LEAVENWORTH — The Cascade volleyball team beat Chelan Tuesday for the first time since 2008.
The Kodiaks’ 3-0 win keeps them undefeated after their second league match.
“We served well. We had clean hits and few errors,” Kodiaks coach Marni McMahon said.
McMahon said matches against Chelan are great for her team.
“They make us better,” she said of their competitive rival. “And hopefully we make them better.”
Chelan did a great job of blocking, but Cascade was able to transition and cover the ball well, McMahon said.
Courtney Dietrich of Chelan had seven digs and 10 kills, and Abby Phelps contributed 13 assists and seven kills.
McMahon was proud of her team keeping the ball high for scoring.
“We did a good job setting and hitting,” she said.
Cascade’s Arielle Turner racked 17 kills and a pair of aces, and teammate Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley ad seven kills and six aces.
“We came off the jamboree and we beat them (Chelan) there,” McMahon said. “It was a good game to build some confidence. This shows what we are capable of this year.”
Eisenhower 3, Wenatchee 1
Eisenhower rebounded after dropping the first set to win the next three by close margins and beat visiting Wenatchee for the first time since 2009.
“They had a lot of momentum,” said Panthers coach Leanne McGahuey. “We gave it to them, and had a hard time earning it back. We didn’t come out totally prepared. We just didn’t get off the bus ready to do the things we needed to do to beat a skilled team like that.”
Rachel Leiber had 13 kills for Wenatchee, and Kristina Tribley had 30 assists.
“We have a versatile team in that we can set the ball anywhere,” McGahuey said. “I’m confident that we have five strong hitters on the court. That’s going to be a big piece of why this can be a strong team.”
Moses Lake 3, Eastmont 1
Moses Lake beat Eastmont, but Wildcats coach Tim Davison said he saw much improvement.
“I saw more emotion, and the girls are playing with less fear,” Davison said.
Eastmont came from behind 14-7 to beat Moses Lake 25-21 in the first set, but then went on to lose the next three sets.
“We’re still having streaks that will cost us points,” Davison said.
The Wildcats kept the last two sets close, losing both 25-22.
Cashmere 3, Quincy 0
Cashmere pulled out close victories in the second and third sets to close out host Quincy.
Manson 3, Waterville 2
Manson won the fifth set 15-12 to pull out a victory over visiting Waterville. Lucero Angelo led the Trojans with six kills.
Bridgeport 3, Entiat 0
Bridgeport coach Calvin Stark said his team put consistent pressure on the Tigers’ defense, which turned Entiat’s aggressive mistakes into Bridgeport points.
“We served tough and consistent,” Stark said. “Three girls combined for 14 aces on serving.”
Moses Lake Christian Academy 3, Cascade Christian Academy 0
The Wolverines, playing without two starters, fell to perennial league title contender MLCA 25-5, 25-7, and 25-11.
Cashmere 7, Quincy 2
Cashmere beat the Jacks in Quincy for its second straight win to begin the season.
The Bulldogs worked the Jacks’ goal keeper, Jenna Arnull, by outshooting Quincy 20-5.
“She had 10 quality saves, though,” Cashmere coach Dennis Tronson said.
Tronson said sopohmore Tessa McCormick is getting into a better rhythm while recovering from a “pretty sever high ankle sprain” she suffered a few weeks before the season. She played 60 minutes and scored twice with one assist in the first half.