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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Klickwood spikers win Granger C Tournament, Cougars bounce back with win over Yakama Tribal

 

October 18, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Klickwood senior Madi Couch digs the ball while junior Kinley Troh looks on in the background during their Oct. 3 game against Lyle-Wishram.

The Klickwood (Klickitat and Glenwood) volleyball team has been on a roll lately.

Dating back to Oct. 3, the Vandals/Eagles have won three straight matches and also captured first place over the weekend at the Granger C Squad Tournament.

First, on Oct. 10 in Glenwood, the Eagles knocked off the Lyle-Wishram Cougars 3-0 in three very closely contested sets that favored the home team. The Eagles took the first three sets (25-20, 25-21, and 25-23) for the sweep, and then split the next two junior varsity sets 25-20 and 12-25 with the Cougars.

That was the second of three regular-season meetings between the teams, and this one was played a lot closer than the first meeting between the county rivals on Oct. 3 in Klickitat.

Against the Cougars on Oct. 10, Klickwood junior Kinley Troh converted 17 of 17 serves with three aces, while also finishing with seven assists and five kills. Senior Madi Couch also had a good night serving for the Eagles, going 12 for 12 at the line along with a pair of aces and two kills.

Freshman Nahaleigh Schuster paced the Eagles with a team-best eight assists and sophomore Brooklyn Emerson led the team with seven kills against the Cougs.

Klickwood followed up its win over Lyle-Wishram with another three-set sweep, this time against the Yakama Tribal Eagles. Klickwood won the first three (25-18, 25-19, and 25-18) and its junior varsity team came on and won the next to sets 25-9 and 25-19.

Against Yakama Tribal, Klickwood's great serving continued. The team combined for 19 service aces during the three varsity sets, along with 15 combined aces over the final two JV sets.

Troh had eight of those aces and went 14 of 14 serving. She also finished with five assists and three kills. Emerson had eight kills and two aces against the Eagles, Couch had three kills and three assists, and Schuster added seven assists and four aces in the winning effort.

After both regular season wins, Klickwood went down to the valley for the Granger Tournament and competed among the C Squad teams and didn't lose a set.

They went 8-0, winning two sets against College Place, Granger, College Place again, and Connell to win the tournament.

Klickwood played at Sunnyside Christian on Tuesday night, but results weren't available at press time. Saturday is the team's alumni game at 6 p.m. in Glenwood, and the team plays Goldendale's junior varsity team on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in Glenwood.

Cougars

Things didn't get easier for the Lyle-Wishram spikers after their game against Klickwood.

They fell in three sets to the tough Sunnyside Christian squad, but played better against the Knights as the game went on. They fell 9-25, 18-25, and 22-25 and lost 12-25 in the ensuing junior varsity set.

Morgan Bowman had four digs and two perfect passes, Alex Miller had three service points, six perfect passes, four kills, and a block while Tiffani Back had a team-high eight assists against the Knights. Mariah Houston added two kills and two assists and Amber Tompkins had two service points, four perfect passes, a team-high eight kills, and four blocks.

Lyle-Wishram fell in three sets (8-25, 19-25, and 14-25) Monday night to Sherman County.

Alex Miller: two aces, four digs, four perfect passes, two kills; Tiffani Back: three service points, eight assists; Lizzie Hawkins: two aces, two digs; Mariah Houston: two assists; Amber Tompkins: two digs, five perfect passes, seven kills, five blocks; Vanessa Ordaz: three service points, two digs, three perfect passes; Beca Kilber: two digs, three kills.

The Cougars bounced back from Monday's loss to Sherman with a four-set win (25-19, 25-18, 18-25, and 25-23) Tuesday evening against the Yakama Tribal Eagles. The Cougars also picked up a 25-10 win in the fifth, junior varsity set.

Lyle-Wishram fell to the Eagles earlier this season on Sept. 28 in four sets, but this time it was the Cougars who emerged with a four-set victory with some great serving on the road in Toppenish.

Jaryd Cline

Lyle-Wishram's Alex Miller serves the ball during the team's Oct. 3 contest against Klickwood in Klickitat. Miller had a team-best 13 kills against the Eagles on Tuesday.

The Cougars combined for 11 service aces as a team, with five coming from Lizzie Hawkins, four from Tompkins, and two from Ordaz.

Adrienne Spino also added five aces in the fifth JV set.

Here are the rest of the stats from Tuesday's win.

Bowman: four kills; Miller: nine aces, 12 service points, two perfect passes; Back: eight assists; Lizzie Hawkins: five service point; Houston: seven assists; Tompkins: five aces, seven service points, five digs, 12 perfect passes, seven kills, nine blocks; Ordaz: three aces, six service points, three perfect passes; Abby Hawkins: four service points, two perfect passes; Spino: two service points, three digs, two perfect passes.

Lyle-Wishram is back in action next Tuesday on the road at Sunnyside Christian. First serve in that game is set for 6 p.m.

 

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