Volleyball: Kamiakin nips Richland in 5

September 19, 2013 

Amanda Miller had 16 kills and was perfect on 22 serves, and Rachel Leshikar scooped up 47 digs as the Kamiakin Braves won a Mid-Columbia Conference thriller over the Richland Bombers 25-16, 22-25, 25-15, 15-25, 15-13 on Thursday at Art Dawald Gym.

Hailey Turner had 27 kills for the Bombers in a back-and-forth match.

“We knew it was going to be a tough week,” Kamiakin coach Mary Opitz said, noting her team’s loss Tuesday to top-ranked Southridge. “Richland was coming off a loss to Chiawwana ... both teams were wanting to get back on the ‘W’ side. Everybody was playing hard. It was fun.”

Meanwhile, the Bombers had a big night on defense, led by Peyton Wahl’s 37 digs. Taylor Moody added 20 digs and 20 assists.

“I’m so proud of my girls for battling so hard and long vs. a good Kamiakin team,” said Richland coach Bob Raidl. “In the end, it was 12-12 in the fifth game, and we lost a game to three.”

Set scores: 25-16, 22-25, 25-15, 15-25, 15-13. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 16 kills, 22x22 serve, 3 aces; Kaile Akker 12 kills, 4 stuff-blocks, 11x12 serve; Lindsey Schauble 9 kills, 23 digs; Andrea Stapleton 6 kills, 3 stuff-blocks; Katelynn Fullmer 25 assists, 17x17 serve, 1 ace; Dani Burke 22 assists, 23x24 serve, 5 aces; Rachel Leshikar 47 digs. Richland—Hailey Turner 27 kills; Macey Weitz 11 kills; Lexi Lacey 7 kills, 3 aces; Taylor Moody 20 digs, 20 assists; Sarah McCormick 13 digs, 13 assists, 3 aces; Peyton Wahl 37 digs, 3 aces.

Southridge 3, Hanford 0: Jordan Mix and Kimberly Brinkworth combined for 21 kills, and the top-ranked Suns didn’t let up a beat coming off a big win over Kamiakin on Tuesday.

“I think our girls are more focused about taking care of business,” Southridge coach John Lengphounprasaeut said. “Everybody is stepping up. We kept the flow of the game much better. Our defense is much improved.”

Rylee Russell helped key that defense with 18 digs for the Suns.

Kelly Wahl led the Falcons with eight kills and five blocks.

Set scores: 25-15, 25-14, 25-14. Southridge—Jordan Mix 11 kills, 8 digs; Kimberly Brinkworth 10 kills, 5 blocks; Paige Thompson 5 kills, 2 blocks; Alyssa Palmer 3 kills, 10 digs; Makenna Behrens 23 digs, 4 aces; Rylee Russell 18 digs; Kylie Fraga 25 assists, 2 aces. Hanford—Kelly Wahl 8 kills, 5 blocks; Caylee Olson 5 kills; Mikal Sanchez 3 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs; Bailee Drussel 14 assists; Elise Simunds 11 digs.

CHIAWANA 3, KENNEWICK 0: Shantelle Hill had 19 kills and Delaney Hodgins handed out 34 assists as the Riverhawks made quick work of Kennewick at the Lions Den.

“She only had two hitting errors,” Chiwana coach Jim Steach said of Hill. “We served pretty well too, with seven aces. We are working on serving tough and putting pressure on teams.”

Set scores: Chiawana 25-11, 25-18, 25-15. Chiawana—Shantelle Hill 19K, 7 digs; Maddison Heine 6K; Megan Steach 4K, 4 aces; Delaney Hodgins 34 assists; Cara Gilmore 3K, 4B.

PASCO 3, WALLA WALLA 1: Carina Sullivan had 65 assists to lead host Pasco over Walla Walla in a Mid-Columbia Conference match.

Set scores: 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21. Pasco—Lacie Becker 6 kills, 6 blocks; Carina Sullivan 65 assists, 2 aces; Catelyn Linke 13 kills, 2 aces; Rosie Diaz 19 digs.

Prosser 3, Sunnyside 2: Haylie Pederson had 14 kills and Rachel Harle 25 digs to lead the Mustangs to the nonleague win at home.

Set scores: 25-14, 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 15-7. Prosser—Haylie Pederson 14 kills, 3 blocks; Courtney Scott 7 kills; Allie Lamotte 7 kills, 15 digs; Rachel Harle 25 digs; Taylor Meirndorf 27 assists.

Grandview 3, Toppenish 0: Taylor Hall had 17 kills and 10 digs, and Hannah Pond added six kills and 12 digs as the Greyhounds won a nonleague home match against a league rival.

Set scores: 25-20, 25-21, 25-22. Grandview—Evann Swearingen 32 assists, 10 digs; Hannah Pond 2 aces, 6 kills, 12 digs; Samantha Grove 9 kills; Taylor Hall 17 kills, 10 digs.

Connell 3, Columbia (Burbank) 0: Jessica Hawkins had 12 kills and Courtney Colclasure doled out 32 assists to lead the Eagles to an SCAC East road win.

Set scores: 25-16, 25-21, 25-15. Connell—Jessica Hawkins 12 kills; Dakota Olberding 14 digs; Kylie Booker 4 blocks; Courntey Colclasure 32.

Warden 3, River View 1: Shania Kisler had 10 kills and 31 digs to lead Warden to an SCAC victory over visiting River View.

Hannah Weatherby led the Panthers with six kills and five digs.

Set scores: 26-28, 25-12, 25-20, 25-21. River View—Jessica Burrus 4 kills, 5 blocks; Hannah Weatherby 6 kills, 5 digs; Kayla Wallace 9 digs. Warden—Shania Kisler 10K, 31 digs; Laurissa Kisler 23 assists, 14 digs; Ashley Martinez 28 digs.

TRI-CITY PREP 3, DAYTON 2: Katie Casazza had 16 kills and Corinne Barnett added 15 as Tri-City Prep opened Southeast 2B play with a road win over Dayton.

Set scores: Tri-City Prep 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13. Tri-City Prep—Mary Hoppes 30 digs, 10K; Mary Seiner 25 digs; Francine Lahoz 30 digs; Katie Casazza 16K; Corinne Barnett 15K; Claire Essex 16 assists; Danika Whitsett 21 assists.

The Dalles 3, Hermiston 2: Noa Ena had 19 kills and 20 digs and Shelby Sanders added seven kills and six blocks, but the Bulldogs fell in five games on the road.

Set scores: 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 15-10. Hermiston—Noa Ena 19 kills, 20 digs; Shelby Sanders 7 kills, 6 blocks; Hannah Mabbott 4 blocks; Brea Kestler 22 assists; Shay Kennison 17x21 digs; Ashley Moser 17x18, 2 aces.

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