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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Spikers drop two with two games left in conference slate


October 17, 2018

John Longfellow

Senior Tori Tallman bumps the ball during the first set against Granger on Oct. 8 in Goldendale.

With just two games left in the SCAC West conference slate, the Timberwolves are on the outside looking in as the district tournament nears.

After falling in both league matches last week at home to Granger on Oct. 8 and on the road at Zillah three days later, the Wolves now sit in fifth place of the seven-team West with just two contests remaining.

Sitting at 4-6 in SCAC West play, the Wolves have two games left, Thursday's senior night matchup against Highland, followed by a road contest with the Naches Rangers next Tuesday, to try and climb into the top four and advance to districts.

Before Thursday's game with the Scotties, the team will honor seniors Tori Tallman and Crysta Warren as they play in their last games in front of the home crowd. The night starts with the junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game continuing after.

Next Tuesday, the spikers will be on the road to close out the regular season in Naches, a team the Wolves knocked off in five sets when they met in Goldendale back on Sept. 27. It will be a crucial game that could jolt the Wolves into playoff contention if they are able to escape with a win.

Last Monday against the Spartans in Goldendale, who sit at second in the league with just one loss to a conference foe, the visitors jumped way out ahead in the first set and cruised for the three-set sweep. They took the first 25-10 and held off the Wolves 25-19 and 25-23 in the last two.

Against the Leopards on Thursday, the Wolves started strong and knocked off the home team 25-16 in the first, but Zillah took the last three sets (27-25, 25-20, 25-15) to hang on for the win.

In that game against the Leopards, sophomore Taylor Rising led Goldendale with 11 kills and added 12 digs and three blocks. Freshman Kennedy Berry recorded a team-best 19 digs and added two aces after a 12 of 13 serving effort.

Sophomore Olivia Erland handed out 72 assists, connected on all eight serves, and had nine digs. Freshman Sara Hiebert chipped in seven blocks and five kills while junior Alyssa Weis finished with 13 digs, nine kills and converted 15 of 16 serves.


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