Volleyball: Southridge holds off Chiawana in five sets

September 10, 2013 

Southridge 3, Chiawana 2: The Southridge volleyball team used an eight-point run in the fifth set to grab a 25-12, 25-22, 16-25, 24-26, 15-13 victory at Chiawana in both teams’ Mid-Columbia Conference openers Tuesday.

Chiawana led 9-4 in the final set before giving up the big run to Southridge. “We panicked a bit and made a handful of unforced errors,” Chiawana coach Jim Steach said. “We let a big opportunity to pull one off slip away there with one bad run.”

The Suns were playing for the first time since The Seattle Times ranked them the No. 1 Class 3A team in the state.

“They have been paying too much attention to that No.1 ranking thing,” Southridge coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “They put a lot of pressure on themselves.”

Kimmy Brinkworth’s 16 kills and eight blocks led the Suns, while Shantelle Hill’s 16 kills and 13 digs led the Riverhawks.

Set scores: 25-12, 25-22, 16-25, 24-26, 15-13. Southridge—Kimberly Brinkworth 16 kills, 8 blocks; Paige Thompson 11 kills; Jordan Mix 10 kills, 16 digs; Alyssa Palmer 9 kills, 10 digs; Makenna Behrens 29 digs; Kylie Fraga 40 assists, 13 digs. Home team—Shantelle Hill 16 kills, 13 digs; Megan Steech 11 kills, 20 assists; Maddison Heine 10 kills, 4 blocks; Delaney Hodgins 4 kills, 29 assists; Cara Gilmore 5 blocks

Richland 3, Hanford 0: Hailey Turner led the Bombers with 15 kills, and Peyton Wahl scooped up 27 digs to lift the Bombers to an MCC sweep over the Falcons.

Taylor Moody and Sarah McCormick combined for 30 assists for Richland.

Set scores: Richland 25-16, 25-19, 25-9. Richland—Hailey Turner 15 kills, 8 digs; Taylor Moody 18 assists; Sarah McCormick 12 assists; Macey Weitz 7 kills; Sienna Becker 5 aces; Peyton Wahl 27 digs. Hanford—Kelly Wahl 6 kills; Mikal Sanchez 5 kills; Elise Simunds 9 digs; Bailee Drussel 10 assists

Kamiakin 3, Pasco 0: The Braves overwhelmed the Bulldogs in three games thanks to some solid serving by Amanda Miller, Kaile Akker, Courtney Sarver and Rachel Leshikar in the season opener for both squads.

Sarver was 11-for-11 and Leshikar was 10-for-10 serving, as Kamiakin used its superior height advantage to cruise to the sweep.

Catelyn Linke’s six kills led the Bulldogs.

Set scores: 25-14, 25-14, 25-14. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 7 kills, 13-for-14, 2 aces; Katelynn Fullmer 6 kills; Nicole Lee 5 kills; Dani Burke 11 assists; Kaile Akker 5 blocks, 15-for-17, 4 aces; Courtney Sarver 11 digs, 11-for-11 serving; Rachel Leshikar 10-for-10 serving. Pasco—Catelyn Linke 6 kills; Ashlin Orosco 2 aces.

WALLA WALLA 3, KENNEWICK 2: Morgan Wilder had nine kills and Kaylee Hagadorn added 13 assists and 14 digs, but it wasn’t enough as Kennewick lost its CBBN opener to Walla Walla at the Lions Den.

“We need to be a little more consitant to get the win,” Lions coach Julie Maciboba said.

Set scores: Walla Walla 25-22, 18-25, 25-14, 18-25, 15-11. Kennewick—Stephanie Buckingham 11 assists, 8 digs; Natilee Sanders 16 digs, 4 aces; Morgan Wilder 9 kills; Kaylee Hagadorn 13 assists, 14 digs.

West Valley 3, Prosser 0: The Rams recorded the nonleague sweep of the visiting Mustangs. Rachel Harley led Prosser with 12 digs.

Set scores: WV 25-13, 25-13, 25-7. Prosser—Rachel Harley 12 digs; Taylor Meirndorf 3 kills, 8 assists; Haylie Peterson 3 kills.

Connell jamboree: Courtney Colclasure collected 30 assists, and Jessica Hawkins had 23 digs for the Eagles during jamboree matches against Kiona-Benton, Goldendale and Mabton.

Set scores: d. Kiona-Benton 25-11, 25-11; split w/ Goldendale 25-17, 25-27; d. Mabton in 2 games. Connell—Kylee Booker 26-29 serves, 5 digs; 5 kills; Jessica Hawkins 17-18 serving, 23 digs; Courtney Colclasure 14-15 serving, 30 assists.

Sunnyside Christian 3, Tri-Cities Prep 1: Mary Seiner recorded 19 digs, and Mary Hoppes led the Jaguars with eight kills, but the host Knights prevailed in the nonleague matchup.

Set scores: 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 25-17. Tri-Cities Prep—Danica Whitsett 11 assists; Mary Seiner 19 digs; Mary Hoppes 8 kills.

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