Warriors Fall to Thunderbirds in Doubleheader


In just its second match back from COVID protocol, Rochester was unable to keep up with a strong Tumwater squad, falling 25-10, 25-23, 25-8, 25-9, in a doubleheader at home on Tuesday in a 2A Evergreen Conference matchup.

The Warriors, who defeated Aberdeen last week in their first match back after a two-week break due to the protocol, are now hurriedly scheduling doubleheaders to make up postponed matches from earlier this season. That set up Tuesday’s doubleheader with the Thunderbirds.

Senior Lauren Rotter led the Warriors with a team-high seven digs to go with two aces and one kill. Roisin Stull added five digs, four aces and one kills, Kassidy Byrd tallied five digs, four aces and one kills and Hailey Angwood contributed a team-high five aces to go with four digs.

“They’re getting better every time,” Rochester coach Bridget Morris said. “We still have the high and lows and get into slumps where we struggle. We’ve gotta make sure we’re not getting behind.”

Morris praised the performances of Stull and Angwood in the front row, despite the Warriors having limited hitting attempts on the night. 

The Warriors (1-5, 1-2 league) have only had a couple practices since returning last week and will continue doubleheader-play when they travel to Shelton on Wednesday in a 2A EvCo matchup.