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By Jaryd Cline

Cougars hold off Vandals in 5 sets


The Lyle-Wishram spikers fell behind early, came back, and faced a 2-1 set deficit on Oct. 4 against Klickitat-Glenwood.

The Cougars responded by winning the next two sets, completing the five set come-from-behind victory (23-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-22, 16-14) and beating the Vandals for the third time this season.

“They (Klickitat-Glenwood) always play us close,” Cougars head coach Jane Demme wrote in an email to The Sentinel. “We are well matched skill-wise and the girls all know one another so it’s always competitive.”

Lyle-Wishram combined for 17 service aces, with six coming from Amber Tompkins. Tompkins also added a team-best 18 kills and 12 blocks.

Iris Gatti contributed a team-high 24 assists to go along with five digs and four aces, and Katelynn Oldfield finished with five kills and two aces.

Kenzie Tuthill led the Vandals with 18 kills and eight aces, and tied for the team lead of 12 assists with Kinley Troh. Troh also contributed four aces.

The Cougars topped the Vandals in two sets during the White Swan Tournament on Sept. 24, and won in four sets over the Vandals on Sept. 20.

The teams met again Tuesday at Lyle, but results were unavailable at press time. The rivals match up for one more game, finishing the season on Oct. 27 in Klickitat.

Vandals win in 5

Tied at two sets apiece with Yakama Tribal, the Klickitat-Glenwood Vandals spikers held on in the fifth and decisive set on Friday against the Eagles to bounce back after their five-set loss earlier in the week to the Cougars.

Madi Couch was superb from the serving line with a 96-percent serving rate as the Vandals topped the Eagles (27-29, 25-16, 25-22, 24-26, 15-12) for the third straight time. Klickitat Glenwood beat the Eagles in two sets at the White Swan Tournament on Sept. 24 and swept them again on Sept. 27.

Bailee Green also was dominant from the back line, serving at a 95-percent rate while also adding nine kills on Friday. Tuthill led the team with 10 kills, 11 assists and seven blocks and Troh contributed six assists and three aces.


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