Prep Volleyball

Thursday’s Mid-Columbia roundup: Volleyball, swimming and soccer

The Richland Bombers moved to 4-0 on the season with a 25-21, 25-14, 25-13 sweep of the Southridge Suns in Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball action in Kennewick.

“They work hard in practice and they deserve it,” Bombers coach Bob Raidl said of the win. “We have a good core of players coming back, we have two good setters and we have Scott Carswell, who was an assistant at Blue Mountain the last four years. He’s the real deal. He’s a really smart guy and he’s seen the game at a high level. He’s a new voice in our gym and the girls really relate to him.”

Lexi Lacey led the Bombers with 13 kills and 11 digs, while Kamry Breard had 10 kills and 11 assists, and Taylor Moody 23 assists.

“Richland’s a good team, but we just don’t have enough experience to compete yet,” Suns coach John Lengphounpraseut said.

Makenna Behrens led the Suns (2-2) with nine kills and 19 digs, while Sophia Sumner had 14 digs and Kamaile Moody 17 assists.

“My upper group played very good tonight,” Lengphounpraseut said of his veterans. “I’m very pleased. We fought the whole time, even though the score does not indicate that.”

Richland is off to the SunDome Tournament on Saturday in Yakima.

“There will be teams from the west side and Spokane,” Raidl said. “We will see who we are.”

Set scores: Richland 25-21, 25-14, 25-13. Richland: Lexi Lacey 13K, 2 aces, 11digs; Kamry Breard 10K, 11 assts, 6 digs, 3B; Lindsay Rosenthal 4K, 8 digs, 1B; Taylor Moody 23 assts, 5 aces; Madelaine Haynie 3K, 2B; Lainie Lacey 19 digs. Southridge: Makenna Behrens 9 kills, 19 digs, 1 ace; Maddisen McNeill 4 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces; Riley Hebdon 3 kills, 8 digs; Sophia Sumner 14 digs; Kamaile Moody 17 assists, 2 digs; Kennedy Conrad 11 digs, 1 ace.

PASCO 3, HANFORD 0: Catelyn Linke pounded down 19 kills and had 15 digs to power the Bulldogs to an MCC sweep of Hanford in Richland.

“They played mentally tough,” Pasco coach Jackie Fluaitt said. “It was fun to watch them play tonight. We were strong in the zone and they worked hard.”

The Bulldogs got back on the winning track after losing two consecutive matches.

“After Richland, we went back to the drawing board,” Fluaitt said. “We got our confidence back. We are excited. Hanford is not a bad team, we were just powering through.”

Kaitlyn Johnson had 14 assists and 10 digs for the Falcons (1-3), while McKenna Benson had 14 digs and Tasha Huntgate five blocks.

Set scores: Pasco 25-11, 25-18, 25-9. Pasco: Catelyn Linke 19K, 15 digs, 19-20 srv; Lacie Ortiz 25 digs, 14-15 srv; Ashlin Orosco 9K, 15-16 srv, 2 aces; Victoria Estes 31 assts. Hanford: Kaitlyn Johnson 14 assts, 10 digs; McKenna Benson 14 digs; Kayln Smith 5 digs; Tasha Huntgate 5B.

CHIAWANA 3, KAMIAKIN 2: The Riverhawks improved to 4-0 on the season with a hard-fought MCC victory over the visiting Braves.

Kamiakin took the first two games, but Chiawana battled back to win the next two, including a 29-27 win in Game 4, to force a fifth game.

“This was an improbable comeback in some ways,” Chiawana coach Jim Steach said. “We weren’t passing very well and not hitting very well. You just never know what will happen. They played well the first two games and had us on our heels. Once we got into the flow of things, it got better.”

“We knew this was going to be a tough match,” Kamiakin coach Morgan Schauble said. “The girls worked hard the first two games, and they put the pieces together the last three.”

McKaidan Moore led the Riverhawks with 14 kills and 24 digs, while Ashtin Olin had 39 assists and six kills, and Marissa Logozzo 19 digs.

