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By Andrew Christiansen

Last year's potential to be realized in 2015 at Goldendale


Andrew Christiansen

BATTLING FOR NET TIME: Goldendale has a variety of players looking to shine at the net this year. There are five experienced sophomores on this year's team.

There will be a young, but experienced team taking the court when Goldendale gets their feet wet at the Ki-Be jamboree, Sept. 3. They will be without their big middle hitter, Kirsten Twohy who graduated, but the team was loaded with freshman and sophomore talent last year and it will be fun to see them work to get back into the SCAC playoff picture.

Andrew Christiansen

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION: Goldendale Coach Jodi Bellamy, will look to Ocean Bryan, at left, to fill the middle hitter spot for this year's Timberwolves.

It was apparent last year that better days were ahead for Goldendale's girls. The team was loaded with young talent and they struggled at times against more seasoned teams in the SCAC. Now their time has come.

Expect to see junior, Ocean Bryan moving into the middle hitter role with Abby Mains and Allison Gilliam vying for roles as outside hitters. Talia Johnson, Maddie Bartz, Hanna Hoffman and Kathryn Hiebert are also capable front line players. Solid in the back court will be Zara Kartes, and Maddie Cameron, who will likely be a libero. Setter will be Sierra Plum, who Coach Jodi Bellamy says has grown and become much better after a summer of volleyball.

"We are stressing for them to play hard and not accept losing," says Bellamy. "We have definitely gotten better."

The team will play a regular, non-league match at Ki-Be on Sept. 8. The first home match is against River View on Sept. 10.


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