The Chiawana Riverhawks improved to 2-0 in Mid-Columbia Conference play Thursday with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-16 win over the visiting Southridge Suns.
“This is probably the worst defeat I’ve had in 13 years,” Southridge coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “We just aren’t clicking in games. Chiawana is a good team, we just weren’t consistent. I have my work cut out for me.”
The Riverhawks had just seven unforced errors in the match, to the delight of coach Jim Steach.
“We didn’t make many errors, which helps,” Steach said. “We played cleanly and were faster than they were. We do some things no one else in the league does offensively. We have a setter (Ashtin Olin) who can move people around. We are going to be OK.”
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Makenna Behrens led the Suns (1-1) with six kills and 11 digs, while Kamailie Moody had 14 assists and Kennedy Conrad 11 digs.
Olin handed out 30 assists, while McKaiden Moore had 15 kills and nine digs.
Set scores: Chiawana 25-12, 25-11, 25-16. Southridge: Makenna Behrens 6K, 11 digs; Madison McNeill 4K; Lauren Beck 3K; Kamailie Moody 14 assts; Kennedy Conrad 11 digs, 2 aces. Chiawana: McKaiden Moore 15K, 9 digs; Ashtin Olin 30 assts; Bethanie Nelson 6K, 1B; Heidi Rus 5K; Natasha Hill 5K, 5 aces.
RICHLAND 3, KENNEWICK 0: Kamry Breard had 12 kills and 12 assists to help the Bombers to an MCC road win over Kennewick at the Lions Den.
“We are competing pretty well,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “I’m pleased with our start. We have quite a bit of depth and the girls are getting after it.”
Taylor Moody handed out 19 assists and had eight digs for Richland (2-0).
“We have Pasco here Tuesday and we go to Southridge on Thursday,” Raidl said. “It doesn’t get any easier.”
Set scores: Richland 25-12, 25-16, 25-16. Richland: Kamry Breard 12K, 12 assists, 5 digs; Lexi Lacey 6K, 9 digs; Sarah Howlett 5K; Taylor Moody 19 assts, 8 digs; Claire Shea 4 aces. Kennewick: Julissa Gonzalez 20 digs; Breanna Shaffer 13 digs.
HANFORD 3, WALLA WALLA 1: The Falcons picked up their first MCC win of the season with a win over the visiting Blue Devils.
Walla Walla won the first game 25-16, but it was all Hanford from there. The Falcons tied the match at one game apiece, winning the second game 25-22 with Rose Dimmick serving out the final six points.
“After that first game, we pulled together as a team and did an amazing job playing together,” said first-year Hanford coach Nichelle Meador. “I was proud of them.”
Set scores: Hanford 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-10. Hanford: Mikal Sanchez 16K, 15-17 srv, 6 aces; Rose Dimmick 9K, 5 aces, 4 digs; Kaitlyn Thompson 35 assts, 8 digs, 3 aces; McKenna Benson 29 digs, 4 aces.
PROSSER 3, SUNNYSIDE 0: The Mustangs improved to 2-0 on the season after sweeping the visiting Grizzlies in a nonleague match.
Hannah Lind led the way for Prosser with 14 kills, while Taylor Beightol had 16 assists.
Set scores: Prosser 25-10, 25-10, 25-19. Prosser: Hannah Lind 14K; Shay Hicks 6K, 3 aces; Taylor Beightol 16 assists.
OTHELLO 3, CONNELL 1: The host Eagles won the first set, but the Huskies took the next three for the nonleague win.
Becky Boersma led Othello with 13 kills and 12 digs, while Kyleen Alvarez had 23 assists.
Marissa Davidson and Heather Hawkins each were 100 percent from the service line for Connell in its regular-season opener. Davidson had 13 assists and 11 digs.
Set scores: Othello 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20. Othello: Becky Boersma 13 kills, 12 digs; Alysse Roosma 7 kills, 4 blocks; Kylee Hawley 7 kills; Kyleen Alvarez 23 assists, 2 aces. Connell: Marissa Davidson 13 assists, 11 digs, 14x14 srv., 1 ace; Heather Hawkins 12x12 srv., 6 kills; Rylee Pickel 6 blocks, 4 kills; Kendra Wallin 17x19 srv., 5 aces, 3 kills.
