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By Andrew Christiansen

Lady Wolves bounce back with sweep of Highland after first league loss to La Salle


La Salle handed Goldendale their first volleyball loss of the season on Tuesday of last week. By Thursday they shook it off and upped their season record to 3-1 with a sweep of Highland.

The numbers told the story well. At La Salle, Goldendale suffered its poorest serving performance of the year with 10 errors and just five aces. The Lightning offense was also hard to handle in the match with Vanessa Herrera logging more assists at 25 than the entire team total for Goldendale, leading to the 25-16, 25-19, 25-17 win. Lightning hitters had the Lady Timberwolves scrambling with Zara Kartes coming up with 14 digs and Ocean Bryant digging 13 smash hits from the floor. Goldendale’s Kirstin Twohy had nine kills and Bryant and Hanna Hoffman each had six kills.

Thursday’s match was a complete reversal. Goldendale served up 21 aces against the Scotties with Twohy, Sierra Lamping and Sierra Plum serving five each and Maddie Cameron serving four aces while going a perfect 12-12 from the line. The 93 percent serving was best on the year for Goldendale who made just five errors in the three games.

Plum fed the attack with 11 assists and Lamping had seven. Twohy had 11 kills for the match. Instead of digging 47 balls as they did against La Salle, the Wolves had an easier time against Highland with just 16 digs, a season low.

Goldendale hosted Granger on Tuesday and will travel to Cle Elum on Saturday with an early game time of 5 p.m. The following Tuesday is a key match against Naches Valley in Goldendale.


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