Volleyball roundup: Connell sweeps Burbank

October 9, 2012 

Michelle Schultz and Savannah Egbert dominated on the court as visiting Connell swept Columbia-Burbank 3-0 in an SCAC East volleyball showdown Tuesday night.

Schultz was 17-for-17 service and had 11 kills and 12 digs.

Egbert added nine kills and 16 digs for the Eagles.

Jamie Ellis had 16 assists, and Nataly Aguilar finished with nine digs for Burbank. Harley McBride contributed nine kills.

“I know we can play better. I know that for a fact,” Burbank coach Kara Crowell said. “I told the girls we’ll see them again at districts, so we’ve got to regroup and get back. We’ve still got the second half of the season to go.”

Crowell was encouraged by the third set, which the Coyotes lost 25-23.

“We played better in the third game actually,” Crowell said. “It was pretty respectable, just too little, too late.”

Set scores: 25-14, 25-21, 25-23. Connell—Michelle Schultz 17-17 serving, 12 digs, 11 kills; Jessica Hawkins 8-8 serving, 6 digs, 9 kills; Courtney Colclasure 27 assists, 7 digs; Kennedy Whitby 7-7 serving; Savannah Egbert 16 digs, 9 kills. Burbank—Jamie Ellis 16 assists; Nataly Aguilar 9 digs; Harley McBride 9 kills.

WARDEN 3, RIVER VIEW 0: Bianca Hernandez had 14 digs and Narcy Guerra was 13-for-13 services with six digs as host Warden swept River View in an SCAC East match.

Beth Conley led the Panthers with four service aces.

Set scores: 25-16, 25-14, 25-11. River View—Sadie Lee Vasquez 8-9 service, 2 aces; Tayla Wallace 7-8 services, 1 ace; Beth Conley 8-8 service, 4 aces; Katie Wilhelm 8-9 service. Warden—Bianca Hernandez 14 digs; Emily Pruneda 12-13 service, 4 digs; Narcy Guerra 13-13 services, 6 digs; Shania Kisler 5 kills.

Chiawana 3, Walla Walla 0: A solid serving performance by Delaney Hodgins helped Chiawana rally to win the second set en route to a sweep of Walla Walla in MCC action in Pasco.

“We started the second game slow and were in a hole early,” Riverhawks coach Jim Steach said. “Chantelle (Hill) had a run to get us back in, and Delaney had an eight-point run with it tied at 16-all.”

Megan Steach led Chiawana with 13 kills, while Hill added seven kills and was 23-for-23 from the service line with three aces.

Set scores: 25-15, 25-20, 25-16. Chiawana—Megan Steach 13K; Chantelle Hill 7K, 9 digs, 23-23 srv, 3 aces; Jaymee Steach 6K, 31 assists, 2 aces; Madison Powers 6K, 2B; Delaney Hodgins 3K, 9 digs, 3 aces, 18-19 srv.

RICHLAND 3, SOUTHRIDGE 2: The Bombers prevailed in a tight fifth game to win on the road against the Suns.

“We were just fortunate to win because it was two evenly matched teams,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “It’s a shame that John’s (Lengphounpraseut) team lost because they deserved to win just as much as we did, but we got a few more points at the end.”

Hailey Turner and Tori Long helped the Bombers put the match away with crucial scores in the fifth set. Turner finished with 10 kills and 10 blocks, and Long had 12 kills and five blocks.

“We had their team down,” said Southridge coach John Lengphounraseut. “We just don’t finish them off. That’s the obstacle we have to figure out.”

The Bombers have another tough match ahead Thursday at Kamiakin.

“We’re always saying, ‘Win or lose, we roll up our sleeves and try to get a little better,’ ” Raidl said. “We have three matches left, and everyone’s jockeying for position, so you work a little harder and hope that you win.”

