Thursday’s Prep Volleyball: Toledo Totes the Misery Whip Against Loggers
By The Chronicle
ONALASKA — Toledo dropped the Loggers in straight sets here on Thursday with scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-18 for a Central 2B League volleyball victory.
“I definitely felt like they were playing with more confidence today. I feel like things are building in a positive way,” said Toledo coach Candance Maier.
Brynn Williams helped set the pace for Toledo with 16 assists, 9 digs, and 7 aces while Emma Cline-Maier added seven kills and four blocks. Rylie Plilier chipped in seven kills while serving 16 of 17 with four aces and Gracie Madill notched four kills and nine digs. Stacey Spahr and Sandra Spahr added six kills and four kills, respectively, in the win.
“They played really hard and really well together. I just think they did a great job of teamwork. It sounds so simple, and there were lots of little things that helped, but I really think that was the difference,” said Maier.
The Toledo coach came away impressed with a pair of Loggers as well. She noted that Carmen Cleveland-Barrera played well at the net with a load of kills to her credit while Eryn Duryea threw herself all over the court, as per usual.
“(Duryea’s) definitely the one that I noticed. She’s passing and really doing a little bit of everything for them,” said Maier.
Toledo (10-3, 6-3 league) will host Kalama on Monday. Onalaska (6-6, 4-4 league) will host Toutle Lake on Monday.
Mossyrock Sweeps Adna
ADNA — Mossyrock was able to earn a sweep of Adna with set scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-13 in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Thursday.
Emma Eko and Alyssa Davis each served 100 percent and Davis had two aces of the seven total team aces.
Ryann Wilson had three blocks and played well at the net and Adna coach Wendie Dotson noted the play at the net of Elisha Giese, tipping some balls that the Pirates have struggled with in the past.
Mossyrock (10-1, 8-0) travels to Winlock on Monday while Adna (3-9, 2-6) faces the Timberwolves in Morton on Monday.
W.F. West Falls to Black Hills
The Bearcats were able to take the Wolves to five sets but Black Hills squeaked out a 3-2 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match in Chehalis on Thursday.
Black Hills won the first set, 26-24. W.F. West bounced back and gained the lead with wins in the second and third sets, 25-22 and 25-20. The Wolves took the momentum back in the fourth set, 25-21, and rode that wave to a 15-13 fifth set win.
Ashlyn Whalen set the school record for digs in a game with 31 and added 10 kills. Ava Olsen had 13 kills and Paytton Crawford tallied three aces and seven kills. Sophia DeTray collected three blocks and Drea Brumfield had six kills for the Bearcats.
“We played really well. When you go into that fifth match, that tight, it’s the strength of the rotation at that given time and they worked hard,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “We had a couple of close calls. I’m proud of the grit the girls showed to be tougher than a shift in momentum. Defensively, we looked really strong. We’re definitely coming into our own as a team and that’s a great time to be happening heading into districts.”
Mora said she was proud of her team and how the team is selfless and invested in their teammates’ success.
W.F. West (3-9, 3-5) is in Rochester on Tuesday to face the Warriors.
Rochester Edges Centralia in Five
ROCHESTER — The Warriors were able to narrowly earn a 3-2 win against Centralia in an Evergreen 2A Conference volleyball match here on Thursday.
The Warriors won the first set, 25-11, but the Tigers came back to win the second set, 25-17. Rochester took the lead once again with a 25-21 third set win, but Centralia answered once again with a 25-21 fourth set win. Rochester edged Centralia 15-13 in the decisive fifth set.
The match had some controversy, with the Warriors earning a mystery point in the fifth set to gain a 14-13 lead.
“They called the referee to the stand when we were both at 13,” Rochester coach Wendy Hawes said. “I have no idea what’s going to happen. Obviously we aren’t protesting it. We’ll have to see what happens with the review of the tape.”
Centralia is filing an official protest of the match.
Rochester’s Bethany Hawes had five aces, four kills and 20 assists and Kortney Kerbaugh tallied 10 kills. Lexie Sederberg tallied 15 kills, 19 digs and added five stuff blocks.
“The game was very important. We were trying to just play smart and keep the ball in,” Hawes said. “It was very exciting to watch. They were very long rallies.”
Centralia’s Kennedy Strophy had seven kills, three aces and served 18 of 18 and Madison Stoeckler added 23 assists, 16 digs and served 14 of 15.
Hailey Brann tallied four blocks and Jadyn Hawley totaled nine kills, 29 digs and served 9 of 9. Kylie Sharp chipped in 22 digs and served 12 of 13 for the Tigers.
“It was an off night for us. They outplayed us in the first and third sets, brought way more energy. They made it difficult to put the ball away and we made our own mistakes,” Centralia coach Marti Smith said. “Rochester definitely brought it tonight and made it very frustrating. I’m proud of the girls in the second, fourth and fifth sets. We had way better energy. We used a couple different lineups to see where we could find a good mix.”
Rochester (6-7, 2-6) hosts W.F. West on senior night on Tuesday. Centralia (5-7, 4-4) will take on Tumwater on senior night on Tuesday in Centerville.
Napavine Takes Down Morton-White Pass
RANDLE — The Tigers persevered through five sets on the road to earn a 3-2 win against Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League volleyball match here on Thursday.
MWP took the first set, 25-20. Napavine was able to recover and take the lead with wins in the second and third set, 25-21 and 25-23. The T-Wolves tied the match with a 25-19 fourth set win. The Tigers regained their composure and won the fifth set, 15-11.
Napavine’s Jordan Gernie-Wilson served 100 percent and Vannie Fagerness also served 100 percent with 28 digs. Haily Murray tallied 17 kills, 12 digs and 10 stuff blocks and Skyla Ettner recorded seven digs.
Joie Harrolle was aggressive at the net with three stuff blocks and Napavine coach Monica Dailey noted the great hustle of Madilyn Harrolle for the Tigers.
“It was tough. MWP was very scrappy,” Dailey said. “They serve-received well. It was hard finding the court. We had a lot of long volleys. We just were on the side of success enough to eek out the win.”
MWP’s Shaylee Peters had 11 kills and Katie Salguero tallied 12 kills, four blocks and four aces. Rylie Dantinne totaled five kills and Delanie Hannah contributed nine kills and nine aces.
“Emmalee Hazen continued to be a spark tonight with her defense,” MWP coach Tammy Kelly said. “It was a good game for both teams. We all fought really hard back and forth.”
Napavine (8-5, 4-5) travels to Mossyrock for the regular season finale on Wednesday. MWP (1-11, 1-7) hosts Adna in Morton on Monday.
Oakville Falls in Season Finale
ELMA — Oakville was unable to earn a win in their season finale against Mary M. Knight with set scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-3 in a 1B Coastal Division volleyball match here on Thursday.
Makayla Roberts had three aces and a kill and Carissa Crum added two aces for the Acorns.
It was the final game for Oakville seniors Mya Ortivez and Gwen Taylor. Malikah McNair played for the Acorns this season as an eighth grader.