NE 1A VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Riggles leads Riverside past Colville, Freeman sweeps Deer Park and Medical Lake downs Newport

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Freeman remained undefeated in NE 1A volleyball action, while Deer Park fell to 3-2 on the year as the middle of the pack for the league standings begins to swell. Riverside further confused matters by taking down Colville in four sets. Currently, all of the NE 1A squads are separated by a game or so in the standings except for undefeated Freeman and winless Newport.

Riverside swept their season series against Colville on Wednesday night, downing Colville 18-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-13, 25-17. The Lady Rams also defeated the Stevens County team in the season opener for both squads on March 6.

Colville junior McKenna Reggear had eight kills, five blocks and eight digs, while her teammate Ashne’a Anderson notched 21 assists and three aces in the four set battle against Riverside.

The Lady Rams were led by Sam Riggles’ nine kills and eight blocks, while Quinn Riggles had nine digs. Riverside improved to 2-3 on the year, while Colville fell to 2-3.

Freeman improved to 5-0 on the season Wednesday, notching a 25-22, 25-16, 25-14 sweep of Deer Park. The Lady Scotties were led by Ashley Boswell’s 10 kills and seven digs.

The loss dropped Deer Park to 3-2 on  the year despite eight kills and two aces from Paige Thomson, along with 12 assists from Allison Feist.

Medical Lake picked up its second win of the season with a 25-21, 25-10, 25-17 victory over NE 1A foe Newport on Wednesday. Amblessed Okemgbo led the Lady Cards with 14 kills and three blocks.

It is Medical Lake’s first win since a March 9 match against Riverside, which they won in four sets. Newport fell to 0-5 on the year.

Sophie Salinas-Sanders added seven aces for Medical Lake, while Newport was led by McKinley Leslie’s six kills, four assists and two aces.