GRANDVIEW 3, DAVIS 0: Suzie Medina had nine digs, five kills and three aces, and Madison Deiner chipped in three blocks as the Greyhounds made quick work of visiting Davis in a nonleague sweep.
Set scores: Grandview 25-14, 25-21, 25-16. Grandview: Suzie Medina 9 digs, 5 kills, 3 aces; Nikki Abarca 3 kills, 7 digs; Madison Deiner 3 kills, 3 blocks.
RIVER VIEW 3, GOLDENDALE 2: Dakota Dickinson and Calley Hagen served up six aces apiece to lift the Panthers to a five-set road win over the Timberwolves. Hannah Weatherby led River View with nine kills.
Set scores: RV 25-8, 14-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-13. River View: Hannah Weatherby 9 kills; Jadyn Kohl 3 kill; Brooklyn Chavez 3 kills; Dakota Dickinson 6 aces; Calley Hagen 6 aces; Cierra Sakota 14 digs.
COLUMBIA-BURBANK 3, DESALES 0: Taylor Turner went 19-for-20 from the service line with four aces, and Jordan O’Connor had 12 kills and three blocks as the Coyotes swept the Irish on the road in nonleague action.
Set scores: Columbia-Burbank 25-9, 25-13, 25-19. Columbia-Burbank: Jordan O’Connor 12 kills, 3 blocks; Teagan Aune 2 kills, 2 blocks; Carissa Gradwohl 29 assists; Taylor Turner 19x20 srv., 4 aces; Caitlyn Aune 7x7 srv., 1 ace.
POMEROY 3, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 0: Natalie Barber finished with four digs, but the Patriots fell at home to the Pirates.
Set scores: Pomeroy 25-8, 25-6, 25-9. Pomeroy: Esther Shue 9 kills, 3 aces; Sydney Smith 8 assists. Liberty Christian: Karlee Souve 2 blocks; Abcde Garcia 2 kills; Natalie Barber 4 digs.
CBC SPLITS: The Hawks started their day with an impressive five-set win over Grays Harbor, overcoming a 2-1 deficit heading into the fourth set. Then Morgan Wilder (12 kills) and Mackenzie Monahan (14 kills) helped lead CBC to wins in the final two sets to complete a 26-24, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-8 home win.
“We have a really young team — 10 freshmen and three sophomores. I just told them to keep their heads up and keep pushing forward,” Hawks coach Sandra Olin said. “Morgan and Mackenzie really controlled the net and led the team with their attack. But it was a team effort.”
CBC was defeated by Clackamas 25-16, 25-18, 25-14 to close out the day despite a strong match from Andee Wendt (6 kills, 0 errors, 2 blocks).
Set scores: CBC d. Grays Harbor 26-24, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-8; Clackamas d. CBC 25-16, 25-18, 25-14. CBC vs. GH: Morgan Wilder 12 kills; Lacy Keeton 11 kills, 13 digs, 4 aces; Mackenzie Monahan 14 kills; Kelly Wilson 39 assists; Andee Wendt 5 blocks; Emily Botkin 5 blocks; Skyler Smith 5 aces. CBC vs. Clack: Wendt 6 kills, 0 errors, 2 blocks; Wilson 22 assists; Kelly Dyer 9 digs.
HANFORD 9, EISENHOWER 2: Sadie Newsom scored three goals and assisted on three others as the Hanford Falcons romped to a nonleague win over the Eisenhower Cadets at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.
“She was a big spark plug for us,” Hanford coach Kaylie Winston said.
Tatum Nielsen added two goals and an assist for Hanford (1-2), which picked up its first win.
“I hope this puts us on the right track and we get going now,” Winston said.
Scoring: 1, H, Sadie Newsom, 1:00. 2, H, Tatum Nielsen, 4:30. 3, H, Emma Bingham (Nielsen), 17:10. 4, E, No. 16, 33:10. 5, E, No. 1, 38:00. 6, H, Anabel Lin (PK), 39:30. 7, H, Nielsen (Newsom), 43:00. 8, H, Newsom (Ellie Harlow), 47:00. 9, H, Hannah Thompson (Newsom), 56:00. 10, H, Newsom, 57:40. 11, H, Dani Mendoza (Newsom), 59:00. Shots: H 35, E 4. Saves: H, Kelsee Winston 2; E, 12.