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Prep Roundup | Mac-Hi holds own against College Place, DeSales

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Published on September 5, 2018 6:55PM

Last changed on September 6, 2018 8:56AM

MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi may have lost in its Tuesday night volleyball game against College Place, but found redemption later that night against DeSales.

The Pioneers lost in four sets to College Place, losing the first set 25-16, winning the second set 25-23, but stumbling in the last half and losing the last two sets 27-25 and 25-23.

They wasted no time when facing DeSales, however, maintaining a steady lead throughout the three-set game, winning 25-14, 25-14, and 25-17.

“The girls played so hard and fought till the last point in every set,” said Mac-Hi coach Lucy Deal. “They continue to grow as a team and to trust each other on and off the court.”

Mac-Hi’s defense was lead by Jessica Ruvalcaba, who ended the night with five digs in the back court, Abby Richwine with two blocks, and Jadie Jackson with six. Richwine and Jackson also put in six and nine kills respectively, and Britney Wells had 11. Kaitlynne Jensen was the Pioneers’ all-star server for the night with 13 total aces.

STANFIELD 3, PRESCOTT 0 — Stanfield added yet another win to their record on Wednesday night in a Tiger vs. Tiger showdown, defeating Prescott in three sets, scoring 25-11, 25-23, and 25-23.

“Tonight the girls came out of the gate and put together one of the best starts we’ve had so far,” said Stanfield coach Blaine Ganova. “Sets two and three were kind of a grind, but the ladies are figuring out how to work together to keep the momentum. Winning in three should help continue to build our confidence going forward.”

Kendra Hart and Allison Griffin scored big with four kills and four digs. Vivian Odell scored seven kills and 14 digs, and Megan Wampler finished strong with nine digs, one block kill, and three aces.

WESTON-McEWEN 3, DAYTON/WAITSBURG 0 — Weston-McEwen took care of business on Wednesday night in its game against Dayton/Waitsburg, winning in just three sets with scores of 25-16, 25-11, and 25-10.

Emma Olson lead the team with 11 digs and one ace, and Bryce Thul worked especially hard, landing 11 assists, four kills, seven blocks, and six aces. Hailey Weaver put in 14 kills and six blocks, and Trinity Herm scored four aces.

“We really stepped it up tonight,” said Weston-McEwen coach Shawn White. “Things were a lot crisper. It was a step forward for us — this is the best we’ve played so far.”

Girls Soccer

CHIAWANA 8, HERMISTON 0 — Playing its third game in five days finally caught up with the Hermiston girls soccer team Wednesday night.

Chiawana got four goals from Savannah Taylor and two from Ruth Edrington as the Riverhawks cruised to an 8-0 Mid-Columbia Conference win in Pasco.

“Chiawana is a solid team from defenders to strikers,” Bulldogs coach Freddy Guizar said. “This is so different for us. The girls are trying to keep up with the conference. They have experience and play year around. You can tell they play as a family and have each other’s backs. We had some of that in the second half.”

Lanie Gomez finished with 14 saves in goal for the Bulldogs (0-3 MCC), who host Pasco on Saturday at Kennison Field.


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