Raymond came back from a 0-2 deficit to overtake North Beach in five games, 18-25, 10-25, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-19 last Thursday night at Oyehut.
“This seemed to be a game where our attitudes and work ethic changed,” RHS head coach Bob Swogger told the Herald. “I finally had a group of seven girls who worked very hard and went after everything. I changed up what we were doing and switched from a 6-2 offense to a 5-1 midway through the second set. The seven girls that were apart of that change stepped up and just played volleyball.”
“Hannah Dykes was 14 for 25 hitting or a .560 percentage, comparable to a baseball hitting percentage, which is a dominant performance,” Swogger pointed out.
Ayisha Garcia also had a big game for RHS with 13 kills and 8 blocks, and Hailee Smith added 10 kills.
“Emily Collins also had a great match for us at setter and has grown a tremendous amount during the course of the season,” Swogger said.
“Hopefully we can keep up the mentality we found at North Beach and carry it with us for the last four games of the regular season,” Swogger added.
Coach Swogger wasn’t very pleased with his teams’ performance during a loss against Ocosta last Tuesday (Oct. 15).
“We didn't play very well and had issues with our passing,” Swogger said. “We also had issues with our confidence when attacking the ball, being tentative, and not aggressive.”
The Lady Hyaks won the junior varsity and C squad matches in straight sets.
The Lady Seagulls, 2-8 overall and 2-6 in the Pacific League, hosted South Bend last night, visit Naselle Thursday and host Northwest Christian Monday.
Sunday, Coach Swogger and the team ventured to Seattle to see a match between UW and Stanford.
Lady Indians Whip Wildcats
South Bend wore out Ocosta in three games last Thursday at Westport. The Lady Indians won handily 25-14, 25-14, and 25-15.
“This was a good solid night of volleyball for our team,” South Bend HS Head Volleyball Coach Jackie Sanchez told the Herald. “Our focus for this evening was improving our transition defensively, and I thought we did a great job of this. It was awesome that we played well, played hard, and it was a complete team effort by all ten girls.
“We had a powerful night at the net tonight led by Makenzie Russell (8 kills, 3 blocks), Katlyn Sawyer (6 kills), and Kathryn Staats (4 kills),” Sanchez noted. “Maddie Klus gave us a huge punch offensively serving 100 percent at the line with 6 aces. Our serve-receive and defensive efforts were very successful by the entire back row.”
The Lady Indians, 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the Pacific League, played at Raymond last night, host North Beach tomorrow, compete at the Adna tournament Saturday before venturing to Willapa Valley Monday.
Vikings 3, Comettes 0
Willapa Valley won in three games over visiting Naselle last Tuesday (Oct. 15) at Tenoski Gym in Menlo. The Vikings won the match 25-19, 25-13, 25-8.
“As a team we played solid on the night and came away with a three-set victory,” Willapa Valley HS Head Volleyball Coach Lori Snodgrass told the Herald. “The entire team served well and all 10 varsity players contributed for the win.
“Emily Fluke and Baylee Layman both served 100 percent on the night,” Snodgrass said.
“Brooke Spoor led the team at the net with 5 kills and 5 blocks,” Snodgrass noted. “Karli Friese added 4 kills and led the team with digs and great passing on serve-receive. Madison Huber also had a good night passing from the back row. The Vikes won the JV match 25-14, 25-20, 10-15. The Comettes were winners in the C squad match.
Pe Ell 3, Vikes 0
Willapa Valley lost in three games at Pe Ell last Thursday night.
“It was an off night for us and we just didn't play with any desire to fight for the win against a much improved Pe Ell team,” Coach Snodgrass said.
Valley played at North Beach Tuesday night, and visits league leading Northwest Christian Thursday. On Saturday, the Vikes travel to Adna to compete in a tournament. Valley hosts South Bend Monday.
(As of 10-18-13)W-L
Editor’s Note: The volleyball standings are courtesy of WVHS Athletic Director John Peterson.