The Pasco volleyball team got 18 kills and 15 digs from Catelyn Linke in a 25-18, 26-24, 25-15 Mid-Columbia Conference home victory over Kennewick on Thursday.
Pasco is 4-2 entering Tuesday’s match against Southridge (5-1), but coach Jackie Fluaitt said her team isn’t thinking about its upstart status in the MCC.
“We focus on each play,” she said. “We don’t worry about whether we win or lose. We just focus on the process and each ball that comes over the net.”
Pasco fended off a challenge from Kennewick in the second set.
“Kennewick’s a force to be reckoned with,” Fluaitt said. “They’re a great team. They serve really well. Their setter is really difficult to read. They’re not an easy team by any means.”
Set scores: Pasco 25-18, 26-24, 25-15. Kennewick—N/A. Pasco—Catelyn Linke 18 kills, 15 digs; Victoria Estes 26 assists.
Chiawana 3, Hanford 1: The Riverhawks let a large lead slip away in the first set but rebounded to take the next three in an MCC road victory over the Falcons.
McKaidan Moore had 12 kills and 21 digs, and Ashtin Olin finished with 44 assists as Chiawana ended a four-match losing streak.
“The number of unforced errors was way down,” Riverhawks coach Jim Steach said. “We’ve been giving a lot of points away by not making wise decisions.”
Set scores: Chiawana 22-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-21. Chiawana—Cara Gilmore 13 kills, 4 blocks; Megan Steach 13 kills, 3 aces; McKaidan Moore 12 kills, 21 digs; Ashtin Olin 44 assists, 4 kills. Hanford—N/A.
Richland 3, Walla Walla 1: The Bombers overcame a bigger Blue Devils team with a strong home performance.
“Everyone contributed tonight,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “It was fun to watch from the bench.”
Hailey Turner had 12 kills, and Alicia Maul finished with 16 digs to lead the Bombers (4-2).
Reece Carman had 13 kills and 11 digs for Walla Walla, which fell to 1-5 in the MCC. Madi Doepker finished with 10 kills and 12 digs.
Taking a set from the Bombers was of little consolation to Blue Devils coach Kim McDaniels, who said her team has the ability to win against its conference rivals.
“We’re getting into a weird groove where we play up and we do great for a few points, and then we make a few errors and we get down,” McDaniels said. “It’s been a roller-coaster ride. We’re looking for leaders right now. Who’s going to pick us up when we’re down?”
Set scores: Richland 25-15, 20-25, 25-18, 25-15. Walla Walla—Reece Carman 13 kills, 11 digs; Madi Doepker 10 kills, 12 digs; Lily Kaminsky 6 kills; Katie Greene 15 assists; Tara Krivoshein 12 assists; Amelia Hemenway 9 digs. Richland—Lexi Lacey 10 kills, 3 aces, 7 digs; Taylor Moody 27 assists, 5 aces, 8 digs; Hailey Turner 12 kills; Siena Becker 10 kills, 4 blocks; Noelle Craft 9 kills; Alicia Maul 16 digs.
Connell 3, Royal 0: Dakota Olberding (15-for-15 serving) and Kendra Wallin (11-for 11) heavily factored into the Eagles’ 97 percent serving rate in an SCAC East road victory over the Knights.
Set scores: Connell 25-8, 25-5, 25-11. Connell—Kendra Wallin 6 kills, 11x11 srv., 3 aces; Dakota Olberding 15x15 srv., 4 aces.
Columbia-Burbank 3, Ki-Be 0: Abby Pierce collected 10 kills, and Carissa Gradwohl had 14 assists to lead the Coyotes to an SCAC East road sweep of the Bears.
Tegan Carlson led Ki-Be with nine kills, and Momo Calzadillas had 21 digs.
Set scores: CB 25-21, 25-15, 25-12. Burbank—Abby Pierce 10 kills; McKenzie Small 3 blocks; Carissa Gradwohl 14 assists, 16-16 serving; Caitlyn Aune 12-12 serving; Sarah Forsythe 5 digs. Ki-Be—Tegan Carlson 9 kills, 11-11 srv.; Shila Todd 10 assists; Momo Calzadillas 21 digs, 5-5 srv.
River View 3, Wahluke 0: Brooke Chavez had 10 kills as the Panthers went on the road to sweep the Warriors in SCAC East play.
Set scores: River View 25-15, 25-16, 25-18. River View—Brooke Chavez 10 kills; McKenzie Smith 7 kills, 2 blocks; Dakota Dickinson 7 kills.
Othello 3, Grandview 0: Samantha Grove and Hannah Pond combined for 11 kills to lead the Greyhounds, who lost to the host Huskies.
Set scores: Othello 26-24, 25-11, 25-19. Grandview—Hannah Pond 5 kills, 11 digs; Samantha Grove 6 kills.
Colton 3, Liberty Christian 0: Makenzy Dysland and Abby Garcia combined for four kills and six digs, but the Patriots lost at home in Southeast 1B action.
Set scores: Colton 25-11, 25-12, 25-12. Liberty Christian—Makenzy Dysland 2 kills, 3 digs, 1 assist; Abby Garcia 2 kills, 3 digs.