Trout Lake/Glenwood outlasted visiting Bickleton in four sets last Friday to win its first Greater Columbia B League match of the season.
The Mustangs and the Pirates split the first two sets, with each winning 25-21. The next two sets were also close, but TLG came out on top 25-23, 25-21.
Standouts for the Mustangs included Allison Skahan, Dave'y Lumley and Audrey Hill.
Skahan racked up seven kills with a 12-of-14 hitting performance, while Lumley added three kills and served two aces during a 15-for-18 night at the service line.
Hill went 5 for 5 from the line with an ace and "contributed 15 great passes from the back row, including two digs," Mustangs Coach Angie Cox noted.
Overall, said Cox, TLG "struggled with our consistency, but we were able to mentally work through each game."
At La Center 3, Columbia High 1:
The Bruins won the opening set of the Sept. 18 Trico Division match, 25-15, but lost the second, 25-23, before falling 25-12, 25-14 in sets three and four.
"We came out and played great volleyball in the first game. It was the best I've seen us play," said Bruins Coach Kevin Liddiard. "But we let down a bit in the second game and lost a close one. That was the difference in the match."
The Wildcats' victory in the second set stole the momentum from the Bruins, who "probably would've come out with a win had we gone up 2-0," Liddiard noted.
At Riverside Christian 3, Klickitat 0:
The Vandals dropped the Sept. 18 non-league match in straight sets, 25-12, 25-16, 25-15.
Vandals Coach Jaecee Ramsay said a key to the Crusaders' victory was Klickitat's inconsistency in receiving serve.
Statistical leaders for Klickitat were Kali Fargher with seven assists, Samantha Brewer with three kills and Zoe Lindner with two kills.
Sunnyside Christian 3, Klickitat 0:
The Vandals suffered their second shutout of the week last Friday, losing in Greater Columbia B League play.
The Knights held off the Vandals to win in three competitive sets, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22.
"They were all close games and we played very well for a young team," Vandals Coach Jaecee Ramsay said.
For Klickitat, Samantha Brewer notched nine kills and Kali Fargher had seven assists.
South Wasco County Tournament:
Klickitat won just one of four matches during last Saturday's tournament in Maupin, Ore., but still placed sixth out of eight teams.
"We played very well together," Vandals Coach Jaecee Ramsay noted. "The girls are all improving, working hard and learning together."
Highlights for Klickitat included Kali Fargher's 34 assists, Samantha Brewer's 27 kills and Tia Spino's 13 kills.