NASELLE - The Comets started their 2003 Pacific B League campaign out with a bang, trouncing Taholah three games to none in a volleyball match at Naselle Thursday.
Coach Debbie Denny said, "Taholah had some good hitters. We started out a bit flat for some reason and couldn't get much going our first game."
The Comets eked out a 25-22 win in game one. "We were pretty quiet and did not talk like we should have. Marijane Mobley missed the match due to illness and she's been a leader for us," Denny explained.
Naselle pounded the Chitwins 25-15 in the second game. "Kelly Revis and Annie Herrold blocked very well for us all night and Brittanie Vaughn established herself as our best hitter tonight," the coach praised. Their play and the stellar serving of Amanda Badger helped tip the scales in favor of the Comets in the match.
The final game was another nail-biter, with Naselle winning 25-23. "We need to improve our passing," Denny lamented. "Our hitters need to all have good nights at the same time. That would be nice. I think we may have played to the level of our competition tonight and we need to step it up a lot," she concluded.
Rebecca Johnson was the leading server as the junior varsity defeated the Chitwins 25-13, 25-17, and 25-15.
The varsity ran its record to 5-1 for the year and is now 1-0 in league play. The Comets visited Ilwaco Tuesday and will host Wishkah Thursday in another Pacific B League contest.
Taholah 22 15 23
Naselle 25 25 25