Kennedy Sarver finished with 42 assists for the Braves (2-2), while Allison Stapleton had 12 kills and Leanna Shymanski 13 kills.

Set scores: Chiawana 19-25, 18-25, 25-14, 29-27, 15-6. Kamiakin: Megan Schatz 23 digs, 15-15 srv, 2 aces; Madison Judy 23 digs; Kennedy Sarver 42 assts, 18-18 srv; Allison Stapleton 3B, 12K; Carlee Rowell 2B; Leanna Shymanski 13K; Raegan Bishop 2 aces. Chiawana: McKaidan Moore 14K, 24 digs; Natasha Hill 11K, 8 digs; Bethanie Nelson 10K; Ashtin Olin 39 assts, 6K, 11 digs; Heidi Rus 6K; Marissa Logozzo 19 digs.

KENNEWICK 3, WALLA WALLA 2: The Lions won their first MCC match of the season, eking out a five-set victory over the Blue Devils at the Lions Den.

Down 11-5 in the fifth game, Kennewick rallied back. Sophomore Clarissa Gonzalez, in just her second varsity match, dished up an ace for the win.

“They showed some heart,” Lions coach Julie Maciboba said. “It was much needed tonight.”

Breanna Shaffer led the Lions with 28 kills and 27 digs, while Monica Kaylor had 13 kills, 15 digs and seven blocks.

Set scores: Kennewick 25-17, 15-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-14. Kennewick: Breanna Shaffer 28K, 27 digs; Monica Kaylor 13K, 15 digs, 7B; Julisa Gonzalez 47 digs, 4 aces; Lexie Helms 35 assists.

SELAH 3, GRANDVIEW 0: Nikki Abarca had six kills and seven digs, but it wasn’t enough as the Greyhounds dropped a nonleague road match to the Vikings.

Set scores: Selah 26-24, 25-8, 25-13. Grandview: Nikki Abarca 6 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks; Madison Diener 2 kills, 1 block; Evann Swearingen 1 kill, 4 digs, 6 assists.

OTHELLO 3, TOPPENISH 0: Allison Garza had 16 digs, and Kyleen Alvarez contributed 16 assists to lead the Huskies at home against the Wildcats in a nonleague win.

Set scores: Othello 25-22, 25-14, 25-17. Othello: Becky Boersma 7 kills, 12 digs; Cayleen Garza 3 kills, 4 aces; Kylee Hawley 5 kills; Kyleen Alvarez 6 kills, 16 assists, 2 aces; Alysse Roosma 4 kills, 2 blocks; Allison Garza 16 digs; Tanaya Andersen 3 blocks.

QUINCY 3, PROSSER 1: Kayla Lind had 17 digs, and older sister Hannah Lind finished with 13 digs and 12 kills, but the Mustangs (2-2) fell at home against the Jacks in nonleague action.

Set scores: Quincy 25-12, 25-18, 19-25, 25-20. Prosser: Hannah Lind 12 kills, 13 digs; Kayla Lind 17 digs; Courtney Scott 5 blocks; Taylor Beightol 24 assists.

COLUMBIA-BURBANK 3, LIND-RITZVILLE 0: Taylor Turner was nearly perfect at the service line and had five aces and six kills to help the Coyotes to a nonleague road win over the Broncos.

Jordan O’Connor added eight kills and Carissa Gradwohl 19 assists for Burbank.

Set scores: Columbia Burbank 25-11, 25-12, 25-8. Columbia Burbank: Jordan O’Connor 8K, 2B; Taylor Turner 6K, 19-20 srv, 5 aces; Carissa Gradwohl 19 assts, 14-14 srv, 4 aces; Teagan Aune 19-19 srv, 2 aces, 2K, 1B.

RIVER VIEW 3, UMATILLA 0: Cierra Sakota finished with 17 digs to lead the Panthers (3-1) to a nonleague road victory over the Vikings.

Set scores: River View 26-24, 25-19, 25-22. River View: Cierra Sakota 17 digs; Calley Hagen 7 assists, 4 aces; Brooklyn Chavez 3 kills, 3 blocks, 3 assists; Madi Wright 3 blocks; Jadyn Kohl 2 kills, 2 digs.


