LACEY - "We were hoping to knock off Mossyrock and be competitive against Northwest Christian, but we just didn't come together as a team like I thought we could," a frustrated coach Kim Eaton said after the Comets volleyball team was eliminated from District IV play by Mossyrock 3-0 in Lacey Nov. 1. Naselle had the lead in all three contests.
"We were ahead in the first game 13-11 and let it go and we were up 23-16 in the second game and they scored nine straight points for the win. In the third game we fell behind 10-2, but Haleigh See was absolutely impressive as she served 10 straight points to give us a 12-10 lead. But then we once again didn't pull it together for the win," Eaton lamented.
In the first game the Lady Vikings scored six straight points after Naselle had the 13-11 lead and then coasted to a 25-17 win. The second game was a come-from-behind 25-23 victory for Mossyrock. The final fray was 25-20 in favor of the Lady Vikings.
"In the second game I called a time out every three points they made after we led 23-16. We were quiet. We didn't all seem to rely on teammates. We needed to work together to reach our goal of going to state and we didn't all do that tonight," Eaton said.
Taylor Wasmundt led Naselle with seven kills and Nicole Tarabochia added six. See was a perfect 18-18 from the service line, dished out 20 assists and smacked down two kills. Coach Eaton praised Rochelle Mahlum for her defensive contributions as libero and the all around play of Megan Agee. Carley Kitzman also had six kills. The Comets finish the season with a 7-8 mark and were fifth in the Pacific 2B League with a 5-7 record.
Naselle 17 23 20
Mossyrock 25 25 25