CHIMACUM — Chimacum swept rival Port Townsend in an Olympic League 1A Division volleyball match 25-14, 25-16, 25-13.
Cowboys coach James Shingleton said Mechelle Nisbet led the Cowboys Tuesday in the first set with 11 service points. Sophomore Renee Woods had seven service points in the second set. Senior Shanya Nisbet led the team with 11 kills and 17 digs.
Shingleton said senior setter Taylor Carthum had an outstanding night with 23 assists.
The Cowboys (2-3, 5-6) host Klahowya tonight for Senior night.
Port Townsend (0-5, 2-8) hosts 2A foe Kingston tonight.
Kingston 3, Port Angeles 2
KINGSTON — The Roughriders took the Buccaneers to five sets in a close match the entire way, finally falling in a 202-point marathon 19-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 11-15.
Despite the loss, Port Angeles actually outscored Kingston 103-99.
“It was a great game. We played well when we created energy on the court. We worked through some big obstacles tonight and even though we lost, I saw some great things happen,” said coach Christine Halberg.
“We started off game five strong but just didn’t execute in the end. Those five-set matches are always the fun ones,” she said.
Kiana Robideau led the team with 12 kills and five digs, while Aeverie Politika had six kills. Natalie Steinman had five kills and 15 digs and Alyssa Sweet added four kills and eight digs. Setter Callie Hall had 27 assists, while Brennan Gray had 18 digs and Lauren Waldron added two blocks.
Port Angeles (4-3, 5-4) next hosts Bremerton tonight.
Port Angeles, 2 Kingston 0
KINGSTON — The Roughriders evened their record at 5-5, beating Kingston 2-0 on the road.
Port Angeles (3-4, 5-5) sits one game out of the playoff picture, and are looking for a strong final five games to move into postseason position, according to coach Scott Moseley.
“We are approaching every game as a playoff game. We’ve been playing well but came up short in some games and have some ground to make up, ” Moseley said.
The game was typical of the Riders’ season, Moseley said, with a lot of of midfield play but few shots on goal by either team. Port Angeles finished with six shots and five on goal while Kingston managed four shots, with three on target.
After a scoreless first half, Emily Boyd took a pass from Sierra Robinson in front of goal in the 58th minute and calmly finished to the Kingston keeper’s side.
Boyd earned her second goal of the match when central defender Shanzi Cosgrove lofted a long ball over the Kingston defense. Boyd read the ball perfectly and finished cleanly again.
“I was just remembering all the fundamentals, and that it’s more about placement than power,” Boyd said.
Cosgrove gave credit to the team play throughout the game.
“I thought we worked really hard as a team on both offense and defense. We were creative with our passing and the assist happened because we read the game and how they were playing,” she said.
Moseley also praised the play of Rider goalie Madelyn Wenzl.
“Mads made some nice saves, held on to some difficult crosses and made all the right decisions,” he said.
“It was amazing to get another shutout, with also having the defensive line having a good game,” said Wenzl.
The Riders host Bremerton tonight at Civic Field.
Sequim 2, Coupeville 0
SEQUIM — In a clash of Wolves, the Sequim side came out on top in a nonleague game betwen the 1A and 2A teams.
“It was a good mid-season test as the [Sequim] Wolves were able to work on several aspects of their game,” said coach Derek Vander Velde.
The first half ended 0-0 but Sequim came out the second half and attacked the goal with fluidity and more fight, said Vander Velde. Senior Abby Hanstead and freshman Hope Glasser scored goals for Sequim. Sequim had seven shots on goal.
Vander Velde thought Choie Sparks, Cristina Williams and Adare McMinn all stood out for his team.
Third-place Sequim (5-2, 8-3) hosts fourth-place North Mason (4-4, 4-5-2) today.
Boys Tennis Kingston 5, Port Angeles 2
KINGSTON — The Roughriders fell to the Buccaneers in a road match.
“Hayden Woods and Tyler Nickerson both played some great tennis to win their matches,” said coach Gilbert Stockton.
“The guys have all come together as a team and it was great to hear them encouraging each other as the matches were played. We set a goal this year for each to improve 100 percent from where we started and most of the players have achieved or far surpassed that goal,” Stockton said.
He said the team ball went to Hayden Woods for his excellent match.
Port Angeles is scheduled to visit North Mason today.
Kingston 5, Port Angeles 2
No. 1: Ian Schmid (K) def. Kenny Soule (PA) 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2: Hayden Woods (PA) def. Ramon Corejo (K) 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3: Tyler Nickerson (PA) def. Kanoa Saffrey (K) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1: B Spener/A. Shaw (K) def. Jadon Siebel/Kyler Tourbin (PA) 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2: L. Young/E. Sax (K) def. Hunter Doughtery/Daniel Basden (PA) 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3: C. Frede/D. Clark (K) def. M. Whitman/Evan Cobb (PA) 6-0, 6-2.
No. 4: C. Fuentes/E. Grioffin (K) def. Lucas Jarnigan/Alex Duchard (PA) 6-0, 6-1.
Compiled from team reports.