Set scores: 25-23, 22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13. Richland—Tori Long 12 kills, 2 aces, 5 blocks; Liz Quick 8 kills, 4 blocks; Kelly Breard 14 kills, 3 blocks, 8 digs; Alisha Bettinson 13 kills, 2 blocks, 30 digs; Hailey Turner 10 kills, 10 blocks; Peyton Wahl 19 digs; Sarah McCormick 23 assists, 7 digs; Macey Weitz 22 assists, 8 digs; Lauren Balone 9 digs. Southridge—Kimberly Brinkworth 20 kills, 9 digs; Emma Spurlock 15 kills, 7 digs; Alyssa Palmer 13 kills, 23 digs; Makenna Behrens 28 digs; Rylee Russell 16 digs; Kylie Fraga 60 assists, 17 digs.

KAMIAKIN 3, KENNEWICK 0: The host Braves (7-3) inched ahead of the Lions (6-4) in the Mid-Columbia Conference standings. Entering the match, Kennewick and Kamiakin were tied for fourth behind Richland and Chiawana, the MCC co-leaders, and Southridge.

“Kamiakin’s a good team,” Kennewick coach Julie Maciboba said. “They have some good hitters, good blockers. “We just struggled with energy on our side and finding somewhere to hit the ball.”

Set scores: 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. Kennewick—Kelly Dyer 18 digs; Carlee Rhodes 10 kills, 9 digs; Maddie Zinsli 24 assists. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 11K, 16 digs; Taylor Janicek 13K, 9-9 srv, 14 digs; Hunter Durham 28 digs, 6-6 srv; Jessica Edminster 22 assists, 9 digs, 14-15 srv..

PASCO 3, HANFORD 1: Sierra Linke had 14 kills, 18 digs and six blocks to lead host Pasco to a four-set victory over Hanford in Mid-Columbia Conference play.

Marisol Diaz added 31 digs for the Bulldogs.

Nikki Eldred paced Hanford with 16 kills and five blocks.

Set scores: 19-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22. Hanford—Reilee Williams 8 blocks; Kelly Wahl 4 blocks, 8 kills; Nikki Eldred 5 blocks, 16 kills; Alina Olsen 11 kills, Elise Simunds 14 digs; Bridget Gallant 7 digs; Bailee Drussel 41 assists. Pasco—Sierra Linke 14 kills, 18 digs, 6 blocks, 10-11 srv; Bibiana Gonzalez 5 kills, 7 digs; Lindsey Scott 6 kills, 6-7 srv, 1 ace; Marisol Diaz 31 digs, 18-20 srv, 2 aces; Carina Sullivan 11 digs, 16-17 srv, 4 aces; Emma Gilmour 7 digs, 21-21 srv, 2 aces; Cameron Estes 28 assists, 12 digs, 12-12 srv; Brenda Robison 3 kills, 5 digs.

EAST VALLEY 3, GRANDVIEW 1: The Greyhounds got 14 kills and 18 digs from Taylor Hall, but they fell on the road to the Red Devils in CWAC action.

Set scores: 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20. Grandview—Payton Parrish 13 kills, 8 aces; Taylor Hall 14 kills, 18 digs; Samantha Grove 5 kills, 8 blocks.

PROSSER 3, OTHELLO 0: The host Mustangs picked up their first CWAC win of the season behind Rachel Harle’s 20 digs and Taylor Meirndorf’s 22 assists.

Set scores: 25-17, 25-23, 25-20. Prosser—Haylie Pederson 8 kills, 6 blocks; Kassidy Durbin 5 kills; Rachel Harle 20 digs; Taylor Meirndorf 22 assists.

Dayton 3, TC Prep 0: Mary Hoppes had 10 kills and 23 digs in a losing cause, as the Jaguars were swept in three games by the host Bulldogs.

Set scores: Dayton 25-10, 25-23, 28-26. TC Prep—Mary Hoppes 10 kills, 23 digs; Maddie LeBrun 6 kills; Claire Essex 12 assists.

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