PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles routs Olympic in volleyball league opener; other prep reports
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The Roughriders dominated the first two sets, and won 25-14, 25-10, 25-21.
“The girls created a lot of energy on and off the court,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said of Tuesday's match.
“This was our first league match, so it was nice to start off with a win.”
Kendra Harvey had 20 digs, three aces and served 13 points for the Riders.
Brittany Norberg added seven kills, two aces and served 10 points; Maddy Hinrichs had six kills, 14 digs, one ace and served 11/12 with six points; and Holli Williams had 15 assists, two digs and served 6/7.
Bailee Jones contributed four kills, one block and served 4/5, and Sarah Steinman added four kills and four digs with 6/7 serving.
“The girls served very tough tonight and played great defense,” Halberg said.
“They also decreased [their] unforced errors even more from last match and controlled the ball more consistently.”
Port Angeles (1-0, 3-3) plays at Port Townsend (1-0, 2-4) tonight.
Quilcene 3, Crescent 0
QUILCENE — It their final tuneup before league play, the Rangers earned a three-set win over the Loggers 25-20, 25-15, 25-19.
“Crescent was the strongest team we have played this year, and it was a good pre-league experience for us,” Quilcene coach Joni Crowell said.
“We are really starting to come together as a team.”
With the win, the Rangers remain undefeated on the season (5-0).
Quilcene has been boosted by the return this week of Megan Weller, who has been out with injury.
“Her strong serving and passing helped at key points in the games,” Crowell said.
Weller was 8/9 serving in the match with four aces, four kills and three digs.
“[Our] serve-receive, anchored by Katie Bailey, allowed us to stay in system and use all of our hitting options,” Crowell said.
“Allie Jones set great tonight and really let her hitters have a lot of opportunities, including slides to Kiani Clissold.
“Sammy Rae was strong at the net and put down many kills from overpasses.”
Clissold was 19 for 20 serving with eight aces and seven kills, and Rae served 9/10 with four aces, 13 kills and one block.
Bailey was 12 for 13 serving with four aces and three kills; freshman Bailey Kieffer was 7/9 serving with an ace and two kills; and Jones was 11/12 serving with a pair of aces and 25 assists.
Quilcene opens league play today against Puget Sound Adventist Academy.
Port Townsend 3, Bremerton 0
BREMERTON — The Redskins opened Olympic League play with a three-set sweep of the Knights 25-10, 25-21, 25-22.
For Port Townsend Megan Juran had three kills and nine digs; Megan Lee finished with 12 digs; Trisha Reeves had three kills and four aces; Rio Golden contributed four kills; and Addi Richert added three kills.
Amy Hemsley finished with nine assists and four digs; Avery Selisch had three kills and four digs; and Baili Shaw had five digs
“Makaila Deen also contributed well on the court tonight,” Redskins coach Nettie Hawkins said.
Port Townsend (1-0, 2-4) hosts Port Angeles (1-0, 3-3) tonight.
Forks 3, Neah Bay 1
NEAH BAY — The Spartans moved to 3-3 on the season with a nonleague win over the Red Devils.
Courtnie Paul had five kills and 100 percent serving for Forks, Erin Weekes added six kills and 100 percent serving; Mercedes Flores had six kills; and Miranda Friesz contributed 15 assists and four kills.
Forks plays at Rochester tonight.
Olympic 2, Port Angeles 1
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders fell just short to the Trojans in an important Olympic League match on a wet and muddy Civic Field on Tuesday evening.
Port Angeles dug themselves an early hole when a defensive miscommunication led to Olympic's first goal just 90 seconds into the game.
The Trojans' lead, however, was short-lived, as the Riders slowly turned the run of play into their favor and equalized in the 13th minute.
Khaya Elliott, moved into a starting role, used hard work and speed to win a ball deep in Olympic's defensive end and hit an excellent shot past the goalkeeper for her first goal of the season.
The rest of the half see-sawed back and forth and ended 1-1.
Olympic moved ahead 2-1 in the second half with a 20-yard left-footed goal.
The Riders had other chances, the best being Elliott's tough angle shot that just missed wide right.
The Trojans then held on for the victory, despite a flurry of Port Angeles corner kicks.
Riders Scott Moseley named Elliott the team's offensive player of the game for her goal and general work rate; Kate Haworth as transition player of the game, and Cami Raber and Callie Peet as defensive players of the game.
The loss drops the Riders to 2-6. They play at Port Townsend (0-8) tonight.
Bremerton 4, Port Townsend 1
BREMERTON — The shorthanded Redskins managed to hold the physical Knights to long-range shots for most of the match.
The highlight of the game for Port Townsend was a solo goal by Jewel Johnson, who picked up the ball in the Redskins' half of the field and then outran the Bremerton defense before finishing with a left-footed shot.
It was Port Townsend's third goal of the season.
“[Our team] celebrated as if it was the winner, and rightly so,” Port Townsend coach Colin Foden said.
Foden also lauded the efforts of McKenzie Ginther, Becca Stewart and Brenna Latchford.
The Redskins (0-8) host Port Angeles (2-6) tonight at Memorial Field.
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