GRESHAM?— The Blue Mountain Timberwolves battled hard but lost their shot in crunch time as they fell to Spokane in three sets Saturday at the NWAACC Volleyball Tournament in Gresham.

The loss was the second of the tourney for the T-Wolves (29-13), ending their season. It was Spokane’s third win over BMCC this season.

Blue Mountain started strong and won the first set 25-23, but the Sasquatch (37-6)?rebounded to get the next two 27-25, 15-9. Consolation matches are determined by the best two-out-of-three in sets.

The T-Wolves hit .262 and .263 as a team in the first two sets but fell to .125 in the third. Meanwhile Spokane elevated to its highest level of play yet in the third set and hit .364 as a team with 10 kills.

The Timberwolves weren’t able to do much to get in the way of Sasquatch hitters and finished the match with just two blocks to Spokane’s 10. Spokane hit .293 as a team to Blue Mountain’s .231.

Blue Mountain’s Page Woodward led the match with 13 kills while teammate Kassi Howarth added 10 kills on .348 hitting. Kalie Wright hit .438 for the T-Wolves and finished with eight kills, as did Becky Kershner. Claire Tolbert had 37 assists and 12 digs for the T-Wolves.

Kate Hart led Spokane with nine kills and seven blocks and attacked at a nearly perfect .900 percentage. Bridgitte Lowe and Joni Nagy each added eight kills for Spokane, which went on to lose to Mt. Hood 26-24, 22-25, 15-10 in the semifinals.

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