Cardinals bounce back with win over Timberwolves


The Winlock volleyball team bounced back from a loss to Napavine with a victory against MWP in a C2BL matchup, topping the T-Wolves 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 25-16.

Winlock coach Terri Dalsted said the Cardinals (6-2, 1-1 C2BL) did a great job of shaking off their errors and staying focused, which helped them prevail in two early close sets.

That held true in the fourth set as well, as Winlock sealed the match after the Timberwolves (4-5, 0-2 C2BL) won the third set.

“In that one set (the third), our team chemistry was off,” Dalsted said. “But we were able to get the win.”

Kyleigh Creach had an outstanding game at the service line and as the team’s setter, going 25 for 26 on serves while also dishing out 25 assists.

Kindyl Kelly and Madison Rohman had 12 kills each, while Rohman also added two blocks. Kendyl Guenther was stellar at the net, tallying four blocks.

Dalsted also commended defensive specialist Jasmine Shepherd, who she said stepped up tonight and served as one of the team leaders.

Rylein Wiedenmann had 11 kills for MWP to lead at the net, while Kimberly Gilstrap had six kills and Malia Armstrong posted five kills and seven assists. At the net on defense, Kiera Miller had two blocks. Amy Martinez led the passing game with 10 assists and McKenzee Mays had eight.

Next up for the Cardinals is a trip to Onalaska on Thursday, which they lost to in the teams’ first matchup two weeks ago.