The first set of Tuesday night’s Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball showdown between unbeatens Chiawana and Richland lived up to expectations.
The host Bombers scratched out a 27-25 victory, giving them the momentum they needed to complete a sweep of the Riverhawks and wrap up a 7-0 first half.
Richland won the second set 25-16 and the third 25-18.
“The set scores are deceiving,” Richland coach Bob Raidl said. “The first set was a real war. It was just a few points. It kind of gave us the advantage because it was so hard.
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“We just played pretty well tonight, and it was just a couple runs in the second set and third set, but Chiawana played tough. They are a very, very good team. I was happy to win and ecstatic that we were able to win in three.”
Kamry Breard had 10 kills and 17 assists for the Bombers, while Lexi Lacey finished with 12 kills and six digs. Her younger sister, freshman Alaina Lacey, had 16 digs.
The Riverhawks got 16 kills and 15 digs from outside hitter McKaidan Moore, and Ashtin Olin had 29 assists and 12 digs, but other production went missing against the Bombers.
“I thought they played really well,” coach Jim Steach said. “They didn’t make a lot of mistakes, didn’t give us much and made us work for what we got.”
Neither team gets much of a breather, as the next round of MCC games starts Thursday.
“After a game like this, it’s fun to watch two good teams, but it’s a relief when it’s done,” Raidl said. “If they would have won the first game, they could have swept.
“The second half will be tougher because everyone knows what everyone does. When you have the bull’s-eye on you, you can’t take any time off.”
Set scores: Richland 27-25, 25-16, 25-18. Chiawana: McKaidan Moore 16 kills, 15 digs; Ashtin Olin 29 assists, 3 kills, 12 digs. Richland: Kamry Breard 10 kills, 17 assists, 5 digs, 3 aces; Lexi Lacey 12 kills, 6 digs; Lindsay Rosenthal 4 kills, 8 digs, 2 aces; Taylor Moody 16 assists, 5 digs; McKenna Cullen 4 kills, 3 aces, 1 block; Alaine Lacey 16 digs, 2 aces.
PASCO 3, SOUTHRIDGE 1: Catelyn Linke powered the Bulldogs with 25 kills and 28 digs in an MCC home win over the Suns.
“She was on it every single time,” Pasco coach Jackie Fluaitt said. “She’s a junior. She’ll be a great asset to any college that wants a terminator.”
Victoria Estes finished with 46 assists, and Lacie Ortiz racked up 30 digs for the Bulldogs (4-3), who recovered from a 27-25 first-set loss.
“We do have a nice balance of a team,” Fluaitt said. “We started out a little rough. We’ll go back to the drawing board and try to start a little faster, a little harder.”
Riley Hebdon had 23 kills and 14 digs to lead the Suns, while Makenna Behrens finished with 11 kills and 20 digs.
“The first half is a learning curve for us right now,” Southridge coach John Lengphounpraseut said. “We are just playing inconsistent. Our consistency needs to be better. We’re just making too many unforced errors and just can’t sustain the run.”
Set scores: Pasco 25-27, 25-18, 27-25, 25-21. Southridge: Riley Hebdon 23 kills, 14 digs; Maddisen McNeill 11 kills, 8 digs; Makenna Behrens 11 kills, 20 digs; Kayla Conrad 10 digs, 2 aces; Kennedy Conrad 19 digs; Kamaile Moody 42 assists, 7 digs. Pasco: Catelyn Linke 25 kills, 28 digs; Ashlin Orosco 20 kills; Victoria Estes 46 assists; Lacie Ortiz 30 digs; Mercedes Cesina 13x13 srv.
KAMIAKIN 3, WALLA WALLA 0: The Braves finished the first half of MCC play with a sweep of the visiting Blue Devils.
Kennedy Sarver went 11-for-11 serving and had 10 digs and 26 assists to lead the Braves (5-2).
Jill Sands (8-for-8) and Brianna Esvelt (14-for-14) also were perfect from the service line, while Raegan Bishop recorded 19 digs.
“The girls worked really well with each other, and we were able to get everyone in and played from start to finish,” Kamiakin coach Morgan Schauble said.
Kamryn Coleman finished with nine didgs, and Noelani Helm had eight kills for Wa-Hi.
