Pasco volleyball tops Walla Walla in district opener

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 29, 2013 

Carina Sullivan had 33 assists and four aces to lead the Pasco Bulldogs to a 25-23, 25-27, 25-23, 25-23 victory Tuesday over visiting Walla Walla in the Mid-Columbia Conference 4A district tournament.

Catelyn Linke added 13 kills and three blocks for Pasco, which travels to Richland at 7 p.m. Thursday in a loser-out district contest.
Set scores: 25-23, 25-27, 25-23, 25-23. Pasco—Carina Sullivan 33 assists, 4 aces; Lacie Becker 6 kills, 2 blocks; Catelyn Linke 13 kills, 3 blocks; Liddy Valle 10 kills.

Southridge 3, Kennewick 0: The Suns scraped out a 27-25 Game 1 win before securing an MCC road sweep of the Lions.

Southridge also put the finishing touches on an undefeated league season for the first time ever. The Suns (23-1, 14-0) earned the No. 1 seed out of the MCC and home court advantage until the state tournament and will open their playoff run against visiting Rogers at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Despite the loss, Kennewick (8-19) locked up the No. 3 seed into the District 5/8 playoffs, earning a trip to Rogers High School in Spokane to play Shadle Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.

“I’m very proud of these girls and how they fought this year,” Suns coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “We still have a couple of big trophies we hope to play for.”

Despite the loss, Kennewick (8-19) locked up the No. 3 seed into the District 5/8 playoffs, earning a trip to Rogers High School in Spokane to play Shadle Park at 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Southridge is a consistent team. They outplayed us,” Lions coach Julie Maciboba said. “I think we just came out in the second game a little too confident and too slow.”
Set scores: Southridge 27-25, 25-10, 25-21. Southridge—Kylie Fraga 32 assists, 5 digs, 4 kills; Kimberly Brinkworth 8 kills, 3 blocks; Paige Thompson 8 kills, 4 blocks; Alyssa Palmer 7 kills, 12 digs; Jordan Mix 6 kills, 8 digs; Makenna Behrens 18 digs, 4 aces; Madisen McNeill 4 kills, 6 blocks, 2 digs. Kennewick—Morgan Wilder 14 kills; Stephanie Buckingham 11 assists, 9 digs; Kaylee Hagadorn 15 assists, 12 digs; Sarah Cohan 12 digs.

Kamiakin 3, Hanford 1: Amanda Miller and Nicole Lee combined for 31 kills, and Rachel Leshikar collected 24 digs as the Braves rebounded from a Game 2 loss for an MCC road win at Hanford.

“We had a hard time getting into sync to start with. To Hanford’s credit, they took advantage and put us back on our heels,” Kamiakin coach Mary Opitz said.

The Braves (21-6) will open the Class 3A District 5/8 playoffs at home against Rogers at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Set scores: Kamiakin 25-19, 20-25, 25-10, 25-11. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 16 kills, 5 blocks, 23 digs, 15-15 serving, ace; Nicole Lee 15 kills, 12-15 serving, 3 aces; Lindsey Schauble 12 kills, 4 blocks, 17-18 serving; Andrea Stapleton 8 kills, 5 blocks; Katelyn Fullmer 35 assists; Rachel Leshikar 24 digs, 12-13 serving. Hanford—Kelly Wahl 12 kills, 9 blocks; Reilee Williams 8 kills; Bailee Drussel 26 assists, 7 digs.

Liberty 3, Hermiston 0: Brea Kestler recorded 25 assists and 12 digs to lead the Bulldogs, who were swept by Liberty in the play-in round of the Class 5A OSAA state playoffs.
Set scores: Liberty 25-14, 25-17, 25-20. Hermiston—Brea Kestler 25 assists, 12 digs; Noa Ena 8 kills, 11 digs; Bethanie Nelson 5 kills; Hannah Mabbott 5 blocks.

East Valley 3, Prosser 0: Rachel Harle recorded 21 digs and Hayley Pederson had six kills to lead the Mustangs in a CWAC road loss.
Set scores: EV 25-20, 25-20, 25-18. Prosser—Hayley Pederson 6 kills; Alli Lamotte 5 kills; Courtney Scott 5 kills; Rachel Harle 21 digs; Taylor Meirndorf 23 assists, 4 aces.

Grandview 3, Ephrata 1: Evann Swearingen was 23-of-23 serving as the Greyhounds locked up a playoff spot with a CWAC home win.
Set scores: 25-8, 26-24, 24-26, 25-23. Grandview—Evann Swearingen 23-of-23 serving, 16 digs, 43 assists; Hannah Pond 21-of-21 serving, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 8 digs; Samantha Grove 9 kills; Taylor Hall 30 kills, 25 digs

Connell 3, River View 0: Savannah Egbert and Jessica Hawkins combined for 19 kills as the Eagles cruised to an SCAC East win over the Panthers.
Set scores: Connell 25-13, 25-9, 25-7. Connell—Kylie Booker 6 kills, 12-12 serves, 3 blocks; Savannah Egbert 10 kills; Jessica Hawkins 9 kills; Courtney Colclasure 27 assists.

Warden 3, Royal 0: Laurissa Kisler recorded 18 assists and 18 digs to lift the Cougars over the host Knights in the SCAC East regular season finale.
Set scores: Warden 25-14, 28-26, 27-25. Warden—Allycia Gonzales 9 kills, 6 digs; Laurissa Kisler 18 assists, 18 digs, 7 aces; Selena Landeros 6 kills, 3 aces.

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