WALLA WALLA 111, SOUTHRIDGE 72: The Blue Devils won 10 of 12 events, including a 1-2-3 finish in the 500-yard freestyle, to beat the Suns in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for both teams at Kennewick’s Serier Pool.

Wa-Hi had three double winners: Mackenzie Hale (200 free, 100 butterfly), Hally Ruff (50 and 500 free) and Paige Gardner (100 free, 100 backstroke).

Southridge freshman Hilary Petersen won the 200 individual medley, and teammate Rylinn Rhoten was first in diving.

Team scores: Walla Walla 111, Southridge 72; 200 medley relay: 1, Walla Walla (Gardner, Gardner, Gordon, Klem) 2:08.69; 2, Southridge 2:27.75; 3, Walla Walla 2:31.77; 200 freestyle: 1, Mackenzie Hale (WW) 2:09.15; 2, Rylee Best (S) 2:23.63; 3, Alana Budden (WW) 2:34.04; 200 individual medley: 1, Hilary Petersen (S) 2:27.92; 2, Hannah Gardner (WW) 2:43.29; 3, Andrea Beko (WW) 2:57.73; 50 freestyle: 1, Hally Ruff (WW) 26.79; 2, Jaiden Hamilton (S) 28.70; 3, Lacey Klem (WW) 29.39; Diving: 1, Rylinn Rhoten (S) 143.20; 2, Shannalee McCarthy (S) 136.85; 3, Cleo Tolman (S) 132.65; 100 butterfly: 1, Hale (WW) 1:06.27; 2, Hannah Gordon (WW) 1:15.69; 3, Megan Hopkins (S) 1:18.49; 100 freestyle: 1, Paige Gardner (WW) 58.12; 2, Hamilton (S) 1:06.10; 3, Budden (WW) 1:10.57; 500 freestyle: 1, Ruff (WW) 5:58.55; 2, H. Gardner (WW) 6:44.76; 3, Elise Gryler (WW) 6:50.57; 200 freestyle relay: 1, Walla Walla (Gardner, Klem, Hale, Ruff) 1:51.91; 2, Southridge 1:57.72; 3, Southridge 2:27.97; 100 backstroke: 1, P. Gardner (WW) 1:05.19; 2, Petersen (S) 1:07.39; 3, Best (S) 1:22.84; 100 breaststroke: 1, Klem (WW) 1:23.58; 2, Leia Schneider (S) 1:27.23; 3, Beko (WW) 1:32.17; 400 freestyle relay: 1, Walla Walla (Ruff, Gardner, Budden, Hale); 2, Walla Walla 4:56.54; 3, Southridge 4:58.16.


CASHMERE 2, KIONA-BENTON 1: The Bulldogs took advantage of an own goal to slip past the visiting Bears in nonleague play.

Emily Thornton scored 3 minutes into the game for Ki-Be, but that would be all the offense the Bears (0-3) would offer. Thornton has a team-high four goals in three games.

“We have scored first in all three games,” Ki-Be coach Marty Martinez said. “We need to get some more people involved.”

Scoring: 1, KB, Emily Thornton (Abby Pendergast), 3:00. 2, C, Own goal, 55:00. 3, C, Dani Monroe, 69:00. Shots: KB 3, C 8. Saves: KB, Micky Ramirez 7, C, Courtney Brown 2.

MOSES LAKE 7, SUNNYSIDE 0: Crystal Harvey had two goals and two assists to lead the host Chiefs over the Grizzlies in the Big Nine Conference opener for both teams.

Scoring: 1, ML, Addy Rathburn, 7:00. 2, ML, Madison Krogh, 11:00. 3, ML, Crystal Harvey, 40:00. 4, ML, Krogh (Harvey), 42:00. 5, ML, Morgan Skone (Harvey), 45:00. 6, ML, Harvey, 63:00. 7, ML, Skone, 74:00. Shots: S 10, ML 32. Saves: S, Morgan Duim 25; ML, Erin Manly 10.