Set scores: Kamiakin 25-9, 25-13, 25-14. Walla Walla: Noelani Helm 8 kills, 5 digs; Kamryn Coleman 6 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs, 2 blocks; Tara Krivoshein 13 assists, 4 digs; Therese McCarty 5 blocks; Karli Plucker 4 digs. Kamiakin: Kennedy Sarver 26 assists, 11x11 srv., 1 ace, 10 digs; Ashley Fullmer 3 assists; Jill Sands 8x8 srv., 3 aces; Brianna Esvelt 14x14 srv., 1 ace, 9 digs; Megan Schatz 9 kills, 8 digs; Madison Judy 7 kills; Carlee Rowell 3 blocks, 6 kills; Allison Stapleton 6 kills; Raegan Bishop 19 digs.
HANFORD 3, KENNEWICK 1: Rose Dimmick and Mikal Sanchez combined for 18 kills and 33 digs, and Kaitlyn Thompson dished out 28 assists as the Falcons topped the visiting Lions in four sets.
“It was a very good win for us. I’m very proud of how we came together the entire match,” Hanford coach Nichelle Meador.
Breanna Shaffer had 12 kills and 14 digs for the Lions, Monica Kaylor 11 kills and six blocks, and Julisa Gonzalez a whopping 57 digs.
Set scores: Hanford 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22. Kennewick: Breanna Shaffer 12 kills, 14 digs; Julisa Gonzalez 57 digs, 3 aces; Hope Ivey 23 assists, 12 digs; Monica Kaylor 11 kills, 6 blocks; Kjerstin Manson 19 digs. Hanford: Mikal Sanchez 8 kills, 19 digs, 5 aces; Rose Dimmick 10 kills, 14 digs; Kaitlyn Thompson 28 assists, 3 aces, 13 digs; Morgan Rasmussen 5 kills, 4 blocks.
PROSSER 3, GRANDVIEW 2: Hannah Lind and Shay Hicks combined for 40 kills and 48 digs, and Kayla Lind served up nine aces to lift the Mustangs to a five-set home win over the Greyhounds.
Taylor Beightol added 45 assists and 20 digs for Prosser, which pulled away after Grandview tied the score at 7 in the fifth set.
Set scores: Pros 26-24, 25-14, 23-25, 21-25, 15-7. Pros: Hannah Lind 21 kills, 26 digs, 7 aces; Shay Hicks 19 kills, 22 digs; Leah Blakney 9 kills; Brandi Groeneveld 30 digs; Taylor Beightol 45 assists, 20 digs; Kayla Lind 9 aces, 19 digs, 5 assists.
KI-BE 3, RIVER VIEW 0: Malloree Calzadillas had 29 assists, and Kyrsten Whitmore totaled 13 kills and four blocks to lead the Bears to an SCAC East sweep of the visiting Panthers.
Set scores: KB 25-22, 25-21, 25-19. River View: Dakota Dickinson 5 kills; Hannah Weatherby 4 kills, 2 digs; Brooklyn Chavez 6 kills; Madi Wright 4 blocks. KB: Malloree Calzadillas 29 assists, 4 kills; Tegan Carlson 6 kills, 14 digs; Mihaela Edwards 8 kills, 3 blocks; Momo Calzadillas 16 digs, 14-14 serving; Kyrsten Whitmore 13 kills, 4 blocks.
CONNELL 3, OMAK 0: Marissa Davidson was perfect in 19 service attempts and recorded 14 assists and 10 digs as the Eagles swept the Pioneers in a nonleague match at Ephrata High School.
Set scores: Con 25-15, 25-12, 25-22. Con: Marissa Davidson 19-19 serving, 14 assists, 10 digs; Megan Rowley 9-9 serving, 4 kills; Rylee Pickel 6 kills, 8-8 serving; Heather Hawkins 8 digs, 4 kills.
COLUMBIA-BURBANK 3, ROYAL 0: Jordan O’Connor had 12 kills, and Taylor Turner, Jamie Ellis and Carissa Gradwohl went a combined 26-for-28 from the service line to lead the Coyotes to an SCAC East road sweep of the Knights.
Set scores: Columbia-Burbank 25-6, 25-14, 25-12. Columbia-Burbank: Taylor Turner 4 kills, 10x11 srv., 2 aces; Jordan O’Connor 12 kills, 2 blocks; Jamie Ellis 7 kills, 7x7 srv.; Carissa Gradwohl 30 assists, 9x10 srv., 2 kills.
TC PREP 3, PRESCOTT 0: Katie Casazza collected a game-high 15 kills, and Mary Seiner chalked up 26 digs to lift the Jaguars to a SE 2B home win over the Tigers. Emma Stewart chipped in six service aces for Prep.
Set scores: TC 25-5, 25-13, 25-6. TC Prep: Danika Whitsett 21 assists; Katie Casazza 15 kills; Mary Seiner 26 digs; Emma Stewart 6 aces.
