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By Ken Graham
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Waitsburg Girls Compete at Yakima Volleyball Fest

 

September 21, 2017

Bradley Sandau

The lady Cards celebrate a win.

Lady Cards finished 19th out of 32 teams after long day of tourney play

YAKIMA – Members of the Waitsburg girls' volleyball team got up early last Friday and drove to Yakima, where they made a strong showing, finishing 19th out of 32 teams. The Lady Cards played three two-set matches in morning pool play, and then played two more matches in bracket play in the afternoon.

In pool play, Waitsburg split with Goldendale, 19-25, 25-22 and lost two sets to Selah JV, 20-25, 19-25. They then split with Bridgeport 23-25, 25-18. They finished third in their pool, based on point totals.

In the third-place bracket, the Lady Cards beat Evergreen Lutheran 22-25, 25-21, 15-8. In their final match, against Kittitas, Waitsburg lost 17-25, 19-25.

Devon Harshman led the team with 23 kills, six blocks and three digs. Tayler Jones had 14 kills two blocks10 digs and four aces. Ariel Sandau had 10 kills, six digs, five aces and 39 assists.

"Overall, I'm really happy with how the girls played for the day," said Waitsburg Coach Angie Potts. "They got a little tired towards the end of pool play but were able to bounce back after losing to Bridgeport to win the 2nd set before their break.  After lunch and getting some rest, the girls played really well against Evergreen Lutheran before losing to a tough Kittitas team.

"Their performance against Kittitas was good to see, since they'll be joining that league next year when we combine with Dayton," Potts added. "This is such a fun tournament for us because we get to play schools from the 1B, 2B, 1A level along with a few 3A/4A JV teams (Selah JV).

Individual Stats: Kelsey Alleman 11 digs, 1 ace; Amy Farley 2 kills, 1 block, 3 aces; Devon Harshman 23 kills, 6 blocks, 3 digs; Tayler Jones 14 kills, 2 blocks, 10 digs, 4 aces; Kailyn Lews 7 kills, 1 block, 6 digs, 5 aces; Kirsten Miller 6 kills, 1 block, 11 digs, 2 aces; Ariel Sandau 10 kills, 6 digs, 5 aces, 39 assists

Brandley Sandau

Devon Harshman (13) goes for a block at the Sundome Volleyball Festival in Yakima on Friday.

Lady Cards Edge Prescott in five sets

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg volleyball team held off a tough Prescott team on Sept. 21 to take a five-set victory, 25-14, 21-25, 25-14, 16-25, 15-13.

Devon Harshman led her team with 18 kills, while Ariel Sandau had 27 assists and four aces.

"I'm happy with how our girls pulled this out and remained focus on what they needed to do in the end," said Waitsburg Coach Angie Potts. "We definitely struggled with our passing in sets two and four, and made a few adjustments on defense to cover some areas a little differently."

Individual Stats: Amy Farley 4 kills, 2 aces; Kelsey Alleman 3 digs, 3 aces; Devon Harshman 18 kills; Tayler Jones 7 kills, 13 digs; Kailyn Lewis 4 digs; Kirsten Miller 9 kills, 5 digs, 2 aces; Ariel Sandau 27 assists, 4 aces

 

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