COMEBACK: Tigers finish with a narrow 25-23 win in Game 4; Morton-White Pass falters at home; Adna switches to 5-2 with Sweep Over Onalaska
The Tigers dropped early, dropping the opening set, but rebounded to claim a 15-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-23 Central 2B League volleyball win against Toledo on Tuesday in Napavine.
“We came out really flat. We had no energy, no communication, ”said Napavine trainer Monica Dailey. “We just couldn’t put anything together. We made a lot of missteps, a lot of mistakes on the third ball … We just fought. “
The Tigers bounced back, however, and eventually ended things up on a tight fourth set of 25-23.
“The girls did a great job in the second game,” said Dailey. “They knew they had to turn this around and they really did.”
Rae Sisson, Sydney Purvis, and Jordan Wilson all served 100% for Napavine.
Kiera O’Neill and Haily Murray together hit nine block kills in a “great blocking night on the net,” said Dailey, adding that Vannie Fagerness played well defensively.
Napavine (4-2), who has won three of his last four, plays in Adna on Thursday. Toledo (2-5) will host the Morton-White Pass on Thursday.
Timberwolves swept through Toutle Lake
The Ducks defeated the Morton-White Pass in three sets Tuesday night for a 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 Central 2B League volleyball win at Morton.
Katie Salguero had a team high of five kills and Emarey Hampton added three kills.
“The girls still work hard every night. We see a lot of good things, ”said MWP trainer Tammy Kelly of her squad. “Toutle Lake is just a really tough team.”
The Timberwolves lose their second game in a row after taking their first and only win of the season against Stevenston on February 23.
The Morton-White Pass (1-5) will host Winlock on Wednesday. The Cardinals (1-5) have their first win of the season, a 3-2 win over Onalaska.
Pirates sweep loggers at home
Adna bounced back from last week’s loss when he defeated Onalaska in straight sets (25-9, 25-10, 25-22) at home in the 2B Central League on Tuesday.
The Pirates go 5-2 this season and are recovering from falling on Toutle Lake last Thursday. Onalaska drops to 1-6 and has now lost six after beating Rainier in the season opener.
“I feel like our coverage was better tonight,” said Onalaska trainer Jenny Hamilton. “We worked on that, but we’re not doing it.”
Sophomore Morgan Hamilton had 14 digs with four kills and 100% serve. Junior Hannah James led with seven digs, three kills, two blocks and 8v9 serve, while Dakota Hamilton had seven kills at team level and Junior Raelee Holmes added six digs and 9v10 serve in the night.
“Raelee’s death tonight was the best I’ve seen this year,” said Hamilton. “That was a bonus.”
Onalaska will be looking to get back on track when it heads to Rainier on Thursday, the only team the Loggers have beaten this season. Adna faces Napavine (4-2) in a fight on Thursday as the Tigers have won three of their last four games.