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Nighthawks knock off Knights

Sunnyside Christian girls move to consolation round after 3-0 loss

Freshman Krista den Hoed digs deep against Oakesdale in tonight's state 1B volleyball quarterfinals in the SunDome in Yakima.

Photo by Roger Harnack.
Freshman Krista den Hoed digs deep against Oakesdale in tonight's state 1B volleyball quarterfinals in the SunDome in Yakima.

— The Oakesdale Nighthawks shocked Sunnyside Christian, sweeping the knights 3-0 in the state 1B girls volleyball quarterfinals tonight.

Oakesdale took the games 25-17, 25-23, 25-17.

"It was a tough loss," head coach Stephanie Dalrymple said. "We knew we had to work hard, but we had moments of taking it too easy.

"With a team like that, you can't relax."

Nighthawks coach McKinzie Turner left the court without commenting after her team swept the Knights.

The Knights headed home to Sunnyside tonight to get a good night's rest.

"We need to forget about what's happened tonight," Dalrymple said. "We'll have to work hard tomorrow to bring home a trophy."

With the loss, the best the Knights can finish would be fifth-place. But first they're going to have to get past Providence Classical Christian from Kirkland.

The Highlanders lost to Christian Faith, 3-0, in state quarterfinal action tonight, too.

The Highlanders reached the quarterfinals by defeating Thorp-Easton, 3-1, in their state tournament opener.

In the Sunnyside Christian opener, the Knights spiked Neah Bay, 3-0.

In other state 1B quarterfinals tonight:

  • Mount Vernon Christian topped Pateros, 3-1.
  • Pomeroy defeated Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 3-0.

Mount Vernon Christian and Pomeroy face each other in the semifinals at 1 p.m. tomorrow. In the other semifinal, Oakesdale takes on the Christian Faith Eagles of Federal Way at the same time on an adjacent court in the SunDome.

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