The Warden volleyball team picked up a key SCAC East road victory Tuesday, knocking off River View 25-15, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15 in Finley.
The win keeps the Cougars (4-4 league) in fourth place in the league. The top four teams advance to the District 5 tournament.
“It was a good team win,” Warden coach Dennis Treat said. “Everybody had some good contributions. That was a big win for us.”
Salena Landeros was 22-of-23 serving with six aces and Andrea Contreras was 16-of-17 serving with five aces.
“Both of them played middle for us and they both played their best match of the season,” Treat said.
Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15. Warden—Emily Pruneda 23 digs, 3 aces; Shania Kissler 21 digs, 10 kills; Salena Landeros 8 digs, 2 kills, 6 aces, 7 blocks; Andrea Contreras 5 kills, 5 aces, 6 blocks.
Connell 3, Columbia (Burbank) 0: Jessica Hawkins had 11 kills and was 14-of-16 serving to lead the Eagles to an SCAC East home sweep.
Set scores: 25-21, 25-9, 25-12. Connell—Jessica Hawkins 11 kills, 14-of-16 serving; Savannah Egbert 10 kills, 3 blocks; Courtney Colclasure 26 assists; Dakota Olderbing 9 digs
Southridge 3, Richland 0: Jordan Mix and Kimberly Brinkworth each had 15 kills in leading Southridge to an Mid-Columbia Conference road win over Richland.
“I think Jordan stepped up on the outside hitting, she is hitting .467, which is high for her,” Suns coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “She only had one hitting error. Part of that credit goes to Kylie (Fraga), she put on a (setting) clinic tonight.”
The Suns, who got 36 assists from Fraga, improved to 11-0 in MCC play and 20-1 overall.
“This is a determined group of girls,” Lengphounpraseut said.
Hailey Turner had 11 kills, seven digs and a block in the loss for the Bombers.
Set scores: Southridge 25-13, 25-16, 25-14. Southridge—Kylie Fraga 36 assists, 6K, 9 digs; Jordan Mix 15K, 6 digs; Kimberly Brinkworth 15K, 7 digs, 4B; Alyssa Palmer 8K, 16 digs, 3 aces; Makenna Behrens 26 digs, 2 aces; Rylee Russell 17 digs; Paige Thompson 5K, 4B. Richland—Hailey Turner 11 kills, 7 digs, 1 block; Peyton Wahl 19 digs; Sarah McCormick 17 digs, 5 assists; Taylor Moody 7 digs; Macey Weitz 3 aces.
Chiawana 3, Walla Walla 1: Maddison Heine had eight kills and four blocks to lead the visiting Riverhawks to a Mid-Columbia Conference victory.
“We’re heading toward postseason and we want to be moving toward peaking and right now we are just scuffling along it seems like,” Chiawana coach Jim Steach said. “I hope we can pick things up because we have some tough stuff coming up.”
The Riverhawks have clinched the Class 4A No. 1 seed out of the MCC, meaning they will host the district tournament in two weeks.
Set scores: 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18. Chiawana—Shantelle Hill 14 kills; Cara Gillmore 9 kills; Maddison Heine 8 kills, 4 blocks; Megan Steach 7 kills, 5 aces; Delaney Hodgins 44 assists.
Kamiakin 3, Kennewick 0: Amanda Miller had 17 kills, and Nicole Lee 9 kills, 13 digs and three aces on 10-for-10 serving as the Braves swept a Mid-Columbia matchup in the Lions Den.
Set scores: 25-17, 25-14, 25-10. Kamiakin—Amanda Miller 17 kills; Nicole Lee 9 kills, 13 digs, 10x10 serve, 3 aces; Andrea Stapleton 6 kills; Rachel Leshikar 12 digs, 14x15 serve, 3 aces; Katelynn Fullmer 21 assists; Dani Burke 9x9 serve, 2 aces; Lindsey Schauble 15x15 serve, 2 aces, 10 digs.
Hanford 3, Pasco 0: Reilee Williams and Kelly Wahl each had 11 kills, with Wahl adding six blocks in the Falcons’ MCC sweep of the Bulldogs.
Catelyn Linke had 15 kills for Pasco, and Emma Gilmour scooped up 30 digs.
Set scores: 27-25, 25-20, 25-23. Pasco—Emma Gilmour 30 digs; Victoria Estes 18 assists; Catelyn Linke 15 kills. Hanford—Reilee Williams 11 kills, 6 digs; Kelly Wahl 11 kills, 6 blocks; Bailee Drussel 32 assists; Mikal Sanchez 10 digs; Elise Simunds 15 digs; Abbi Smith 5 blocks.
Prosser 3, Othello 2: Kassidy Durbin, Haylie Pederson and Courtney Scott combined for 34 kills and the Mustangs won a roller-coast CWAC match on the road.
Taylor Meirndorf had 31 assists for Prosser.
Set scores: 25-17, 13-25, 30-28, 12-25, 15-10. Prosser—Kassidy Durbin 13 kills; Haylie Pederson 12 kills; Courtney Scott 9 kills; Brook Haringa 6 kills, 6 aces; Taylor Meirndorf 31 assists, 3 kills; Rachel Harle 18 digs.
Tri-Cities Prep 3, DeSales 1: Mary Hoppes had 17 kills and 32 digs, and Katie Casazza added 14 kills as the Jaguars improved to 8-0 in Southeast 2B league play with a win over DeSales in Pasco.
Set scores: Tri-Cities Prep 25-14, 23-25, 30-28, 25-18. Tri-Cities Prep—Mary Hoppes 17K, 32 digs; Katie Casazza 14K; Danika Whitsett 34 assists; Francine Lahoz 32 digs.
Hermiston 3, The Dalles 0: Bree Kestler had 20 assists and six kills and was 12-for-13 serving to lead the Bulldogs to a sweep of TDW.Hannah Mabbott added eight blocks for Hermiston.
Set scores: 25-17, 25-20, 28-26. Hermiston—Bree Kestler 6 kills, 20 assists, 12x13 serve, 2 aces; Noa Ena 5 kills, 11 digs, 14x16 serve, 3 aces; Shay Kennison 12 digs; Briana Wolfe 14x14 serve receive; Hannah Mabbott 8 blocks.