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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Streak ends, Lyle-Wishram finally beats Klickitat

 

Andrew Christiansen

STAYING ALIVE: Caity Showalter keeps the ball in play for Lyle-Wishram during historic win at Klickitat. Also pictured, Kiya Childers (3) and Maelynn Luke (6).

Fans were treated to the first five-game match of the year in Greater Columbia Gorge League play, last week, as Lyle-Wishram pulled off a 3-2 upset win over Klickitat on the Vandals' home floor. The magnitude of the upset might have been lost on some of the crowd, as it marked the first time Lyle-Wishram has defeated Klickitat in a league match for at least 33 years, by most estimates.

Klickitat won the first game 25-18, but a pattern emerged over the next three games with the Vandals winning the big hits at the net, but losing the battle of errors. Klickitat had a 10-1 edge on kill shots in the second game, with Tamaira Huffsmith hitting three and Nicole Oldfield and Mackenzie Tuthill s...



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