OMAK – Omak pounded Okanogan into submission, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-14, in a Caribou Trail League match Oct. 1.
“I’m proud of the way the girls worked together,” Omak coach Brittney Richter said. “They played smart and kept the intensity up. We had some good passes, which allowed us to run our offense and we had a number of girls who were hitting the ball really well.”
In the first game, there were numerous lead changes until being tied at 18-all. Omak moved in front 24-18, only to see Okanogan rally to 24-22.
Omak pulled away from an 18-all tie in the second game.
“I thought Omak’s experience was the difference,” Okanogan coach Michelle Daling said. “Our girls are so much better than we were even a week ago, but right now we still make too many mistakes to beat a veteran group like Omak has.
“Our ability to overcome adversity is really improving. There were lots of times when Omak would go on a run and go up 3 or 4 and we would fight back and not give in. I’m not sure we would have done that a couple weeks ago.”
Daling praised the court leadership of Keeley Morris, the digging of Amanda Erks, serving of Alexis Madden and hitting of Vanessa VanderWeide.
In other CTL matches Tuesday, Cascade won 3-0 over Quincy and Chelan won 3-0 over Cashmere.
Omak (4-2 overall, 4-2 league) is at Chelan (4-0, 4-0) and Quincy (2-3, 2-4) is at Okanogan (2-4, 2-4) on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Omak stats: Lindsey Hughes, 11 kills, 3 aces; Baelie Meese 8 kills, 3 blocks; Taylor Coffell 9 kills, 2 blocks; Kellie Foth 4 kills, 8-8 serving, 1 ace; Diane Hilderbrand 16 assists, 3 kills, 5 aces; Mariah Kruse 14 assists, 9-9 serving; Danielle Berntsen 9-9 serving, 3 kills; Mitzi Lopez 3 kills, 6 assists.
Okanogan stats: Amanda Erks 6 digs; Alexis Madden 10-10 serving; Vanessa VanderWeide 9 kills.
TONASKET – Brewster remains in a tie for third place in the Caribou Trail League after topping Tonasket 25-21, 25-6 and 25-13 on Oct. 1.
“Tonasket played very consistent during the first set, as the score reflects,” Brewster coach Marcy Boesel said. “It took us quite a bit longer than I would have liked to find our consistency, but we eventually did and finished the match much stronger than we started it.”
“We started out strong challenging Brewster” in the first set, said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “We couldn’t keep the momentum.”
Gliddon praised the back row work of libero Cassie Spear.
Tonasket (0-6 overall, 0-4 league) is at Cashmere (0-6, 0-6) and Cascade (5-0, 5-0) is at Brewster (4-2, 4-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Brewster stats: Brette Boesel 23/24 serving, 4 aces, 12 assists, 7 kills; Bethany Anderson 15/15 serving, 3 aces; Jocelyn Reyes 9/10 serving, 3 aces, 11 digs; Markie Miller 10 kills; Margie Brammer 12/14 serving, 7 aces, 7 assists, 5 kills; Kendall Leaver 4/5 attacks, 2 kills; Vanessa Terrones 3/4 serving; Sally Romo 3 digs; Whitney Baker 4/4 attacks.
Tonasket stats: Cassie Spear 5/6 serving, 1 ace; Carrisa Frazier 14/15 serving, 2 aces; Savannah Clinedinst 6/6 serving, 1 ace, 3 kills; Jenny Bello 1 ace, 1 kill; Rachael Sawyer 1 ace, 1 kill.
TWISP – Liberty Bell held off a feisty Oroville squad, 3-1, on Oct. 1.
The Mountain Lions, without head coach Tim Boonstra, won 25-15, 22-25, 25-17 and 25-17.
“The highlight of this match was seeing Brittany Jewett and Rachelle Nutt at the net,” Oroville coach Carrie Rise said.
“I am happy to get the win,” said Boonstra, who is tending to his ill father.
In other Central Washington League play Tuesday, Riverside Christian blanked Entiat, 3-0.
Liberty Bell (5-2 overall, 2-1 league) is at Manson (1-2, 2-4) and Oroville (3-3, 1-1) is at Bridgeport (5-2, 3-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Oroville stats: Jewett 13-13 serving, 25 attacks, 8 digs; Rachelle Nutt 23 attacks, 8 kills, 4 blocks, 9 digs; Andrea Perez 8 digs.
COULEE DAM – Bridgeport remains unbeaten in the Central Washington League after blanking Lake Roosevelt, 3-0, on Oct. 1.
Set scores and statistics were not available.
Oroville (3-3 overall, 1-1 league) is at Bridgeport (5-2, 3-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Lake Roosevelt (2-4, 2-4) is at Liberty Bell (5-2, 2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 10.