Chiawana needed five sets to hold off host Pasco 25-18, 19-25, 15-25, 25-15, 15-11 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated in Mid-Columbia Conference girls volleyball play.
“We had an advantage in the middle,” Riverhawks coach Jim Steach said. “When we were able to get the ball to our middles (Bethanie Nelson and Heidi Rus), they didn’t have much of an answer. It was Heidi’s best match of the year.”
Rus finished with eight kills, while Nelson had nine. McKaidan Moore led Chiawana with 12 kills and 17 digs, while Ashtin Olin had 43 assists.
After winning the first set, the Riverhawks (5-0) dropped the next two to the Bulldogs (2-3).
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“Pasco played tough defense and served tough,” Steach said. “We lost our patience a few times.”
Catelyn Linke led Pasco with 25 kills, while Ashlin Orosco added 17 and Victoria Estes 46 assists.
Set scores: Chiawana 25-18, 19-25, 15-25, 25-15, 15-11. Chiawana: McKaidan Moore 12K, 17 digs; Bethanie Nelson 9K, 2B; Natasha Hill 9K, 12 digs; Heidi Rus 8K; Ashtin Olin 43 assts, 4K, 3B; Marissa Logozzo 21 digs; Demiah Martinez 5K. Pasco: Catelyn Linke 25 kills; Ashlin Orosco 17 kills; Lacie Ortiz 23 digs; Victoria Estes 46 assists, 4 aces.
RICHLAND 3, HANFORD 1: Kamry Breard had nine kills and 10 assists as the host Bombers (5-0) held off the Falcons in four games to remain undefeated in MCC play.
“We kind of struggled with our passing tonight, but Hanford fought hard,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “We just have to be mindful and disciplined.”
After dropping the first game 25-11, the Falcons (1-4) rallied back for a 25-23 win before losing the final two games.
“I think we surprised them a bit,” Hanford coach Nichelle Meador said.
Mikal Sanchez led the Falcons with six kills and six aces, while Kaitlyn Thompson had 18 assists.
Set scores: Richland 25-11, 22-25, 25-21, 25-14. Hanford: Kaitlyn Thompson 18 assts; Kalyn Smith 16 digs; Mariah Kelly 3K, 7B; Mikal Sanchez 6K, 6 aces; Caylee Shelton 5K, 8 aces. Richland: Kamry Breard 9K, 10 assts, 7 digs, Lexi Lacey 7K, 14 digs; Siena Becker 6K, Annie Kump 4K, McKenna Cullen 4K; Madelaine Haynie 4K; Taylor Moody 26 assts, 7 digs, Claire Shea 24 digs, Lindsay Rosenthal 6K, 7 digs.
SOUTHRIDGE 3, WALLA WALLA 1: The Blue Devils took the first game, but the visiting Suns came right back to win the next three to improve to 3-2 in MCC play.
“We had a chance to put them away and we didn’t do it,” Southridge coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “Riley Hebdon had a good night tonight. Her ball control was her best so far this year.”
Hebdon and Makenna Behrens each had 16 kills, while Maddisen McNeill had 15 kills, and Kamaile Moody handed out 46 assists.
Set scores: Southridge 28-30, 25-23, 25-13, 25-17. Southridge: Riley Hebdon 16K, 12 digs, 2 aces; Makenna Behrens 16K, 30 digs, 2 aces; Maddisen McNeill 15K, 6 digs; Lauren Beck 6K, 2B; Kamaile Moody 46 assts, 11 digs, 2 aces, Kennedy Conrad 29 digs, 2 aces.
Kamiakin 3, Kennewick 0: The Braves cruised to an easy MCC win over the Lions, getting 14 digs and 30 assists from Kennedy Sarver and a game-high 12 kills from Madison Judy.
Set scores: Kam 25-18, 25-14, 25-13. Kennewick: Breanna Shaffer 12 digs, 7 kills; Julisa Gonzalez 20 digs. Kamiakin: Madison Judy 12 kills; Leanna Shymanski 9 kills, 2 blocks; Allison Stapleton 5 kills; Brianna Esvelt 2 aces; Raegan Bishop 2 aces, 15 digs; Megan Schatz 17 digs; Kennedy Sarver 14 digs, 30 assists.
Selah 3, Othello 0: The Huskies battled nobly through a tough first-set loss before giving way to a CWAC sweep against the Vikings. Kylee Hawley led Othello with five kills.
Set scores: Selah 26-24, 25-12, 25-14. Othello: Kylee Hawley 5 kills; Tanaya Andersen 3 blocks; Alysse Roosma 3 kills.
East Valley 3, Prosser 0: Taylor Beightol notched 15 assists, and Shay Hicks recorded seven kills, but the Mustangs fell in three sets to the Red Devils.
