Thunderbirds clinch league title with 12th straight win


The Tumwater volleyball team’s winning streak is now at a dozen, as the T-Birds swept Aberdeen 25-13, 25-20, 25-13 to clinch the regular season league title.

All 12 of those wins have been in sweep, and their lone loss on the season came against unbeaten 3A North Thurston.

On Thursday, Paige Henderson led the way offensively with nine kills, though Natalie Montoya-Kilmer and Chloe Henderson weren’t far behind with seven and six, respectively.

Emily Robello dished out 18 assists and tallied seven digs, and Brooklynn Hayes had a team-high 13 digs.

With just one league game remaining, the Thunderbirds are two and a half games above 8-2 Black Hills, giving them the top spot at the district tournament.

The Thunderbirds (13-1, 11-0 2A EvCo) will wrap up their league slate on Monday against Rochester before heading to Fife to take on the Trojans in a non-league matchup on Thursday.