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Volleyball teams kill it in three sets

Kayla Van Wieringen of the Knights spikes the ball as teammates Alyssa Martin and Emily Broersma watch the shot.

Photo by Jennie McGhan.
Kayla Van Wieringen of the Knights spikes the ball as teammates Alyssa Martin and Emily Broersma watch the shot.

Sunnyside Christian, Granger and Prosser all defeated their opponents in three volleyball sets last night.

The Knights defeated Yakama Tribal 25-5, 25-15, 25-13; the Spartans defeated Goldendale 25-18, 26-24, 25-17; and Prosser defeated Othello 25-20, 25-17, 25-18.

Sunnyside lost in three sets and Grandview lost in four.

Yakama Tribal 0, Sunnyside Christian 3

Leading the Knights with 11 assists, 10-12 serving, an ace and 8 digs was Destiny Fonseca. Madison Bosma was 14-14 serving with 2 aces, 5 kills and 3 digs; Sailor Liefke was 12-12 from the service line with 4 aces and 6 kills; Alyssa Martin was 7-8 serving with 3 aces, 4 kills, 9 digs and 10 assists; Emily Banks had 6 aces, 9 kills and 2 blocks; Krista den Hoed was 12-13 with 3 aces, 6 kills and 8 digs; and Madi Candanoza delivered 6 perfect passes and 5 digs.

Goldendale 0, Granger 3

The Spartans were led by the Roettger sisters — Kaitlyn and Naya.

Kaitlyn Roettger was 14-14 from the service line with 12 digs and 10 perfect passes, and her older sister Naya Roettger was 7-7 serving with 29 assists and 10 digs.

Nizhoni Tallman had 18 digs and 24 perfect passes; Sophie Blodgett had 7 kills, 10 digs and 14 perfect passes; Lily Stewart had 19 kills; Emma Stewart was 8-8 serving with 6 kills and 2 blocks; Christina Ruiz had 6 digs and 7 perfect passes; Gali Birrueta had 6 kills and Delilah Schneider had 4 kills.

Prosser 3, Othello 0

The Mustangs came out ahead of the Huskies with 11 kills and 10 digs by Kylie Colson, Ashley Ripplinger’s 9 kills and 5 blocks, Leah Blakeny’s 3 kills and 7 blocks, 3 kills and 13 digs from Jenna Schnellbach, 12 digs provided by Brandi Groeneveld, Haley Meirndorf’s 5 blocks and 1 kill, 4 aces served by Anahi Milanez, and Kayla Lind’s 20 assists and 14 digs.

Sunnyside 0, Eastmont 3

Although the Grizzlies suffered an 18-25, 16-25, 10-25 loss, there were bright spots.

“The girls came out right away, playing with a ton of heart and energy,” assistant coach Jill Spini said.

Kiana Hellner-Gomez had 3 blocks, 2 kills, 8 digs and 2 aces; Miriam Galvan had 6 blocks and 2 aces; Naila Rodriguez had 15 digs; Mercedes Zavala had 3 kills and Jessica Appleby had 2 kills.

Grandview 1, Ephrata 3

The Greyhounds were led by Bailey Duis’ 25 kills and 8 blocks in the 23-25-25-22, 23-25, 23-25 battle against the Tigers.

Teammate Cassidy Eucker had 21 digs and 2 aces; and Alexandra Garcia provided 28 assists.

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