Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles libero Lily Halberg, right, bumps the ball as teammates, from left, Kennedy Bruch and McKenzie Musalek look on during the first set of Thursday night’s match against Kingston.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles libero Lily Halberg, right, bumps the ball as teammates, from left, Kennedy Bruch and McKenzie Musalek look on during the first set of Thursday night’s match against Kingston.

PREP ROUNDUP: PA spikers win second-straight 5-set match; PA, Sequim swimmers win

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles earned its second-straight five-set Olympic League volleyball victory with a 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 13-25, 15-10 triumph against Kingston.

The win vaulted the Roughriders (5-3, 6-3) past the Buccaneers into third place in the league standings and earned a bit of revenge for a 3-0 Kingston sweep back in September.

Senior McKenzie Musalek had six aces for Port Angeles while junior Ava Brenkman added seven kills and 10 blocks.

Sophomore Zoey Smithson was perfect at the service line going 17 for 17 and added six blocks and 12 kills.

Sophomore Kennedy Bruch tallied 12 kills and Junior Jaida Wood posted three kills and six blocks.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Zoe Smithson sets up the return from Kingston as teammate McKenzie Musalek looks on during Thursday’s match at Port Angeles High School.

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Zoe Smithson sets up the return from Kingston as teammate McKenzie Musalek looks on during Thursday’s match at Port Angeles High School.

Junior Setter Camille Stensgard doled out 27 assists and served 21 of 22 with three aces. Freshman libero Lily Halberg had 20 digs for Port Angeles.

Quilcene 3, Pope John Paul II 2

QUILCENE — The Rangers were pushed to the brink but won a back-and-forth affair with the Eagles on Thursday 25-19, 15-25, 18-25, 25-15, 15-12.

“Pope John Paul put a lot of offensive pressure on [us] from their senior Molly Zepeda,” Quilcene coach Joni Crowell said.

“[We] had several players in new positions and it took a few games for them to find their rhythm. Strong serving in the last two games put [us] in position for the win, especially the 10 serves in a row Marissa Kieffer fired over the net in the fifth game.”

Crowell said eighth-grade setter Stormie Elkins posted 25 assists. She also served 8 for 8 with an ace, four kills and three digs.

“Our play at the net reflects the hitting focus our team has had over the past weeks,” Crowell said. “Strong kills from Maddie Coffey, Natalie Coffey and Bridget Hitt raised team spirits and kept the momentum of the game up. Defensively, Shelby Love continued to have strong serve receives, with Savannah McBride and Aleina Mitchell making some key digs in game-changing rallies.”

Senior Maddie Coffey had 12 kills, 11 digs and served 16 of 16 with three aces.

Junior Marissa Kieffer had six aces on 21 of 24 serving, with two kills and nine digs.

Aleina Mitchell added eight digs

Sophomore Bridget Hitt added six kills, three digs, two assists and served 12 of 16 with an ace at middle blocker.

On the right side, Natalie Coffey was 14 of 18 on serve with six aces, seven kills and eight digs.

Shelby Love was 13 for 16 with four aces, one kill and 25 digs at libero.

Freshman Savannah McBride added a kill, five digs and two assists.

Quilcene (5-1, 6-1) is a win behind Crosspoint (6-1, 6-3) for first place in the SeaTac League and hosts Seattle Lutheran on Thursday.

Girls swimming Sequim 105, Klahowya 63

SEQUIM — The Sequim girls swim team put up a strong performance in a 105-63 win over Klahowya in the Wolves last home meet of the season Thursday at the Sequim YMCA.

Sequim started off strong taking second place in the 20-yard medley relay team of Francesca Bargis, Sydney Swanson, Lauren Sundin and Natalie George earning a district qualifying time in 2 minutes, 10.68 seconds.

The Wolves then swept the top three finishes in the 200 freestyle with Francesca Bargis first (2:26.92), Eislynn Flood in second (2:28.84), and Claire Cronin taking third (2:36.79).

And Sequim swept the podium in the 100 breaststroke as Swanson won in 1:21.26 with Melanie Byrne second (1:31.87) and Riley Hough (1:36.87).

Mia Coffman won the 200 individual medley with a district time of 2:28.31 and the 500 free with a state qualifying time of 5:38.65.

Sequim coach Sarah Thorsen said Sundin had two great individual swims — taking first in the 50 free (28.91) and third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:18.45.

Natalie George took 2nd overall in the 100 backstroke (1:21.03).

Sequim (4-2) swam in the Swimvitational Meet at Olympic late Saturday.

Teams are allowed to bring eight swimmers and the Wolves team consisted of Swanson, Morgan Cairou, Flood, Coffman, George, Sundin, Petra Bernsten and Bargis.

Port Angeles 102, Bremerton 58

BREMERTON — The Port Angeles girls won their fifth-straight swim meet with six wins at Bremerton in a 102-58 victory.

The Riders had four individual winners. Freshman Lydia Wallace got on the podium with a win in the 100 freestyle. Wallace had a time of 1 minute, 6.46 seconds to finish first. Wallace also got a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:23.01.

Emilee Reid won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:17.86, while Kiara Schmitt won the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:07.38. Schmitt also finished second in the 50 freestyle sprint in 27.96.

Mackenzie DuBois won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:18.00.

In the relay events, Port Angeles won the 200 medley relay. The team of Brianna Tiemersma, Rachel Cooper, Felicia Che and Schmitt won with a time of 2:09.45.

The Riders also won the 200 freestyle relay. The team of DuBois, Kenzie Johnson, Emma Murray and Che won with a time of 1:48.54.

The Roughriders (5-1 in league) have only lost to defending state champion North Kitsap this season. The Riders next swim in a nonleague meet at 3A Bainbridge on Tuesday.

Cross country Forks girls at Evergreen 1A

TENINO — Forks’ Madelyn Archibald won the Evergreen 1A League cross-country meet with a winning time of nearly a minute over second place.

Archibald won the girls’ race with a time of 21 minutes, 47.42 seconds, 55 seconds faster than Macie German of Hoquiam.

Finishing third was Forks’ Karen Ensastegui with a time of 22:52.20.

Archibald and Ensastegui were the only Spartans girls running, so there was no team score.

It was Archibald’s third victory of the season.

Forks boys and girls ran Saturday at the Bill Kehoe South Sound Invitational.

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