ILWACO - The Lady Fishermen battled in game one, but then LaCenter heated up and rolled to a 3-0 Trico League volleyball victory there Thursday. "We came out on fire," Coach Marie Green said. It was exciting to watch and coach our girls. They were working together and moving really well. We stayed with LaCenter until the end of the first game."
The Lady Wildcats pulled away for a 25-18 win in the initial contest and then cruised to 25-9 and 25-10 victories in the final two games of the match. "In the last two games we couldn't get our passing together. In the second game Annie Baker served 17 straight points for them. It wasn't our finest hour, but we are still pushing and fighting," Green said.
For Ilwaco Grace McPhail dished out seven assists, had two digs, an ace and a kill. Sydney Ward added four digs, a pair of aces and a kill and Megan Clark had two kills and a block. Alexa Wirkkala contributed three kills, an ace and a dig and Kenzi Wirkkala had three kills and two digs. Amanda Bell produced a dig and an ace.
Marissa Moore had 10 kills and Baker and Alyssa Carnes six apiece for the Lady Wildcats. Carly Mairose dished out 23 assists for the home team.
The Lady Fishermen are now 1-9 in league play and 1-10 overall, while LaCenter improves to 5-5. The Lady Wildcats swept both junior varsity games.
Ilwaco 18 9 10
LaCenter 25 25 25
Trico League standings:
Castle Rock 9-1
White Salmon 4-6