BELLEVUE — The Panthers volleyball squad capped off a two-match road trip with a 3-0 victory over Interlake on Saturday. They won 25-21, 25-19, 25-16.
The non-league wins should help Wenatchee as it prepares for the final stretch of the regular season.
“Its’s one of those things where we needed the momentum of these games to push us through the year,” coach LeAnne Branam said.
Branam saw a strong defensive performance from libero Abby McKay and said the setters and hitters have done a good job of linking up for big plays.
Kiana Black led the team with 13 kills and five blocks, Rachel Leiber had 11 kills and McKenzie Madland finished the contest with a team-high three service aces.
“It was just a really fun experience going over there and doing this doubleheader like we did,” Branam said.
Wenatchee (5-2 league) is still fighting for district seeding and currently sits in second in the Big Nine behind Eisenhower (7-0 league).
It returns to actions Tuesday with a home match against Moses Lake (4-3 league).
Wenatchee 3, Woodinville 2 (Friday)
Wenatchee won 25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 16-25, 15-10 to take a hard-fought five-set road victory.
Both Ali Brandt — of Wenatchee — and Eastmont’s Ali Pierce qualified for state on Friday at a diving meet at Moses Lake.
Brandt won the event at 324.85 and Pierce came in second with a score of 324.50. Wenatchee’s Randi Roberts came in fourth at 248.10 and Eastmont’s Kaila Sheppard finished sixth at 225.35.
“(Pierce) is a hard worker and really eager to learn,” Eastmont swimming coach Darcy Bruggman said.