The Tenino volleyball team needed to grit out a close first set, then hit its stride going forward in a home non-league contest against Winlock, beating the Cardinals 26-24, 25-16, 25-15.
“We played the first set in a new offense and the girls were a little frazzled, but they never let it show,” Tenino coach Shauna Carpenter said. “Communication was key and they never stopped talking.”
After needing extra points to take the first set and starting close again in the second, though, the Beavers went back to the system they’d played most of the season, and promptly dispatched the Cardinals easily.
Brooke Bratton and Macy Griffis combined to dish out 16 assists for Tenino. Brianna Asay led the offense with five kills and added an ace to her line. Seona Morgan – making her first appearance of the season for the Beavers – put up four kills and a team-high four aces.
“She’s a huge asset communication-wise and really helps the positivity of the team,” Carpenter said.
Kylee Petrich added three kills and two aces, while Kiyah Goodwin had two of each.
Tenino is set to get right back to action Tuesday, hosting Ocosta, while Winlock will return to Central 2B League play with a trip to Randle to face Morton-White Pass.