Tigers Take Down Riverhawks in Three


In a dominant three-set victory, the Napavine volleyball team defeated Toledo on the road, 25-5, 25-13, 25-11.

Five Tigers served 100%: Avery Schutz, Grace Gall, Jessie McCoy, Morgan Hamilton, and Emily Kang, with Gall also adding a team-high seven kills and 12 digs.

“She gets overlooked a lot, but she’s so consistent,” Tigers coach Monica Dailey said of Gall. “She’s one of my standout passers on defense, and she’s real consistent with her hitting. She keeps it in play and does a good job finding the holes.”

Schutz also added eight assists and four aces, McCoy had seven assists, and Keira O’Neill had seven kills to match Gall.

Hamilton had four kills to go along with 11 digs, and Kang also added seven digs. Middle blocker Anna Thompson had three kills at the net and has strung together a couple strong weeks worth of defense at the net.

“She's coming along, she's defending the net really well,” Dailey said. “We need it. Anna’s a very quiet girl, very laid back and calm. I talked with her and told her we need you to be aggressive, and she has stepped up and done that the last several weeks.”

The Tigers take on Toutle Lake at home for their senior night and final game of the regular season. A win would force a three-way tie for second-place in league with Adna, Toutle, and Napavine. A loss would like put the Tigers at fourth.

The Riverhawks, celebrating senior night, got six assists from Shyann Barratt, and four aces and kills from Stefani Arceo-Hanson. Aleena Bloomstrom also had no errors on digs.

Seniors Bloomstrom, Karely Plancarte, Barratt, Beth Bowen, and swing player Ella Yadon played their final games at home in Toledo.

“They are just real supportive of one another,” Toledo coach Kelli Larson said of her seniors. “They keep playing, they've shown a lot of improvement over the year. They have a lot of spirit and a lot of fun.”

The Riverhawks take on Onalaska for their regular season finale on the road Wednesday.