Volleyball: Serving leads Chiawana past Walla Walla

September 24, 2013 

Chiawana vs Walla Walla volleyball

Chiawana's Maddison Heine, left, hits over Walla Walla's Madi Doepker (13) and Paige Parsons to score a point Tuesday at Chiawana in Pasco.

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Chiawana was extremely sharp serving the ball Tuesday and it led to a 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 victory over Walla Walla in Mid-Columbia Conference action in Pasco.

The Riverhawks (3-2 league, 10-3 overall) were 95-percent serving with nine aces in the victory.

“We served them tough and got them out of their system,” Chiawana coach Jim Steach said. “They have those two (Reece Carman and Madi Doepker) who hit the ball well, but we forced them to hit from positions they don’t like hitting in. That led to some errors and easier balls for us to run our offense.”

Shantelle Hill had another big match, finishing with 15 kills and just two errors. She added nine digs. Megan Steach had seven kills, while Delaney Hodgins had 28 assists, four aces and three kills.

Carman’s nine kills led the Blue Devils (2-3 league).

Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 25-16. Walla Walla—Reece Carman 9 kills; Madi Doepker 8 kills. Chiawana—Shantelle Hill 15 kills, 9 digs; Delaney Hodgins 28 assists, 4 aces, 3 kills; Megan Steach 7 kills; Maddison Heine 4 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks; Cara Gillmore 3 kills, 2 blocks; Emma Miles 9 digs.

Hanford 3, Pasco 2: The Falcons staged an epic rally to knock off the host Bulldogs in a Mid-Columbia Conference match in Pasco.

Hanford lost the first two sets, before winning the final three 26-24, 25-20, 15-13 to grab its first league victory of the young season.

The Falcons were playing without their regular libero, but Russian foreign exchange student Anya Vidanova stepped in and played that position for the first time. She finished with 10 digs.

Kelly Wahl added 16 kills and seven blocks, while Abbi Smith had eight blocks and five aces for Hanford.

Liddy Vale’s 15 kills and four aces led Pasco.

Set scores: Hanford 22-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-13. Hanford—Kelly Wahl 16 kills, 7 blocks; Caylee Olson 9 kills, 3 aces, 4 digs; Bailee Drussel 32 assists, 5 digs; Anya Vivanova 10 digs; Abbi Smith 8 blocks, 5 aces. Pasco—Carina Sullivan 28 assists; Liddy Valle 15 kills, 4 aces; Catelyn Linke 13 kills.

Southridge 3, Richland 0: Paige Thompson had four clutch kills during a 7-1 Suns run at the end of Game 3 that clinched the game and an MCC sweep of the Bombers.

Southridge coach John Lengphounpraseut credited Thompson, Makenna Behrens and Rylee Russell with helping turn things around when Richland took a 22-18 lead in the final game.

“Those three really stepped up tonight. The team played solid defense,” Lengphounpraseut said. “That’s the second time we were down, but we fought to come back.”

Russell had 16 digs, while Kimberly Brinkworth added 15 kills for the Suns.

Set scores: 25-11, 25-13, 25-23. Richland—Hailey Turner 10 kills, 5 digs; Taylor Moody 10 assists, 3 digs; Peyton Wahl 22 digs; Macey Weitz 4 kills, 1.5 blocks; Noelle Craft 4 kills, 4 digs. Southridge—Kimberly Brinkworth 15 kills; Paige Thompson 8 kills; Jordan Mix 10 kills, 11 digs; Alyssa Palmer 5 kills, 16 digs; Makenna Behrens 23 digs; Rylee Russell 16 digs, 15-15 serving; Kylie Fraga 33 assists, 15 digs, 8 kills.

Kamiakin 3, Kennewick 1: The Braves bounced back from a tough second set to defeat the visiting Lions in a Mid-Columbia match.

After making quick work of Kennewick in the first set, the Braves lost 29-27 in the second, before bouncing back for the victory.

Amanda Miller’s 13 kills, 21 digs and 17-for-17 serving led Kamiakin, while Morgan Wilder’s 13 kills and four blocks led Kennewick.

“We made a lot of unforced hitting errors,” Lions coach Julie Maciboba said. “Half their team is over 6-foot, so they put up a big block, but we were hitting a lot of balls off the court.”

Set scores: 25-10, 27-29, 25-18, 25-13. Kennewick—Morgan Wilder 13 kills, 4 blocks; Kaylee Hagadorn 21 assists, 10 digs; Sarah Kohan 19 digs; Natilee Sanders 19 digs; Stephanie Buckingham 13 digs; Julisa Gonzalez 11 digs, 3 aces. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 13 kills, 21 digs, 17-for-17 serving; Andrea Stapleton 10 kills; Nicole Lee 9 kills, 3 blocks; Lindsey Schauble 8 kills, 3 blocks; Katelynn Fullmer 18 assists; Dani Burke 16 assists, 17-of-17 serving, 1 ace; Rachel Leshikar 27 digs, 13-of-14 serving.

Ephrata 3, Grandview 1: Taylor Hall had 24 kills, 16 digs and three aces but it wasn’t enough as the Greyhounds dropped a nonleague match to the Tigers.

Set scores: 20-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-22. Grandview—Evan Swearingen 36 assists, 19 digs; Susie Medina 17 digs; Casey Kollmar 5 kills, 7 digs; Samantha Grove 6 kills, 4 blocks; Hannah Pond 3 kills, 2 blocks, 21 digs; Taylor Hall 3 aces, 24 kills, 16 digs.

Prosser 3, East Valley 1: The Mustangs are surely wishing this was a CWAC match after they knocked off the Red Devils in four hard-fought sets.

Alas, it was a nonleaguer. CWAC play doesn’t start until Oct. 1.

Taylor Meirndorf had 30 assists and five kills to lead the Mustangs.

Set scores: 23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-23. Prosser—Haylie Pederson 13 kills; Allie Lamont 5 kills; Taylor Meirndorf 30 assists, 5 kills.

Kiona-Benton 3, River View 0: The Bears swept the host Panthers in an SCAC East match.

Sophomore Kyrsten Whitmore had seven kills and four blocks for the Bears. Jessica Burrus had four blocks to lead River View.

Set scores: 25-17, 25-18, 25-16. Kiona-Benton—Monica Calzadillas 35 digs, 2 aces, 2 assists; Kyrsten Whitmore 7 kills, 4 blocks; Jessica Roland 8 kills, 1 block. River View—Katlyn Washington 4 kills, 3 blocks; Jessica Burrus 1 kill, 4 blocks; Hannah Weatherby 3 aces, 3 kills, 5 digs.

Connell 3, Royal 0: Kaitlynn Kleinbach and Melody Davidson were both 10-for-10 serving to lead the host Eagles to the SCAC East victory.

Set scores: 25-11, 25-8, 25-7. Connell—Kaitlynn Kleinbach 10-for-10 serving; Melody Davidson 10-for-10 serving; Courtney Colclasure 22 assists.

Tri-Cities Prep 3, Waitsburg-Prescott 0: Mary Hoppes collected 16 digs and six kills, and Danica Whitsett chipped in 19 assists to lift the Jaguars to a home sweep over the Cardinals.

Set scores: 25-5, 25-15, 25-12. Tri-Cities Prep—Mary Hoppes 16 digs, 6 kills; Danika Whitsett 19 assists; Katie Casazza 6 kills.

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