Onalaska out-hits Lady Fishermen 3-0
ONALASKA-The Lady Loggers chopped down Ilwaco 3-0 in Southwest Washington League action there Tuesday, despite the Lady Fishermen "playing one of our best games," according to Coach Grant Chinn.
"We had great floor coverage and passed the volleyball really well," Chinn said. Carly Taylor had four assists, and Merrissa Janas added three in the contest.
"We also served as well as we have all year," Chinn added, as the Lady Fishermen only missed on three service chances during the match. Onalaska won 25-18, 25-12, and 25-17.
According to Chinn, their best hitter had several quick kills and could spike the ball "from anywhere on the court." Holly Hocking had five kills for Ilwaco, Janas had two, and Cassandra Delaney had two blocks during the match.
"Holly had several nice digs on some really hard shots," Chinn said. Ilwaco had 11 kills for the game, despite the absence of Katie Hazen, one of the Lady Fishermen's top hitters this season.
Chinn said Ilwaco is still in the hunt for a District IV playoff berth with Winlock and Toledo. The team's league mark is 2-4 and 2-5 overall.
The junior varsity dumped three contests to the Ony JV's by scores of 8-25, 16-25, and 10-15.
,h3>Lady Fishermen playoff hopes sink after 3-0 loss to ToledoILWACO - "Mediocre" was the word Coach Grant Chinn used to describe his Ilwaco volleyball team's performance in their 3-0 loss to Toledo in Southwest Washington League play at home Thursday.
"No one player stood out and we were inconsistent," Chinn said. "We played hard the third game, but it wasn't one of our better matches. I hope we can win when we go there because Toledo is definitely a beatable team."
Chinn put what he felt were strong passers in the back row in the first two games, 19-25 defeats to the Indians, and then went to his original lineup for game three. The Lady Fishermen were close, but still dropped the contest and match by a score of 22-25.
The coach lamented, "If someone had served or hit well, that could have made the difference."
The Lady Fishermen sink to 2-5 in League and 2-6 overall. Toledo is one of the teams Ilwaco needs to finish ahead of to qualify for District IV play at the end of the season.
The junior varsity also was defeated by Toledo, losing 9-25 and 22-25. In the practice third game the Lady Fishermen won 18-16 in extra play.
Ilwaco traveled to Winlock in another critical match Tuesday and will go to League kingpin Kalama Thursday before hosting White Pass October 19, at Aase Gym.