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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Bryan and Walla Walla reach NWAC volleyball quarterfinals before being eliminated

 

November 22, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Former Goldendale standout spiker Ocean Bryan slams a kill during a 2016 contest in Goldendale. Bryan and the Walla Walla Community College Warriors reached the quarterfinals of the NWAC championships, falling to Bellevue on Saturday.

Former Goldendale volleyball standout Ocean Bryan Walla Walla Community College Warriors were knocked out of the Northwest Athletic Conference Championships after falling in two sets to Bellevue in a losers out match in Saturday in Tacoma.

The Warriors reached the quarterfinals of the NWAC Championships, but fell in four sets to Chemeketa and fell into the loser's bracket of the double elimination tournament, where they fell in two sets to Bellevue.

Walla Walla opened the championships on Nov. 16 with a quick first-round win over Edmonds (25-18, 25-13, and 25-18) with a game-high 13 kills from Bryan, a freshman.

Bryan then recorded nine kills and four digs on Nov. 17 as the Warriors won in four sets (25-23, 25-9, 21-25, and 25-17) against Pierce that sent them into the quarterfinals against Chemeketa.

Against Chemeketa, Bryan tied for the game-high with 15 kills and also added eight digs in the four-set (25-20, 25-27, 23-25, and 16-25) loss.

Against Bellevue in the last match of the season, Bryan recorded a team-best six kills along with three digs in the two sets.

Bryan played in 34 matches this year, finishing with 212 total kills and a mark of 2.59 kills per set, which led the Warriors.

 

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