(Volleyball matches from Tuesday, Oct. 16, that did not get into the Oct. 21 newspaper)
COULEE DAM – The Lake Roosevelt High School volleyball team scuttled Manson, 3-0, in a league match Oct. 16.
The Raiders, on a three-game winning streak, won 25-22, 25-14 and 25-18.
The victory avenged a five-set loss (25-19, 22-25, 26-28, 25-17 and 15-10) to the Lady Trojans on Sept. 27.
“The girls are on a roll,” Lake Roosevelt coach Nate Piturachsatit said. “They are playing very confident and they are definitely working as a team.”
The coach said the Raiders are communicating well on the court, putting in solid practices and using an improved serve receive to win matches.
“It doesn’t take us long to side out and regain the serve,” Piturachsatit said.
In the last match against Manson, Lake Roosevelt had problems with the Lady Trojan’s serve.
“This time they had difficulty handling ours,” the coach said. “We had multiple servers rack up points this game.”
Sam Turner, in her first start for the Raiders, scored 24 points off the serve.
“Tanecia Stanczak owned the net at middle hitter,” the coach said. “She had several blocks and some great kills.”
Lake Roosevelt (7-6, 4-2 league) is at Liberty (5-7, 3-3) in a battle that could decide second place in the Central 2B League.
The Raiders won the last match in five sets.
“I’m not putting anything past Liberty Bell,” Piturachsatit said. “Our last game against them was the most exciting of the season. So I’m excepting tough competition from them.”
Liberty Bell beat Manson in four sets Oct. 18.
“They have a renewed confidence in themselves and some momentum they are carrying into this game,” Piturachsatit said.
WINTHROP – Bridgeport survived a tough match at Liberty Bell, 3-0, in a Central Washington 2B League on Oct. 16.
The Fillies improved to 5-0 in league, 9-1 overall by winning 25-13, 25-20 and 25-22.
“Tough serving was again the theme of the night,” Bridgeport coach Calvin Stark. “Raquel Asencio continued her strong serve receive and defense. Courtney Austin made several saves of balls off blocks and out of the net to keep rallies going.”
Bridgeport (10-1, 5-0), which leads the Central Washington 2B League, is at Pateros (12-1, 3-0 league), state ranked No. 2 for 1B teams, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Bridgeport stats: Bethany Swezey 7 aces, 5 kills; Alex Martinez 5 aces; Yvonne Kilgour 5 aces; Silvia Lopez 15 assists, 2 kills.
OMAK – The Pioneers shutout Tonasket, 3-0, in a Caribou Trail League volleyball match Oct. 16.
Omak won 25-13, 25-15 and 25-21.
“We came out and played strong from the very beginning, which is something we’ve really been focusing on,” Omak coach Brittney Richter said. “Our serving was more consistent. We also passed the ball well, which allowed us to run a quicker offense.”
In other CTL matches Tuesday, Chelan blanked Quincy, 3-0, and Cascade took out Cashmere, 3-0.
Okanogan (3-8, 3-8 league) is at Omak (3-8, 3-8) on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The winner will get a boost in attempting to finish fifth in the CTL and receive a post-season berth to league playoffs.
Brewster (9-3, 9-3) is at Tonasket (2-11, 0-11) on Tuesday.
Omak stats: Lindsey Hughes 6 kills, 12 aces, 4 digs; Kellie Foth 4 kills, 2 aces, 3 digs; Bailie Meese 5 kills, 5 blocks; Taylor Coffell 4 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs; Dianne Hilderbrand 3 kills, 2 digs; Mitzi Lopez 2 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces; Indra Renteria 15 assists, 2 aces; Haley Columbia 9 assists.
Tonasket stats: Carrisa Frazier 10/10 serving; Cassie Spears 8/8 serving; Ahlia Young 1 kill; Amber Monroe 2 kills; Devan Utt 2 kills; Sadie Long 2 kills.
OROVILLE – Waterville slipped past Oroville, 3-1, in a non-league volleyball match Oct. 16.
No stats or set scores were received.
Manson (4-5, 2-4 league) is at Oroville (0-14, 0-6) on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
MANSON – Pateros kept a solid hold on its No. 2 state ranking and lead in the southern division of the North Central Washington League by blanking Manson, 3-0, on Oct. 15.
Pateros improved to 2-0 league, 11-1 overall by winning 25-15, 25-12 and 25-22.
“We hadn’t seen Manson in over a month and they’ve had some success since we met last, so we wanted to see how different they were and give them a taste of how we’ve grown,” Pateros coach Gene Dowers said.
“They did a better job of showing their stuff. They sucked us into playing at their pace and we slogged through some excruciatingly bland volleyball through the first set.”
Pateros picked up steam in the second set (Jessi Dowers had a run of 4 straight serves) only to face a stubborn Manson team in the third set.
“Manson found some spark at the start of the third set,” Dowers said of his team trailing until tying the match at 13-all.
Kim Vazquez put down six kills out of nine swings off sets of Jessi Dowers. Katarina Wilson, Erin Hook and Chloe Gill each had 2 serving aces down the stretch.
“Their leading-by-doing really turned the tide of that set,” Dowers said.
In a battle between the region’s best small-school volleyball teams, Bridgeport (10-1, 5-0), which leads the Central Washington 2B League, is at Pateros (12-1, 3-0 league), state ranked No. 2 for 1B teams, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
“The girls are planning a Breast Cancer Awareness event,” Dowers said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how much we both have changed since the Bridgeport Tournament.”
Pateros stats: Kim Vazquez 11 kills, 10/12 serving, 3 aces, 4 passes, 11 digs, 2 blocks; Erin Hook 2 kills, 11/15 serving, 3 aces, 6 passes, 13 digs, 1 block; Jessi Dowers 5 kills, 12/12 serving, 6 aces, 10 assists, 2 passes, 11 digs; Chloe Gill 3 kills, 11/13 serving, 3 aces, 8 passes, 9 digs, 1 assist; Katarina Wilson 1 kill, 11/12 serving, 3 aces, 7 assists, 11 passes, 7 digs; Grace Williams 2/2 serving, 4 passes, 5 digs, 1 block; EmmaLee Luft 1 kill, 5/6 serves, 4 passes, 9 digs.