Volleyball: Richland wins Wenatchee Invite

October 13, 2012 

The Richland Bombers held off Chelan in the final after rallying past the host Panthers in the semifinals to pick up the tournament victory.

“It’s definitely a confidence builder,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “It took a good slap in the face (by Wenatchee in set 1) to get us ready to go again, but they did it. This is a pretty resilient group. They certainly don’t quit.”

Set scores: def. Chelan 25-18, 18-25, 15-13; def. Wenatchee 17-25, 25-23, 15-12; def. Sunnyside 25-11, 25-14; def. Edmonds-Woodway 25-18, 25-17; def. Lynden 25-17, 25-17; def. Omak 25-12, 25-19. Richland—Tori Long 30 kills, 7 aces, 11 blocks; Liz Quick 28 kills, 12 blocks; Peyton Wahl 4 aces, 59 digs; Lauren Balone 14 kills, 5 aces, 22 digs; Kelly Breard 20 kills, 11 digs; Alisha Bettinson 27 kills, 10 aces, 72 digs; Grace Smith 5 kills, 3 blocks; Haley Turner 26 kills, 15 blocks, 16 digs; Deserea Estavillo 10 aces, 36 digs; Brittney Moore 11 kills, 5 digs; Macey Weitz 5 aces, 39 digs, 70 assists; Sarah McCormick 6 aces, 36 digs, 68 assists.

Southridge tied for fifth with Pasco at the Wenatchee Invite, finishing the day 3-2.

Kimberley Brinkworth had 44 kills, 28 digs and 10 blocks to lead the Suns, who defeated Cashmere, Ballard and Marysville-Pilchuck. They lost to East Valley and Chelan.

Set scores: def. Cashmere 25-12, 25-6; def. Ballard 25-20, 25-13; East Valley won 25-21, 25-27; def. Marysville-Pilchuk 16-25, 25-9, 15-8; Chelan won 25-18, 22-25, 16-14. Southridge—Kimberley Brinkworth 44 kills, 28 digs, 10 blocks; Emma Spurlock 29 kills, 7 digs; Jordan Mix 12 kills, 22 digs; Paige Thompson 13 kills, 5 blocks; Makenna Behrens 44 digs; Rylee Russell 26 digs; Kylie Fraga 114 assists, 10 kills, 18 digs.

Stanfield sweeps pair: The Tigers won a pair of Blue Mountain Conference matches in Elgin.

Stanfield swept Elgin led by Alisen Measham’s 15 assists and three kills. The Tigers then rallied past Pilot Rock in five led by Kourtney Watson’s 18 digs, five kills and four aces.

Set scores: Stanfield def. Elgin 25-23, 25-21, 25-17. Stanfield—Megan Bailey 14 kills, Stephanie Milbrodt 3 kills, Alisen Measham 3 kills, 15 assists, Vanessa Herrera 13 digs, Kourtney Watson 20 digs, Mariela Carrillo 7 digs, Hailey Cox 2 blocks

Set scores: Stanfield 3 def. Pilot Rock 19-25, 25-20, 25-15, 12-25, 15-12. Stanfield—Watson 4 aces, 5 kills, 18 digs, Herrera 4 aces, 35 digs, Measham 3 aces, 20 assists, Bailey 13 kills, 22 digs, Cox 5 kills, 2 blocks

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