Set scores: EV 25-21, 25-13, 25-18. Prosser: Shay Hicks 7 kills; Taylor Beightol 15 assists; Kylie Colson 12 digs.
Columbia-Burbank 3, Connell 0: Taylor Turner hammered out 11 kills, and Carissa Gradwohl had 23 assists to lift the Coyotes to an SCAC East sweep of the host Eagles. Kendra Wallin led Connell with nine kills.
Set scores: CB 25-16, 25-20, 25-19. Connell: Kendra Wallin 9 kills; Rilee Pickle 7 kills, 8-8 serving, 4 blocks; Kassin Hopkins 11 digs. Burbank: Taylor Turner 11 kills; Caitlyn Aune 7 kills; Carissa Gradwohl 23 assists; Jamie Ellis 11-12 serving, 3 aces; Emigh Wallace 13-13 serving; Jordan O’Connor 6 kills.
RIVER VIEW 3, ROYAL 0: Cierra Sakota had 5 aces and 5 digs, and Dakota Dickinson added 6 kills as visiting River View swept Royal in an SCAC East match.
Set scores: River View 25-15, 25-21, 25-6. River View: Dakota Dickinson 6 kills; Hannah Weatherby 4 kills; Cierra Sakota 5 aces, 5 digs; Jadyn Kohl 7 aces; Kylie Sakota 3 digs; Brooklyn Chavez 4 kills, 1 ace; Calley Hagen 4 assists.
KIONA-BENTON 3, WAHLUKE 0: Maloree Caldazillas had six kills, 16 assists and 10 ace serves as the Bears made quick work of the Warriors in SCAC East action in Mattawa.
Mihaela Edwards added eight aces for the Bears (2-0), while Kyrsten Whitmore had seven kills.
Set scores: Kiona-Benton 25-7, 25-3, 25-13. Kiona-Benton: Mihaela Edwards 21-22 srv 8 aces; Tegan Carlson 17-18 srv, 5 aces; Kyrsten Whitmore 7K, 2B; Maloree Caldazillas 6K, 16 assts, 14-14 srv, 10 aces.
OAKESDALE 3, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 0: Natalie Barber recorded 10 digs, and Madi Long had five assists for the Patriots, who were swept by the Nighthawks in SE 1B play.
Set scores: O 25-7, 25-18, 25-19. Oakesdale: Corynn Anderson 5 aces; Madison Shrope 30 assists; Jacey Johnson 14 kills. LC: Makenzy Dysland 2 aces; Madi Long 5 assists; Abby Garcia 2 kills; Karlee Souve 2 blocks; Natalie Barber 10 digs.
CHIAWANA 9, WALLA WALLA 1: Braydey Hodgins and Summer Yates each recorded a hat trick for the Riverhawks, who built a 7-0 halftime lead in an easy home win over the Blue Devils.
“Summer was at (U.S.) National Team camp all last week, and Braydey was gone (on a recruiting visit) against Pasco. It was nice to have those two back playing together again,” Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. “It’s fun to sit back and watch them work.”
Justice Aragon chipped in three assists for the Riverhawks.
Scoring: 1, C, Kaylie Leavens, 6:00; 2, C, Summer Yates (Justice Aragon), 19:00; 3, C, Braydey Hodgins (Yates), 21:00; 4, C, Yates (Hodgins), 28:00; 5, C, JuliAnna Ventura (Aragon), 30:00; 6, C, Darbi Pink (Aragon), 33:00; 7, WW, Alyssa Ortiz, 39:00; 8, C, Hodgins (Yates), 53:00; 9, C, Hodgins (Aragon), 61:00; 10, C, Yates, 65:00. Shots: WW 2, C 16. Saves: WW, Billie Paul 10. C, Cydni Cottrell 0, Clare Eubanks (70:00).
SOUTHRIDGE 4, RICHLAND 0: The Suns stayed atop the MCC with a shutout win over the visiting Bombers, getting two assists apiece from Emily Durham and Emily Russell.
But Southridge goalkeeper Tiara Valadez provided some of the biggest plays, according to Suns coach Greg Sambrano.
“She really came up with some big saves. She’s been playing really well lately, coming off her line and making the goal smaller,” Sambrano said. “The cool thing about today was this was the first game we played really well. Our positioning was good, our possession was good. It’s hard to stop a player like (Richland forward) Sam (Heilman). They’ve got some other good forwards too, so this was a credit to our defense.”
