Tuesday’s Prep Volleyball: Morton-White Pass Punches Ticket to State With Two Wins
By The Chronicle
NAPAVINE — Morton-White Pass punched their ticket to the state tournament, earning wins over Onalaska and South Bend in the District 4 2B volleyball tournament here on Tuesday.
The Timberwolves won the first two sets with scores of 25-11 and 25-16. The Lady Loggers won the third set 25-19, but Morton-White Pass won the match with a 25-18 fourth set win.
Carly King had 31 assists and four klls and Katie Salguero had 12 kills. Shaylee Peters recorded seven kills and four blocks and Hannah Smathers served 100 percent for MWP.
The win advanced MWP into a winner to state, loser out match against South Bend, with the Timberwolves winning 3-1.
MWP won the first set with a score of 25-22. South Bend evened the match with a 25-17 second set win. The Timberwolves won the next two sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-22 to clinch a berth into the state tournament.
Jacie Dunlap tallied 10 kills and King had 31 assists, six kills and two blocks. Taylor Nilius had 13 kills and Salguero totaled three kills and seven blocks. Hannah Smathers served 18 of 18 for MWP.
”Her (Smathers) serve was huge for us in that South Bend game. We passed really well tonight but sometimes we struggled with our serve but they were able to hang on for some tough wins,” MWP coach Tammy Kelly said. “We have a big group of seniors and they have not made it to state so that was a huge goal for us this year and they came out tonight ready to go.”
MWP faces Mossyrock at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in Adna for a spot in the third place game. The Vikings lost to Ocosta 3-1 in the district semifinals on Tuesday in Adna. The loser will be in a coin flip for the fifth and sixth seeds into the state tournament.
“I think it’s going to be a tough game,” Kelly said. “Probably pretty intense since they are just down the road from us. I’m pretty excited and so are the girls. We’re just going to regroup and get ready for Saturday.”
Onalaska’s Season Ends With Loss to Morton-White Pass
NAPAVINE — Onalaska couldn’t get anything going until it was too late, as Morton-White Pass earned a 3-1 win in a District 4 2B volleyball tournament match here on Tuesday.
Morton-White Pass won the first two sets with scores of 25-11 and 25-16. Onalaska showed some fight and won the third set 25-19, but the Timberwolves were able to prevail in the fourth set 25-18 to win the match.
Keiley Fickett served 14 of 14 and Kaylyna Deck served 7 of 7 with 23 digs. Eryn Duryea totaled 14 kills, 10 blocks and 38 digs and Carmen Cleveland-Barrera had six blocks and three kills.
Olivia Mitten recorded 10 kills, three blocks and 15 digs and Sophia Leal added 26 digs and served 11 of 12 for the Lady Loggers.
“I think that we came out a little bit slow tonight. MWP had a lot more energy than we did and those first two games really showed it on the scoreboard,” Onalaska coach Terri Dalsted said. “The third game, we pulled things together and came back and won that one, but it was too little, too late in that fourth game.”
It was the final volleyball match for Onalaska’s Deck, Mitten and Cassie Caron.
Mules Knock Down Tigers to End Season
ONALASKA — Napavine and Wahkiakum battled for five sets here on Tuesday, with the Mules prevailing 3-2 in a District 4 2B volleyball tournament consolation game.
The Mules won the first set 25-12, but the Tigers answered with a 25-22 second set win. Wahkiakum regained the advantage with a 25-13 third set win, but Napavine responded once again with a 25-22 fourth set win. It was all Wahkiakum in the fifth set, jumping out to a 9-0 lead en route to a 15-8 fifth set win.
Ada Williams served 100 percent with 10 assists and Olivia Alegria also served 100 percent with 27 digs. Ashley Dickinson had five assists, five kills and 12 digs and Haily Murray totaled 12 digs. Riley Beeson added four block kills for the Tigers.
“We had great serving tonight. We had really good defense and we had a lot of long rallies. Once we could get the ball into play, they did well,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “We just really struggled at times getting the ball going. At this time of the season, you need to be taking care of the ball. The last three weeks, we’ve really struggled with that.”
It was the final prep volleyball match for Napavine’s Williams, Dickinson, Alegria, Olivia Woodrum and Madison Doughty.
“All the seniors did a great job,” Dailey said. “They worked hard and we’re going to miss them next year.”
Note: Adna lost to South Bend 3-0 in a loser out match in Napavine on Tuesday.