NASELLE - The Naselle Comets took care of the Ilwaco Fishermen 3-0 in non-league volleyball action in a match played in Naselle's Lyle Patterson Gym Monday, Sept. 19. The Comets win came on game scores of 25-7, 25-20, and 25-22. The Comets are now 2-2 for the young season.

Naselle wasted little time in putting it to the Fishermen in the first game as the Herrold sisters, senior Katherine and sophomore Sylvia, who combined for 24 kills in the match, led the way. Jamie Bighill racked up 14 assists in the match. Sylvia recorded three early serving aces and Katherine added two more aces late in the first game as the Comets rolled to their easy 18 point win. Coach Debbie Denny said, "Sylvia served for 11 points, three of them ace serves. The team was focused and played a great game."

The Fishermen regrouped and made a match of it in the next two games, but the Comets again prevailed, by five points in the second game. Bighill and Kellyn Pakenen had the hot serving hands in game two. Denny explained, "We pulled ahead 17-9, and 21-17, even though we didn't receive serve very well."

With the match on the line, Ilwaco took a lead of 21-17 late in the third game before the Comets rallied. Brittanie Vaughn serving helped to keep the Comets close. Sylvia Herrold's net play was a big part of the Comets late rally to take game three by a three-point margin.

Denny described the match game in this manner: "We went ahead 12-8, 15-12, but missed three serves in the first round of serving which helped to keep the other team in the game. With some good serving from Ilwaco we fell behind 16-19, 16-21. Brittanie's serving and with Sylvia and Katherine in the front row - we picked up points at 17-22 and finished them off at 25-22. The victory gave the Comets the match win 3-0.

Individual statistics:

Sylvia Herrold: 3 aces, 16 kills, 3 assists, 2 digs

Katherine Herrold: 3 aces, 8 kills 1 dig

Kellyn Pakenen: 1 ace 4 kills 1 assist

Brittanie Vaughn: 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 dig

Jamie Bighill: 6 aces 17 assists 2 digs

Jenny Klinger: 1 kill 6 assists 1 dig

Ashley Ahlstrom: 1 kill

Comets dominate Hyaks in league vball openerNASELLE - The Naselle Comets opened their Pacific League volleyball season with a convincing 3-0 win over the North Beach Hyaks in a home match played in Lyle Patterson Gym Thursday, Sept., 22. The Comets won in three games, 25-10, 25-19, and 25-17. Naselle is now 3-2 for the season, 1-0 in league.

Coach Debbie Denny said, "We dominated in all three games with lots of assists and lots of hits. It was a great serving night for the team which was nice to see because it is one of our goals."

Game 1 - Jenny Klinger served for eight points, with the front row attack of Kellyn Pakenen and Katherine Herrold and great setting by Jamie Bighill, the Comets rolled to a 15 point win.

Game 2 - Katherine Herrold served for 11 points which included three aces, along with great front row hitting of Brittanie Vaughn and Kellyn Pakenen. The Comets won game two by six points.

Game 3 - Sylvia Herrold served points six through 11, by serving all aces. Several nonstarters contributed to the last game win including Cheryl Steppe, Brittanie Pellervo, Ashley Ahlstrom, and Chelsea Johnson. The Comets eight point win gave them the match by a score of 3-0.

Individual statistics:

Katherine Herrold: 5 aces, 7 kills, 1 block

Kellyn Pakenen: 6 aces 6 kills 3 blocks

Jenny Klinger: 3 aces 5 assists

Brittanie Vaughn: 4 aces 3 kills 1 assists

Sylvia Herrold: 6 aces 10 kills 4 assists 2 blocks

Jamie Bighill: 42 assists

Chelsea Johnson: 5 assists

Ashley Ahlstrom: 1 assist

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