Volleyball: Chiawana tops Kennewick in 4 sets

October 10, 2013 

Chiawana vs Kennewick volleyball

Chiawana's Baylee Reed passes a serve Thursday against Kennewick at Chiawana in Pasco.

PAUL T. ERICKSON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Delaney Hodgins may be known best around Tri-Cities for her basketball abilities, but she sure knows how to deliver an assist in volleyball, too.

Chiawana’s senior setter chalked up 55 of them in the Riverhawks 23-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball win over Kennewick on Thursday night in Pasco. The win kept Chiawana locked into second place in the MCC behind Southridge.

After the Riverhawks dropped Game 1, Hodgins got started setting up her teammates for easy putaways — 24 from Shantelle Hill, 9 from Megan Steach, eight apiece from Natasha Hill and Madison Heine, and seven more from Carrie Gilmore.

“Delaney did a nice job distributing the ball. When you have four kids with 7-8-9 kills and balls going all over the place, that really puts pressure on a defense,” Chiawana coach Jim Steach said. “It looked to me like about a half hour into Game 2, (the Lions) were tired. They were running all over, getting balls up. We kept bringing it at them.”

Steach was impressed with how Kennewick came out firing despite coming into hostile territory with just two league wins to their credit.

“They came out and played really hard and kept the ball in play. We just weren’t really ready,” Steach said. “The ball kept coming back (to our side) in unexpected places, and we weren’t working hard enough defensively.”

Set scores: Chiawana 23-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21. Kennewick—Morgan Wilder 13 kills, 3 aces; Stephanie Buckingham 31 digs, 6 kills, 3 aces; Kaylee Hagadorn 24 assists, 15 digs, 6 kills; Sarah Kohan 24 digs, 3 aces; Julisa Gonzalez 25 digs. Chiawana—Shantelle Hill 24 kills, 16 digs; Megan Steach 9 kills; Madison Heine 8 kills; Natasha Hill 8 kills, 13 digs; Delaney Hodgins 55 assists, 4 kills; Carrie Gilmore 7 kills, 2 blocks.

Kamiakin 3, Richland 0: The Braves got 15 kills from Amanda Miller, 34 assists from Katelynn Fullmer and 25 digs from Rachel Leshikar in an MCC home sweep of the Bombers.

Sarah McCormick’s 12 digs and seven assists led the Bombers, while Peyton Wahl added 23 digs and an ace.

Set scores: Kamiakin 25-19, 25-14, 25-18. Richland—Hailey Turner 6 kills, 1.5 blocks, 13 digs; Peyton Wahl 23 digs, 2 assists, 1 ace; Sarah McCormick 12 digs, 7 assists; Sienna Becker 5 digs, 1 block, 2 kills. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 15 kills, 18 digs, 13-15 serves, ace; Katelynn Fullmer 34 assists, 13-14 serving, 2 aces; Lindsey Schauble 8 kills, 3 blocks; Nicole Lee 8 kills, 15 digs; Rachel Leshikar 25 digs; 8-9 serving, ace.

Pasco 3, Walla Walla 1: Victoria Estes had 11 assists and three aces as the Bulldogs rallied past the host Blue Devils in a Mid-Columbia Conference match.

Walla Walla took the first set before Pasco roared back to sweep the next three.

“We have been working on establishing a culture of teamwork and trust and pride in everything we do,” Pasco coach Jackie Fluaitt said. “We came from a deficit we were able to overcome, and momentum-wise they were able to keep rolling with it once they got it.”

Set scores: 13-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-17. Pasco—Catelyn Linke 9 kills; Victoria Estes 11 assists, 3 aces; Emma Gilmour 15 digs.

Southridge 3, Hanford 0: Paige Thompson had seven kills and six blocks to lead the host Suns to an easy sweep of the Falcons in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

Elise Simunds had 12 digs to lead the Falcons.

Set scores: 25-11, 25-5, 25-9. Hanford—Kelly Wahl 4 kills, 4 blocks; Bailee Drussel 9 assists, 3 digs; Elise Simunds 12 digs; Mikal Sanchez 5 digs. Home team—Kimberly Brinkworth 9 kills, 8 digs, 6 blocks; Alyssa Palmer 8 kills, 9 digs; Jordan Mix 8 kills, 5 digs; Paige Thompson 7 kills, 6 blocks; Makenna Behrens 15 digs, 3 aces; Kylie Fraga 27 assists, 7 digs, 7 kills; Rylee Russell 9 digs, 2 aces.

Grandview 3, Prosser 2: Samantha Grove had 12 kills and 11 blocks, as the visiting Greyhounds rallied past the Mustangs in front of a raucous crowd in CWAC action.

Set scores: 25-27, 25-17, 25-16, 19-25, 15-12. Grandview—Evan Swearingen 4 kills, 30 assists, 11 digs; Hannah Pond 2 aces, 7 kills, 5 blocks, 10 digs; Kacey Kolmar 2 aces, 5 kills, 5 digs; Samantha Grove 12 kills, 11 blocks; Suzy Medina 3 aces, 16 digs; Taylor Hall 5 aces, 15 kills, 2 blocks, 12 digs. Prosser—Haylie Pederson 11 kills; Rachel Harle 25 digs; Courtney Scott 8 kills; Kassidy Durbin 6 kills; Brook Haringa 7 aces; Taylor Meirndorf 17 assists; Taylor Beigtol 7 assists.

Kiona-Benton 3, Warden 2: Laurissa Kissler had 40 digs and 23 assists, but the host Cougars couldn’t finish off the match after taking a 2-0 lead in sets.

Set scores: 22-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-13. Kiona-Benton—Monica Calzadillas 52 digs, 3 aces; Kyrsten Whitmore 22 kills; Melissa Alvarez 11 kills. Warden—Allycia Gonzales 11 kills, 5 aces, 9 digs; Shania Kissler 8 kills, 29 digs; Laurissa Kissler 40 digs, 23 assists.

Royal 3, River View 1: The Panthers couldn’t overcome 19 hitting errors in an SCAC East road loss.

Set scores: Royal 31-29, 14-25, 25-19, 25-21. River View—Sadie Vasquez 13 assists, 6 digs; Katlyn Washington 5K, 1B; Hannah Weatherby 14-14 serving, 2 aces, 4K; Tayla Wallace 3 aces, 5 digs.

Tri-Cities Prep 3, Waitsburg-Prescott 0: Katie Casazza had 10 kills and five aces to keep the visiting Jaguars undefeated in Southeast 2B play.

Set scores: 25-12, 25-17, 25-23. Tri-Cities Prep—Mary Hoppes 11 kills, 18 digs; Katie Casazza 10 kills, 5 aces; Danika Whitsett 30 assists; Francine Lahoz 20 digs.

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