WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee volleyball team capped off its final home match with a dominant 3-0 win over Sunnyside on Thursday.
The Panthers won 25-8, 25-7, 25-20.
“It was a good strong win,” coach LeAnne Branam said. “We played pretty even-keel all night. Nothing super great, but nothing that played short.”
Seniors Kiana Black and Rachel Leiber led the team with 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Ali Marboe had seven kills, Black led the team with four blocks and senior Morghan Funk led with 13 assists.
“It was a pretty quick match,” Branam said. “They really played together. It was really neat to watch the girls play together on their home court, it was a good way to end the season (at home).”
Eisenhower 3, Eastmont 0
Eastmont couldn’t start what would have been their first win streak of the season against Ike as the Cadets won in straight sets — 25-10, 25-8, 25-16.
“They play all year round, not a lot of us do. When they came to East Wenatchee, we only scored 31 points against them, and tonight we only scored 34, we were hoping with our momentum that we would see different results, but it didn’t happen,” Eastmont head coach Molly Nelson said. “On a positive note, our girls made adjustments, and they tried. We just couldn’t get it together.”
Kylie Johnson paced the Wildcats with five kills. Jessica Prewitt had six assists.
Eastmont finishes its regular season on Tuesday at Sunnyside.
Chelan 3, Okanogan 0
The Goats put together a dominant performance against their Caribou Trail League foe, winning 25-15, 25-7, 25-4.
Abby Phelps led the team with 17 kills, was 19-for-19 serving, had nine aces and two blocks. Karle Pittsinger led the team with four blocks and was 25-for-25 serving with five aces. Jenny Sunberg had eight kills and Johanna Fuller had 30 assists and three blocks.
Wenatchee 7, Sunnyside 2
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead and rode a breakout game from sophomore Rachel Linderman in the lopsided victory.
Linderman put Wenatchee ahead early with a goal two minutes into regulation.
Emily Rader built on that lead with a score off an assist from Linderman with four minutes gone. Katy Michkiosky put the team ahead 3-0 at halftime off an assist from Hayley Springer.
Baylee Fontaine and Rader scored in the second half to make it a 6-0 affair and Ali Sealby scored the final goal for Wenatchee.
Linderman finished the evening with one goal and three assists and Rader led the team with three scores.
“I don’t know the last time Wenatchee scored seven goals in a game, but our goal going in was to score five,” coach John Springer said. “We had a lot of games where we expected to score more goals, but we didn’t do it, so that was the emphasis this week — to finish and put it in the back of the net.”