EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont volleyball team picked up its first win of the season at home over the Sunnyside Grizzlies on Tuesday in what coach Molly Nelson called a total team effort.
“Today we saw girls who were in it all the way to the very end,” Nelson said. “They were truly looking for the win, not just to play better. That really shows in the stats. The success was spread out across the whole team.”
Rachel Simpson had four kills and four aces, Tangelo Pascacio also had four kills as well as seven aces and Serena Riley had four kills, seven aces and three blocks. Jessica Prewitt led the team with 19 assists to go with her four aces.
“We had a ton. I think the girls took their time at the service line and really served confidently,” Nelson said, estimating that her team had around 20 service aces.
“It’s very encouraging,” Nelson said about the win. “Our girls stayed positive the whole time. They stayed on the attack versus just defending themselves. That’s something we’ve really been focusing on, ending the point early on the attack from our side.”
Eastmont will face some stiff competition Tuesday and Wednesday when it plays Eisenhower and Wenatchee in back-to-back nights. The team is asking fans to donate diapers, which will be donated to the Grace House of East Wenatchee, for its Digging For Diapers drive.
Wenatchee 3, Davis 0
The Panthers had big performances from hitters Kianna Black and Rachel Leiber, who tied for a team-high 14 kills at home against the Pirates. They went on to win 25-16, 25-12, 25-18.
Black also tied the school record with nine aces and Leiber led the team with 14 digs. Senior setter Morghan Funk led the team with 21 assists.
Cascade 3, Quincy 0
The Kodiaks blew out the Jackrabbits 25-12, 25-9, 25-13.
Brenna Barton had six kills and three blocks, Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley led the team with 18 kills and Johnna Rieke had 34 assists.
“We tried to focus on our stats and keep our errors at a minimum tonight and try to control the things we can control, and the girls did a good job,” Cascade coach Marni McMahon said. “I had four hitters that all swung really well that had above seven kills each.”
Chelan 3, Cashmere 0
The Goats had seven missed serves in the first set alone against Cashmere, but it didn’t matter. They picked up another lopsided league win against the Bulldogs to stay unbeaten in the fall. They won 25-16, 25-8, 25-9.
Johanna Fuller led the team with 36 assists, and Abby Phelps had a team-high 17 kills.
Wenatchee 2, Davis 0
Emily Rader broke the Wenatchee record for most goals in a single season with two goals. Rader has eight goals despite playing only nine games.
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Panthers.
“Early game down in Yakima, maybe we were a little sluggish coming off the bus,” Wenatchee coach John Springer said. “We were definitely a little flat.”
But the team came back in the second half with two scores, and the defense held all game while Jackie Bollinger recorded her third shutout of the season.
“I thought Katie Michkiosky did a really good job to do so to create an attack,” Springer said. “But it was a bit nerve-racking to go that long without getting our first goal.”
Eastmont 3, Sunnyside 1
The Wildcats earned their second win of the season after submitting one of their most complete offensive performances of the season, according to coach Erin Kavanaugh.
“Our offense did a really good job,” she said. “Our outside-mids were making really nice runs, which were giving us opportunities we hadn’t had. Our girls were feeling good and they went down there and took care of business.”
Olivia Janney had a pair of goals, Rebecca Tarbert recorded two assists and freshman Shania Nickles scored as well.
“(Nickles and Kalea Bokma don’t) play like freshmen,” Kavanaugh said. “Sometimes (freshmen are) a little timid, trying to get the pace of varsity. … (Nickles and Bokma are) starting and contributing and you notice when they’re not on the field.”
Cashmere 15, Chelan 0
The Bulldogs scored eight goals on 10 shots in the first half and cruised to another Caribou Trail League win.
Cashmere was able to give extensive minutes to its backups, but still got plenty of offense from its star contributors. Tessa McCormick and Lauren Johnson had four goals each and Tianna Helm finished the contest with three.
Girls swimming and diving
Wenatchee 147, Davis 24; Wenatchee 134, Eisenhower 48; Wenatchee 130, Sunnyside 41
The Panthers had plenty of first-place finishes and put together another dominant meet performance.
Moses Lake 93, Eastmont 92
Despite having an athlete win nine out of the 11 events, the Wildcats lost to Chiefs.
Adrian Marquis had two first-place individual finishes and was on the two relay teams that won. Bettye Eifert was also on those teams and won both the 50-freestyle and the 500-free. Kelly Hartman won the 200 free and the 100 butterfly on top of contributing to the relay race victories.