NASELLE - The Naselle Comets continued their unbeaten league record with a 3-0 win over the Wishkah Valley Loggerettes in a Pacific League volleyball match played Monday, Oct. 24, in Naselle's Lyle Patterson Gym. The Comets league record climbed to 9-0, 11-2 overall, and set up this Wednesday's (Oct. 26) match at South Bend where a Comets win would give them the outright league championship.
The Comets win over the Loggers was earned by game scores of 25-12, 25-17, and 25-12.
Naselle coach Debbie Denny said, "It was senior night and it was nice to start all four of them in game two - Katherine Herrold, Brittanie Vaughn, Brittany Pellervo, and Chelsea Johnson.
"I wasn't sure how we would do. Jamie Bighill, our starting setter, is out with a sprained ankle. It is a wait and see if she will be a go for Wednesday. Jenny Klinger, who also is recovering from last week's injury, started as the setter; Chelsea Johnson came in and served for Jenny and also did a lot of the setting. Both girls did a good job.
"The Comets again had many leaders: The Herrold sisters - Katherine and Sylvia - had another good hitting night as they combined for 24 kills. Brittanie Vaughn - served 8 aces total. Kellyn Pakenen played a good net game and Ashley Ahlstrom continues to do well in her new ROH position. Ashley has played every position on the court this year. Cheryl Steppe also contributed to tonight's success with her good serving and net play," Denny concluded.
"We are in first place in league and if we were to lose Wednesday, there would be a three way tie for first between South Bend, Valley, and Naselle," Denny said of Wednesday's crucial match.
The South Bend match will be Naselle's last league match and district starts Saturday in Winlock.