Columbia High volleyball reached the turn in the 2018 1A Trico League schedule when it hosted King’s Way in Miller Gym last Thursday.
The Bruins put up a good fight in their rematch with the Trico co-leaders but effort alone wasn’t enough to get them over the hump to an all-important W.
King’s Way, in the final issue, had too much firepower on offense and covered up the holes in their defense too well for CHS to mount a successful counterattack.
Final set scores were 25-13, 25-12, 25-19.
Kendall Clark paced the Bruins in kills and blocks, while Paris Happel posted a perfect mark from the service line.
“Paris was a huge part in keeping the girls together with her positive attitude and all-around play on the net,” Bruins Coach Jenny Hallead said. “She slowed down several of the Knights’ hits with touches on her blocks and did a great job keeping most of her attacks in play.”
At Columbia 3, Steven-son 0: The Bruins picked up their second Trico win on Oct. 9 with a shutout of the Bulldogs in Miller Gym.
Set scores in the competitive match were 25-21, 25-20, 25-15.
Rosalyn Slater had a team-high six kills and played well on serve to receive, Hal-lead noted.
Angelie Sampson furnish-ed five kills and led CHS in service aces.
Carolyn LaBerge directed the attack and finished with 14 assists.
Paris Happel tallied five blocks and put 100% of her serves in play.
Hallead also cited Slater, LaBerge, and Mya Aman for their standout efforts on defense.
Coming up: The Bruins went to La Center on Tues-day for their rematch with the third-place Wildcats. A result was unavailable.
Tonight, the Bruins play a Homecoming week match versus Trico co-leader Castle Rock, in Miller Gym.
Start time for the junior varsity match is 5:30 p.m. The varsity match will follow at 7.