
W.F. West (5-5, 3-3 league) travels to Aberdeen on Tuesday for an EvCo match.