Scoring: 1, S, Morgan Nelson (Emily Durham), 35:00; 2, S, Kayleen Sambrano (Emily Russell), 68:00; 3, S, Cyd Sanders (Russell), 77:00; 4, S, Durham (Haley Thomas), 79:00. Shots: R 1, S 23. Saves: R, Gracelyn Fine 10. S, Tiara Valadez 7.
HANFORD 2, PASCO 0: Tatum Nielsen had a goal and an assist to lead the Falcons (3-2) to an MCC victory over Pasco in Richland.
“We played well,” Falcons coach Kaylie Winston said. “Pasco sat in on us and made it difficult on us. We finally broke through in the second half.”
Scoring: 1, H, Tatum Nielsen, 44:00. 2, H, Dani Mendoza (Nielsen), 56:00. Shots: P 6, H 27. Saves: P, Daisy Torres 15; H, Teresa Sijgers 5.
KAMIAKIN 4, KENNEWICK 0: Heather Donais had two goals and one assist to lead the Braves (4-1) over the host Lions at Lampson Stadium.
“Heather is fun to watch,” Kamiakin coach Chris Erikson said. “She has a terrific heart. She is a good player, but it’s what inside that makes her what she is. She upbeat, positive, works hard and gets the team going.”
Olivia Blank finished with 11 saves for the Lions (1-5).
“She did a really nice job,” Erikson said of Blank. “She came out on a lot of them and made some really nice blocks and saves.”
Scoring: 1, Ka, Heather Donais (Kaeri Ward), 2:40. 2, Ka, Rilee Castilla, 5:50. 3, Ka, Heather Donais (Britney Donais), 33:01. 4, Ka, Maddie Morgan (Heather Donais), 75:31. Shots: Ka 26, Ke 5. Saves: Ka, Rachel McClure 3, Grace Wilbur 2; Ke, Olivia Blank 11.
PROSSER 6, SUNNYSIDE 1: Jamie Fassler scored two goals to lead host Prosser over Sunnyside in a nonleague match.
Scoring: 1, P, Jamie Fassler (Marissa Cortez), 5:00; 2, P, Cortez (Natalie Munoz), 7:00; 3, P, Hannah Johnson, 45:00; 4, P, Fassler (PK) 55:00; 5, S, Alexis Aguilar, 56:00; 6, P, Fassler (Johnson), 57:00; 7, P, Hanna Clark, 75:00. Shots: S 6, P 22. Saves: S, Vanessa Loera 7. P, Izzy Thornbrugh 4.
EAST VALLEY 2, OTHELLO 1: The Red Devils (3-3) took advantage of an own goal by the Huskies for a nonleague road win in Othello.
Rilee Heist scored the lone goal for Othello (2-3), which will host Ellensburg on Saturday in their CWAC opener.
Scoring: EV, own goal, 1:30. 2, O, Rilee Heist (Kylee Martinez), 5:00. 3, EV, Taylor Plata, 79:00. Shots: EV 4, O 3. Saves: EV, Kenna Leach 3; O, Janelle Garza 2.
GRANDVIEW 9, QUINCY 1: Areesa Trevino had three goals and three assists to lead the host Greyhounds in a nonleague romp over the Jacks. Trevino scored her third goal in the 26th minute, then had her first assist in the 30th.
Scoring: 1, G, Areesa Trevino (Crystal Jacobo), 3:00. 2, G, Jacobo (Angela Munoz), 12:00. 3, G, Munoz (Alexandra Gonzalez), 16:00. 4, G, Trevino, 19:00. 5, G, Trevino, 26:00. 6, G, Sariah Valencia (Trevino), 30:00. 7, G, Ana Marquez (Trevino), 52:00. 8, Q, Gabriela Flores (PK), 70:00. 9, G, Gonzalez, 76:00. 10, G, Valencia (Trevino), 79:00. Shots: Q 2, Grandview 18. Saves: Q, Carla Beltran 9. G, Anabel Pallares 1.
KIONA-BENTON 3, WARDEN 3: Emily Thornton had a goal and assist to help visiting Kiona-Benton tie Warden.
Scoring: 1, KB, Abby Pendergast (Emily Thornton) 4:00. 2, KB, Thornton (Jaime Cecilia), 5:00. 3, W, Jennifer Mendoza, 22:00. 4, W, Mendoza, 39:00. 5, W, Mendoza 59:00. 6, KB, Heidi Sanchez (Hunter Anderson), 72:00. Shots: KB 5, W 14. Saves: KB, Micky Ramirez 12; Leandra Ramirez 0.
Wahluke 1, Royal 0: Celeste Lopez scored the lone goal of the match in the 42nd.
Scoring: 1, W, Celeste Lopez (Liliana Celaya), 42:51. Shots: W 7, R 11. Saves: W, Brenda Nolasco 3. R, Denisse Arroyo 2.