2B Volleyball: Indians Snap Cardinals Three-Game Win Streak

WIN COLUMN: Kate Demerey’s Game-High Seven Kills Pushes Toledo to Sweep Over Winlock


Winlock entered its home matchup Monday against Toledo on a fiery three-game win streak, only to see it doused by Toledo in straight sets (25-9, 25-10, 25-11) in Central 2B League action.

“They played super intense and didn’t let up at all,” Toledo coach Candace Maier said of her team. “It’s encouraging to see toward the end of the regular season heading into districts.”

Toledo improves to 4-5 overall and is now on a two-game win streak while Winlock drops to 3-6.

Senior Kate Demery led the Indians with a game-high seven kills to go with five aces and 14-of-16 serving. Rylie Pliler added a game-high six aces to go with three kills and 16-for-17 serving. Freshman Stefani Arceo-Hansen contributed four or five key digs plus two kills and a block.

“She really stepped up her game to another level,” Maier said.

Setters Brynn Williams and Emma Cline-Maier each dished out 10 assists, while Williams added eight digs and Cline-Maier five kills. Gracie Madill served 14 times with three aces and no errors.

“Gracie passed well in serve receive and had some good digs for us,” Maier said.

For Winlock, freshman outside hitter Raegen Lester shined with a game-high seven kills, while Kaitlynn Mitchell led the Cardinals in serves.

“We beat ourselves,” Winlock coach Chastity Pennington said. “The girls were a totally different team. Once we got into a funk of errors, we couldn’t get out of it. We know we are a better team than we played like tonight.”

Winlock travels to Adna (6-3) for its season finale on Wednesday, while Toledo travels to Rainier on Tuesday and hosts Wahkiakum in its season finale on Wednesday.

Onalaska Breaks Eight-Game Losing Skid

Onalaska finally broke its long losing streak, edging Morton-White Pass in five games (19-25, 25-15, 16-25, 25-18, 15-7) on the road Wednesday.

“Honestly, it wasn’t pretty,” Onalaska coach Jenny Hamilton said. “We started off slow in the first and third sets and it takes a while for us to pick up momentum, and that hurts.”

Morgan Hamilton led the Loggers with a game-high 17 kills, while Dakota Hamilton added 14 kills and Andi Olilver eight. Raelee Holmes and Keily Fickett each served 100%, with Fickett adding three aces. Desi Smith served a game-high six aces. The Loggers had four girls with 70% or higher in serve receive.

“We have not had that many this year,” Hamilton said. “And our serve-receive was better, which is exciting.”

MWP was led by Chloe Kelly’s 20 assists and three kills, while Katie Salguero contributed 10 kills and Kelly Pakar added eight kills.

MWP (1-8 league) and Onalaska (1-8 league) are each tied with one league win and only one remaining spot at districts. An Onalaska loss to winless Stevenson (0-7) on Thursday would create a three-way tie with all three teams mentioned above, which would create a three-way playoff for the final spot on Friday.

For now, Onalaska plates Toutle Lake on Tuesday, Kalama on Wednesday and finally Stevenson on Thursday. MWP travels to Napavine on Wednesday.

Tigers Win Third Straight

Napavine kept its hot streak alive with a sweep of Stevenson for its third consecutive win Monday on the road.

“I’m happy,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “We’re playing really good volleyball this past week. Things are clicking into place… Our goal was to stay focused and play at our pace.”

Rae Sisson, Vannie Fagerness and Haily Murray each served 100%, with Sisson adding 10 assists, Fagerness 10 aces and Murray 11 kills and two blocks. Sydney Purvis totaled a game-high 13 aces.

Tigers improve to 6-2 overall and hosts Wahkiakum on Tuesday.

Mountaineers Swept by Chinooks

Undefeated Kalama (7-0) proved too powerful for Rainier, sweeping the Mountaineers (25-6, 25-12, 25-13) on Monday in Kalama.

The Mountaineers drop to 4-5 overall and 4-5 in league and have now lost two of their last three. Rainier hosts Toledo (4-5) on Tuesday in the regular-season finale.