Richland stayed unbeaten in the Mid-Columbia Conference with a 142-43 victory over Southridge at Prout Pool. Meanwhile, Hanford beat defending Class 3A district champion Kamiakin 105-81 to move to 3-1 in the MCC.
Hanford’s Maddie Elliott (200-yard freestyle, 100 free), Megan Gelston (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke) and Kayla Burck (50 and 500 free) were double winners.
Gelston won the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 23.53 seconds, two-hundredths of a second ahead of Kamiakin’s Madison Thurber.
Burck had the top time of the night in the 50 free, finishing in 26.87 seconds, while fellow Hanford freshman Maha Fathali topped the field in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:18.05.
Thurber (100 butterfly) and Saige Polanik (diving) grabbed wins for Kamiakin.
Richland’s Claire Schaef won the 200 IM and 100 free, while the Bombers finished 1-2-3 in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast and diving.
Southridge freshman Hilary Petersen blazed to victory in the 200 free in 2:10.67.
Team scores: Richland 142, Southridge 43; Hanford 105, Kamiakin 81; 200 medley relay: 1, Hanford (Gelston, Fathali, Pope, Burck) 2:04.07; 2, Richland 2:06.17; 3, Kamiakin 2:07.86; 200 freestyle: 1, Hilary Petersen (S) 2:10.67; 2, Maddie Elliott (H) 2:12.07; 3, Amanda Suter (H) 2:15.86; 200 individual medley: 1, Megan Gelston (H) 2:23.53; 2, Madison Thurber (K) 2:23.55; 3, Claire Schaef (R) 2:25.26; 50 freestyle: 1, Kayla Burck (H) 26.87; 2, Alyssa Workman (R) 27.48; 3, Alyssa Musick (R) 28.30; Diving: 1, Kelsea Hinkley (R) 246.90; 2, Saige Polanik (K) 207.05; 3, Kelsey Olsen (R) 188.40; 100 butterfly: 1, M. Thurber (K) 1:08.13; 2, Suter (H) 1:09.23; 3, April Mercer (R) 1:09.44; 100 freestyle: 1, Schaef (R) 57.62; 2, Elliott (H) 58.49; 3, Lilly Thurber (K) 58.79; 500 freestyle: 1, Lauren Hall (R) 5:46.77; 2, Burck (H) 5:49.97; 3, Petersen (S) 5:55.86; 200 freestyle relay: 1, Richland (Mennetrot, Schroder, Schaef, Hall) 1:49.01; 2, Hanford 1:51.70; 3, Kamiakin 1:55.18; 100 backstroke: 1, Gelston (H) 1:06.81; 2, Katie Schroder (R) 1:07.36; 3, L. Thurber (K) 1:08.15; 100 breaststroke: 1, Maha Fathali (H) 1:18.05; 2, Marcia Kim (R) 1:18.25; 3, Musick (R) 1:19.99; 400 freestyle relay: 1, Richland (Lesser, Workman, Kim, Schaef) 4:11.43; 2, Hanford (Gelston, Suter, Shen, Elliott) 4:13.58; 3, Richland 4:14.52.
CHIAWANA 3, RICHLAND 2: Braydey Hodgins and Summer Yates each recorded a goal and an assist to lift the Riverhawks to a home win over the Bombers.
Forward Karsyn Suhadolnik gave Richland a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, scoring off an assist from Tate Kautzky, and goalkeeper Gracelyn Fine held Chiawana scoreless through the 49th minute. That’s when Yates connected off an assist from Kailey Leavens to tie the score.
Hodgins assisted on Macey Morales’ go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute and then scored an insurance goal three minutes later.
“I thought Richland had better play in the first half, but in the second half we turned it around,” Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. “It might have been the best half we played all year.”
Scoring: 1, R, Karsyn Suhadolnik (Tate Kautzky), 24:00; 2, C, Summer Yates (Kailey Leavens), 49:00; 3, C, Macey Morales (Braydey Hodgins), 62:00; 4, C, Hodgins (Yates), 65:00; 5, R, Samantha Heilman (Selfie Mendoza), 66:00. Shots: R 8, C 8. Saves: R, Gracelyn Fine 3. C, Cydni Cottrell 4.
HANFORD 2, KENNEWICK 0: Sadie Newsom and Dani Mendoza each scored second-half goals, and goalkeeper Kelsee Winston recorded the shutout to keep the Falcons in a second-place tie for second in the MCC standings.
“We were peppering the goal all first half. We kept getting unlucky, but we finally got one,” Hanford coach Kaylie Winston said. “Give credit to Kennewick. They battled all night.”
