YAKIMA — The Wenatchee volleyball team played its first match in a week Tuesday and just its fourth of the season.
Apparently, the Panthers didn’t feel like dragging it out further than they had to.
Wenatchee (3-1) had no problem with the Pirates, dispatching them in straight sets, 25-10, 25-8, 25-15.
“We have had a slow two weeks,” said coach LeAnne McGahuey. “But we have four games coming up in a five-day period, so it will be nice to get back to playing quite a bit.”
Wenatchee — which was playing without starting setter Kristina Tribley, who was sick — featured five players with at least four kills, led by Rachel Leiber’s nine.
Manson 3, Oroville 0
Davia Walter had seven kills and five blocks, and Manson improved its record to 3-1.
Eastmont 3, Sunnyside 0
Eastmont responded positively to changes for its match against Sunnyside, coach Tim Davison said.
“We tended to play much quicker in the back court than in the past,” Davison said.
Wildcats middle hitters Cassidy Brewer and Hannah Norval had 10 kills apiece.
Cascade 3, Quincy 0
Cascade’s serving was strong, coach Marni McMahon said, although the Kodiaks tallied an uncharacteristically high amount of hitting errors.
“It shows we got lax. We settled down,” McMahon said. “We were not playing at our level. Regardless of who we’re playing, we need to play at that level. We can’t afford those mistakes.”
Chelan 3, Cashmere 0
The third-place Goats defeated the fourth-place Bulldogs in Cashmere.
“The biggest factor was our serving,” Chelan coach Donene Hendricks said. “But we had good passing to help set up our offense.”
From Chelan, Morgan Hawkins went 23-for-24 serving with seven aces. Courtney Dietrich went 5-for-6 serving and had 15 kills. Abby Phelps added 21 assists.
Eastmont 6, Sunnyside 1
The Wildcats (3-0 Big Nine) scored three times in the first nine minutes on their way to the win under the lights in Sunnyside.
“We’ve always been a second half team, so we wanted intensity right off the bat,” Eastmont coach Erin Kavanaugh said.
Karlee Goehner scored twice to lead the Wildcats.
Davis 2, Wenatchee 0
Wenatchee (0-7) is still looking for its first goal of the season after being blanked by Davis, which received two first-half goals from Maddy Noe.
“We had our best chances to score in the second half,” said Panthers coach Katie Fox. “I don’t know what the magic trick is yet. We all want to score; it’s just a matter of doing it.”
Cashmere 4, Chelan 0
Cashmere moved to Cascade’s field in Levenworth for its home win against Chelan. The Bulldogs outshot the Goats 18-1.
“We did take advantage of their inexperience,” Cashmere coach Dennis Tronson said. “Our forwards were more patient with the ball, and that kept a lot of pressure on the back line and goalkeeper throughout the match.”