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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

No post season for Lady Wolves

 

Andrew Christiansen

SERVE RECEIVE: Sierra Lamping passes to the setter for Goldendale during action at Naches Valley.

A 3-0 loss at Naches Valley sealed Goldendale's volleyball fate, last week. It will be the first time since 1994 that a Lady Timberwolf team won't be part of the District playoffs.

It was a long shot for the Wolves to make the playoffs after losing six of their first nine matches. The Rangers were not an easy target to make the final push, as they haven't lost all season. Goldendale needed to improve on serve and receive if they were to launch an attack. The first part was excellent with five players going error-free from the serve line, led by Sierra Lamping's 11-11 and Zara Kartes' 10-10. Receiving serves was more of an adventure with 23 errors off 61 serves directed at the Wolves. Maddie Cameron was best for the Wolves with only three errors on 11 serves. It translated into only 35 kill attempts and just 15 points off kills. Kirstin Twohy and Ocean Bryan led the team with just four kills each. The result was a 25-13, 25-17, 24-13 sweep and a quick end to any post season aspirations for Goldendale.

There were still two matches left for the Lady Timberwolves to play for pride in front of their home crowd. The first of those two matches was against Cle Elum-Roslyn on Saturday and the Wolves didn't disappoint. Another good night of serving with Lamping going 30 for 30 set the pace for a 3-1 win over the Warriors. Lamping served 11 straight points as the Wolves pulled away in the final game. The scores were 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17.

Serve-receive was much better with just 16 errors on 69 attempts. Twohy led the attack with 14 kills and three blocks for points while Bryan had eight kills and Lewis logged seven.

Tuesday night was the final match against La Salle. Coach Jodi Bellamy told her team to look at the final games as their post season. Maybe a new streak will begin for the team that dominate the SCAC west, not so long ago.

 

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