ROCHESTER — The Warriors started off the season with a win here on Tuesday, defeating Tenino 3-0 in a non-league volleyball match.
Rochester won with set scores of 25-13, 25-7 and 25-7. Courtney Kerbaugh had nine kills and Lexie Sederberg contributed seven kills. Bethany Hawes chipped in 18 assists.
“First night on the floor, we tried a couple different rotations and just worked on running through our offense and pointed out some things we need to work on in practice,” Rochester coach Wendy Hawes said. “The girls were pretty fired up. It was a good first game.”
Rochester (1-0) hosts Montesano next Tuesday in a non-league match while Tenino (0-1) has a quick turnaround and hosts Rainier on Wednesday.
Bulldogs Rough Up Bearcats in Opener
Montesano was too much for W.F. West in the season opener as the Bearcats lost 3-1 in a non-league volleyball match on Tuesday in Chehalis.
Ava Olsen and Sophia DeTray each had five kills and Olsen led the team with four aces. Paytton Crawford tallied 18 assists for the Bearcats.
“We’ve got some kinks to work out. We’ve got a ton of good utility players and we’re still figuring out where people’s strengths are going to be,” W.F. West coach Emily Mora said. “We tried out a bunch of different lineups and rotations. As far as who is getting the bulk of the play time, we’re still dividing that up. It was nice for me to see we have a bunch of people that can play in different areas.”
W.F. West (0-1) travels to Longview to take on R.A. Long on Thursday in a non-league contest.
Toledo Tops Morton-White Pass, Falls to Mossyrock at Jamboree
MORTON — Toledo played two matches against Morton-White Pass and Mossyrock to prepare for the season at the MWP volleyball jamboree here on Tuesday.
Toledo defeated MWP in three sets with set scores of 25-13, 25-23 and 25-16. Mossyrock earned the win over Toledo in the Indians’ second match of the night with set scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-19.
“They played really well. They were pumped up and excited against MWP,” Toledo coach Candace Maier said. “They picked it up and battled back against Mossyrock, they played hard those last two sets.”
Toledo will play their first real match on Thursday, hosting Hoquiam in a non-league contest. MWP will compete in the SunDome Invitational on Friday and Mossyrock will host W.F. West to begin the season next Tuesday.