At Klickitat 3, Trout Lake/Glenwood 0:
The Vandals were first to 25 in all three sets of their Oct. 2 GCB matchup with the Mustangs.
Klickitat's victory came by scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-16.
"The girls played really well together; I was really proud of them," said Vandals Coach Jaecee Ramsay. "Great serving, passing, setting and hitting."
Tia Spino led Klickitat at the service line with a top-spin serve that TLG found hard to return. "Tia had several aces every time she served," Ramsay noted.
In the passing game, Kali Fargher recorded 13 assists. Among her beneficiaries were Zoe Lindner, who had a team-high nine kills, and Samantha Brewer with six kills.
Riverside Christian 3, at Trout Lake/Glenwood 0:
The Mustangs played with energy and showed improvement in two key areas during their Sept. 28 loss to the unbeaten Crusaders.
In the end, Riverside won the match, 25-10, 25-14, 25-8. But Mustangs Coach Angie Cox wasn't discouraged.
"TLG showed sparks of great play throughout the match, even leading the second game several times," she said. "The girls have made great strides in improving their passing and I felt our serve receive was the best we've played all year."
Against the Crusaders, however, the Mustangs lacked consistency in all phases of their game.
"Against a well-developed team like Riverside, we simply did not string our points together," Cox noted. "We set the ball up a lot but were unable to execute the kills."
Highlights for TLG included the serving of Audrey Hill (7/7), Dave'y Lumley (7/8, ace) and Dana Kavanagh (5/5); and the attacking of Liz Vogt (10/13, 2 kills) and Allison Skahan (3 kills).
Trout Lake/Glenwood 3, at Lyle 0:
The Mustangs racked up 15 service aces and 17 kills in the Sept. 25 sweep of the Cougars.
Trout Lake/Glenwood pulled away in each set, winning by scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-12.
Mustangs Coach Angie Cox credited the team's success to improvement in the passing game.
"Our passing has improved greatly, especially on serve receive, and this allowed us to really set up the ball and get the kills," Cox noted.
TLG was accurate with 88 percent of its passes and on 77 percent of its attacks. Standouts in the passing game were Alura Gilliland and Dana Kavanagh.
Leading the way at the net were Liz Vogt, who was 7 for 8 on attacks with five kills; Dave'y Lumley, 6 for 7, four kills; and Allison Skahan, 6 for 6, two kills.
Serving also played a big part in the Mustangs' victory. The team controlled ball possession by putting 91 percent of its serves (61/67) in play.
Audrey Hill and Dana Kavanagh paced TLG with perfect serving marks. Hill went 15 for 15 with four aces, while Kavanagh was 12 for 12 with two aces. Skahan (6/6) and Jennifer Bryan (7/7) also hit on 100 percent of their serves.
At La Salle 3, Klickitat 0:
The Vandals struggled with their serve receive and passing in their Sept. 27 loss to the Lightning, which won by scores of 25-14, 25-21, 25-18.
At Stevenson 3, Kalama 0:
The Bulldogs maintained their slight lead in Trico standings with a hard-fought sweep of the Chinooks Sept. 27.
Stevenson won by scores of 25-12, 25-21, 25-22.
Amanda Stump paced the first-place Bulldogs' attack with six kills. Kelsey Penner added three kills and three blocks, and Bailey Nelson had three kills and a block, to go with a team-best 24-for-25 performance at the service line.