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Tiger volleyball-Tigers take fourth place at state 1B tournament


November 16, 2017

At the Yakima Sundome on November 9, the Tiger volleyball team played two state matches. They were among the teams that got started at 8 a.m. that morning. Against Three Rivers Christian of Kelso, the Tigers dropped the first game, then warmed up and took the next three to win the match.

Game 1: 14-25 TRC

Game 2: 25-16 Odessa

Game 3: 25-18 Odessa

Game 4: 25-19 Odessa

Brenna Carstensen led the team in service aces with four and also in assists with 22. Maddy Wagner had 15 kills to lead in that category and McKennah Davison led in blocks with three. Amber Smith led with 17 digs.

At 3:15 p.m. on November 9, the Tiger girls faced Quilcene and again fought a tough battle against a worthy opponent. Odessa got the win in three straight.

Game 1: 25-19 Odessa

Game 2: 29-27 Odessa

Game 3: 25-15 Odessa

Mc. Davison led the team in both service aces and blocks with four each. Carstensen put up 26 assists to lead the team. Maleah Davison led in kills with 13, and Caitlyn Schuh had 15 digs for the Tigers.

Odessa advanced to the semi-final round on November 10, playing at 9:45 a.m. and facing Oakesdale. The team seemed to lack the energy of the day before and fell to eventual tournament champion Oakesdale in three straight games.

Game 1: 25-9 Oakesdale

Game 2: 25-14 Oakesdale

Game 3: 25-16 Oakesdale

Mc. Davison once again led in service aces and blocks, this time with three each. Wagner led with eight kills, and Carstensen led in both assists and digs with seven and 11, respectively.

Oaksdale moved on into the championship match against Pomeroy later in the day, while Odessa faced Colton for the third and fourth-place spots, losing in three straight.

Game 1: 25-15 Colton

Game 2: 25-22 Colton

Game 3: 25-15 Colton

Wagner led the team in service aces with four, kills with 9 and tied teammate Smith in digs with 11. Carstensen led in assists with 11, and the Davison sisters each had two blocks.

Fellow Northeast 1B League team Almira-Coulee-Hartline faced Pomeroy in the second round and lost 3-2. Moving to the consolation bracket, the Warriors defeated Sunnyside Christain in three straight, then went on to face Quilcene in a battle for fifth and sixth places, finishing fifth.


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