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Prep Volleyball Roundup

Klickitat, TLG will contend for state tournament berths

Klickitat, Trout Lake/Glenwood, Bickleton and Sunnyside Christian will get together Nov. 3 for a one-day volleyball tournament to decide who will represent the Yakima Valley District in the 2007 state 1B championships.

Klickitat will meet TLG, and Bickleton will face Sunnyside Christian in first-round matches of the double-elimination tournament at Goldendale High School.

At stake will be two berths in the Nov. 8-9 state tournament in the Yakima SunDome.

Klickitat 3, at Sunnyside Christian 2:

The Vandals closed out league play with a come-from-behind victory last Friday over the host Knights.

Klickitat lost the first two sets, 25-19 and 26-24, before reeling off 27-25, 25-23, 15-13 wins that earned it a split in the season series.

"The girls played awesome volleyball the last three games," said first-year Vandals Coach Jaecee Ramsay. "They worked so good together and all of them gave 110 percent effort. The girls deserved the win."

Zoe Lindner scored 15 kills and Samantha Brewer had 14 kills to lead Klickitat's attack, which was directed by setter Kali Fargher. Fargher finished with 16 assists.

"Sam, Zoe and Kali were really seeing the court well and putting the ball where SSC girls weren't," Ramsay noted.

Trout Lake/Glenwood 3, at Bickleton 1:

TLG ran off 25-14, 25-12, 26-24 wins last Friday after dropping the first set to the Pirates, 28-26.

"It was a very intense contest," said TLG Coach Angie Cox, whose team was missing three starters (one injured, two with illness) for the match.

However, their backups "really stepped up and show a lot of heart in this match," Cox noted.

After losing the first set, Cox said the team mentally regrouped and outplayed the Pirates with great passing, hitting and serving.

Dave'y Lumley paced TLG attackers with five kills. Dana Kavanagh led the team at the service line, putting 26-of-27 serves in play, with eight aces.

Overall, TLG recorded 16 kills on 64-of-81 attacks (79 percent) and 15 aces on 92 percent serving, and completed 85 percent of its passes.

At Lyle 3, Cascade Locks, Ore. 0:

The Cougars totaled 17 service aces and 12 kills in their non-league victory over the Pirates last Saturday.

"This was a great team win. Everyone worked together and played really well," said Cougars Coach Lori Smith.

Cassie Bliss served five aces and Britt Price tallied four aces for Lyle, which got four kills, two aces and a block from Lexi Becker and four kills and three aces from Karlee Roth.

In other action:

Lyle lost to Klickitat on Oct. 16 in straight sets, 25-13, 25-9, 25-17. Standouts for Lyle included Lexi Becker (3 kills, 2 blocks), Tasha Gidley (6 aces, 3 digs) and Karlee Roth (4 aces, 2 kills). Klickitat was led by Samantha Brewer (8 kills), Zoe Lindner (6 kills) and Kali Fargher (9 assists).

Two days later the Cougars fell to GCB 2B Division opponent La Salle, 25-12, 25-15, 25-15. Highlights for Lyle included Cassie Bliss's seven serving aces.

Last Saturday, the Vandals took part in the Ranger Invitational Tournament in Dufur, Ore., and placed seventh out of 10 teams.

Highlights for Klickitat included 21 team aces, Brewer's 21 kills, Lindner's 18 kills and Fargher's 27 assists.

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