Scoring: 1, H, Sadie Newsom (Taylor Matheny), 53:00; 2, H, Dani Mendoza (Fany Cossio), 68:00. Shots: H 21, K 6. Saves: H, Kelsee Winston 3. K, Olivia Blank 9.
KAMIAKIN 10, WALLA WALLA 0: Rilee Castilla recorded three goals and three assists, and Kaeri Ward chipped in a goal and two assists to give the Braves an easy road win over the Blue Devils.
Kamiakin outshot Wa-Hi 38-2.
Scoring: 1, K, Rilee Castilla (Parker Lee), 2:00; 2, K, Castilla (Kaeri Ward) 15:00; 3, K, Ward (Castilla), 44:00; 4, K, Maddie Morgan (Castilla), 46:00; 5, K, Morgan (Ward), 49:00; 6, K, Britney Donais (Castilla), ; 7, K, Izzy Conover, 57:28; 8, K, Rachel Ensign, 70:00; 9, K, Lee, 77:00; 10, K, Castilla 79:00. Shots: K 38, WW 2. Saves: K, Rachel McClure 2, Grace Wilbur (40:00) 0. WW, Natalia Maiuri 10.
SOUTHRIDGE 3, PASCO 0: The host Suns shut out the Bulldogs to finish the first half of the MCC season with a 7-0 record.
Kayleen Sambrano’s goal in the 34th minute put Southridge on the board, and Kendall Pope and Miranda Nelson scored in the second half.
Still, Suns coach Greg Sambrano says his team needs to do a better job of converting its opportunities into goals. Southridge had 25 shots, and Pasco goalie Daisy Torres made eight saves.
“I think we need to get back to having some spirited practices,” Sambrano said. “We’ve got a big game coming up Saturday against Hanford. They’re two games behind us. They win, they’re one game behind us.”
Scoring: 1, Kayleen Sambrano (Morgan Nelson), 34:00. 2, S, Kendall Pope (Haley Thomas), 69:00. 3, S, Miranda Nelson (Emily Russell), 72:00. Shots: P 5, S 25. Saves: P, Daisy Torres 8. S, Tiara Valadez 1.
PROSSER 4, OTHELLO 0: Hannah Johnson assisted on three different Mustangs goals during a CWAC win over the visiting Huskies. Prosser goalkeeper Izzy Thornbrugh recorded the shutout, making one save.
Scoring: 1, P, Jessica Macias (Hannah Johnson), 53:00l 2, P, Rocio Scotto (Johnson) 63:00; 3, P, Natalie Munoz (Daisy Bellon), 75:00; 4, P, Jamie Fassler (Johnson), 78:00. Shots: O 4, P 18. Saves: O, Janelle Garza 3. P, Izzy Thornbrugh 1.
EAST VALLEY 5, GRANDVIEW 0: East Valley’s Burnadette Yates scored the first of her two goals in the third minute, and Taylor Plata also had a pair of goals as the Red Devils rolled to a CWAC road win over the Greyhounds.
Anabel Pallares stopped seven shots for Grandview.
Scoring: 1, EV, Burnadette Yates, 3:00. 2, EV, Yates, 41:00. 3, EV, Taylor Plata, 45:00. 4, EV, Shelby Lange, 51:00. 5, EV, Plata, 55:00. Shots: EV 12, G 8. Saves: EV, Kenna Leach 8. G, Anabel Pallares 7.
ROYAL 2, GRANGER 1 (SO): Jennifer Ledezma scored the equalizer in regulation and then tallied a goal in the Knights’ SCAC East shootout win over the visiting Spartans.
Scoring: 1, G, Nayeli Herrera (Maya Daniel), 20:00; 2, R, Jennifer Ledezma, 56:00. Shootout (Royal 4-2): G, Vanessa Vasquez, Miriah Guzman. R, Ledezma, Sam De La Rosa, Bianca Castellon, Monica Guerrero. Shots: G 8, R 15. Saves: G, Bertha Fernandez 4. R, Denisse Arroyo 3.
CONNELL 3, KIONA-BENTON 1: Jessica Garcia scored in the fourth and 30th minutes to lead the Eagles to an SCAC East road win over the Bears.
Scoring: 1, C, Jessica Garcia, 4:00. 2, KB, Emily Thornton (Hunter Anderson), 16:00. 3, C, Genesis Morfin (Cierra Vickerman), 22:00. 4, C, Garcia, 30:00. Shots: C 9, KB 6. Saves: C, Morgan Smith 5. KB, Micky Ramirez 7.