1B VOLLEYBALL: Springdale’s Wellhausen notched 22 kills, Gines 37 assists in win over Inchelium

The Springdale Volleyball Team finished with a 7-4 record in a crowded NE 1B league and only graduates one senior from the team. (File photo)

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)

Springdale ended its NE 1B volleyball season with a bang, downing Inchelium 25-15, 25-13, 25-8 to conclude their season with a 7-4 record. In the matchup sophomore Audrey Wellhausen notched 22 kills while fellow sophomore setter Macey Gines dished out 37 assists.

At the service line, Tia Cates notched five aces, while Kylee Howder and Wellhausen each had eight digs.

Springdale won two out of their last three matchups to end the season, to finish with a .636 winning percentage on the year, which is better than six other teams in the NE 1B league.

Springdale’s Audrey Wellhausen notched 22 kills against Inchelium. (File photo)

“I feel that we had a very successful season in a very unusual time,” Springdale Coach Matt Gines said. “It was very nice to get back into the gym and playing volleyball brought a little sense of normalcy.”

Springdale had only one senior on the squad, Faith Goforth (who we will post a feature online here shortly), so this fall could be a particularly impressive one for the Lady Chargers.

“We had a young team that lacked a lot of playing experience but grew more than any team in a single season than I have coached in a while,” Gines said. “The girls worked hard and continued to improve their individual skills throughout the season and we are looking forward to starting a real season this next fall”

Another good sign for the Chargers was the middle school camp they started at the end of their high school season. The four-week camp has 36 girls in attendance, meaning the future is bright for Springdale volleyball.

Springdale Sophomore setter Macey Gines dished out 37 assists against Inchelium. (File photo)