VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk powers past Northport, while Springdale, Kettle and Hunters suffer losses
(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Chargers fall in four…
The Springdale Chargers fell to the visiting Reardan Indians on Tuesday in an important 2B matchup but it was a close battle all the way as Reardan withstood an opening set loss to take the next three and snag a win over the Chargers in four sets 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 26-24.
Springdale (5-3, 3-1) didn’t make it easy for the Indians (2-11, 2-8), pushing two of the four sets into extra point situations before falling.
Andrea Wellhausen pushed the Chargers offense with 20 kills, while Richelle Swearngin served up five aces. Mattea Gines set the defensive tone in the loss with 39 digs on the night. Springdale gets back on the court when they host Tekoa-Rosalia Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Odessa takes down Hunters
Hunters made its way over to Odessa for a match with the league leading Tigers, but found themselves struggling to keep pace in a straight set loss 6-25, 2-25, 9-25.
The Lions (1-5, 1-5) had a hard time keeping up with the high-powered Tigers (12-3, 6-0) but fought to the end. Megan Erspamer lead the way for Hunters with a pair of kills in the loss.
The Lions will host Curlew Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. in their next match.
Selkirk knocks off Northport
Selkirk hosted the Northport Mustangs in a high-powered 1B Northeast match Tuesday evening, coming away with a straight set win 25-20, 25-9, 25-19.
It was the first home match on the season for Selkirk, and they didn’t disappoint the home crowd, easily dispatching the Mustangs (6-5, 5-4) after a tough first set between the two. Bree Dawson hammered down 20 kills for the Rangers (6-1, 6-1) and Nicol Lyons had two blocks along with 26 assists in the win.
Kylie Corcoran and Brianna Young paced the Mustangs in the loss, with Corcoran having three kills and Young getting six digs. Selkirk gets back to it again at home when they host Inchelium Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Northport will next take on Valley Christian in a home match Oct. 19 at 12 p.m.
Kettle Falls drops one to Wildcats
Kettle Falls fought valiantly but couldn’t come through with a win in the end, falling to the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats in three 24-26, 21-25, 11-25.
It was a tough night for the hosting Bulldogs (2-8, 2-6), just barely losing the first set before things fell completely apart in the third. Kettle Falls got great play from Katheryn Lawrence, with nine kills and three blocks, and Jocelyn Glover, who had 16 assists and two aces.
The Bulldogs will host Davenport in their next match Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.