SPORTS: Quilcene volleyball team qualifies for playoffs; other prep reports

QUILCENE — The Quilcene volleyball team qualified for the playoffs by winning two Sea-Tac League matches this past week.

In recent action, the Rangers won two of four matches, beating Eastside Prep 3-2 and Muckleshoot 3-0 in league competition while losing 3-0 to Port Angeles C in a nonleague battle and 3-1 to Mount Rainier Lutheran in a league match Friday.

Quilcene beat Eastside by the scores of 25-13, 13-25, 18-25, 29-25, 15-13 and defeated Muckleshoot 25-8, 25-18, 25-14.

Port Angeles C took advantage of serving and passing mistakes to beat the Rangers 25-20, 25-16, 25-16 while Mount Rainier defeated Quilcene 25-23, 25-16, 16-25, 25-22.

The team voted freshman Sophia Kuntzen the MVP of the match against Eastside as she served 5-of-8 with five kills, two blocks, two hustling digs and an ace.

Senior Amy Kaiser, meanwhile, went 17-of-17 from the service line with eight aces, 10 assists, three digs, a block and a kill while senior Sarah Bacchus was 17-of-25 from the line with 11 aces, three kills and two digs.

The Rangers dominated Muckleshoot on Thursday.

“The chemistry on this team is amazing,” coach Julie Canterbury said. “They put their hearts into the game . . . and I’m so proud of their hard work and efforts.”

The Rangers have their final regular-season home match Tuesday night against Puget Sound Adventist Academy.

North Kitsap 3, Port Townsend 0

POULSBO — The Vikings kept the Redskins winless for the year in Olympic League action Thursday.

It was the final match for Port Townsend, which finished the season 0-8 in league and 0-13 overall. North Kitsap won 25-11, 25-14, 25-0.

Ellie Forbes led the Redskins with 13 digs while Christine Unrue had five assists and three digs and Britta Janssen earned nine digs with a kill and an ace.

“I had a great group of girls this year and I’m so excited to have them back next year,” coach Nettie Witheridge said.

Girls Soccer Napavine 10, Forks 0

FORKS — Napavine led 5-0 at halftime in the SWL-Evergreen Division game and never looked back Saturday.

Kaylea Kraft was the midfield player of the game for the Spartans while Jessica Kenney and Alvina Carter were the defensive players.

The Spartans (0-11, 0-13) next travel to Montesano on Monday for a makeup game and then travel to Hoquiam on Tuesday.

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