Volleyball sweeps abound

Omak, Brewster, Liberty Bell win

OMAK – The Omak High School volleyball team blanked Tonasket, 3-0, in a Caribou Trail League match Sept. 24.

“We were able to work on running a quicker offense,” Omak coach Brittney Richter said after winning 25-8, 25-12 and 25-10. “The girls kept their momentum going and played pretty consistent throughout each set.”

Mariah Kruse was 17-for-17 serving, Danielle Berntsen had 12 digs and Lindsey Hughes had 7 kills to lead Omak.

“Omak has really improved this year,” Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon said. “We had trouble getting it done. All across the board we just got beat. Although we missed only two serves the entire night, we didn’t finish the points off.”

Savannah Clinedinst led the Tigers with 4 kills.

“We’ll get back to the gym tomorrow and work on getting stronger at the net,” Gliddon said.

Tonasket stats: Savannah Clinedinst 4 kills; Rachael Sawyer 1 kill; Cassie Spear 1 kill.

Omak stats: Lindsey Hughes 7-7 serving, 7 kills; Kellie Foth 2 aces, 6 kills; Taylor Coffell 4 kills, 3 blocks; Baelie Meese 8 kills, 2 blocks; Diane Hilderbrand 10-11 serving, 5 aces, 15 assists; Mariah Kruse 17-17 serving, 13 assists; Mitzi Lopez 3 kills, 2 blocks; Danielle Berntsen 4 aces, 12 digs; Sarah Dillon 2 digs.

Quincy topped Tonasket 25-18, 27-25 and 25-11 on Sept. 21.

Clinedinst was 10/11 serving with an ace and kill.

Alyssa Young, who left with a hurt ankle after one game, was 5/5 serving with an ace.

Others included Carrisa Frazier 3 aces and 2 kills, Jenny Bello 1 ace and a kill, and Jenna Davisson with a kill.

In other CTL play Tuesday, Chelan beat Quincy, 3-0, and Cascade beat Cashmere, 3-0.

OKANOGAN – Brewster High School swept Okanogan, 3-0, in a league match Sept. 24.

The Bears prevailed 25-13, 25-11 and 25-15.

“The girls did a good job of serving tonight,” Brewster coach Marcy Boesel said. “We’re moving our feet better defensively, which helps us tremendously on the offensive end.”

Brette Boesel was 21-for-21 serving with 3 aces to go with 9 kills and 8 digs for Brewster.

Jocelyn Reyes (13/13) and Bethany Anderson (12/12) were perfect serving.

“We weren’t able to get much going,” Okanogan coach Michelle Daling said. “Our youth and inexperience really showed. It seemed like we would play fairly even with them for the first 7 or 8 points of each game, but then they would go on a 7- or 8-point run and we wouldn’t be able to recover.”

“Brewster is really solid.” Daling said. “They aren’t going to beat themselves. We made too many mistakes to be competitive against a team of their caliber. Our girls are focused on improving our fundamentals and trying to be better at the end of the day than we were at the beginning. If we can do that, I think we will be really happy with the product on the court.”

Brewster stats: Brette Boesel 21/21 serving, 3 aces, 15 assists, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 stuff block, 8 digs; Bethany Anderson 12/12 serving, 8 digs; Margie Brammer 6 digs, 7 assists, 5 kills, 1 block; Kendall Leaver 4 kills; Marquette Miller 14/15 serving, 7 aces, 5 kills, 1 block, 3 stuff blocks, 10 digs; Jocelyn Reyes 13/13 serving, 1 ace, 12 digs; Sally Romo 1 dig; Judith Carrillo 2/3 hitting, 1 kill; Vanessa Terones 2/4 serving.

WINTHROP – Liberty Bell whitewashed Waterville, 3-0, in a volleyball match Sept. 24.

“Waterville was another solid showing for us,” Liberty Bell coach Tim Boonstra said. “A big highlight was having Ashley Watson serve some of her best balls of the season with great consistency.”

The Mountain Lions won the match 25-17, 25-22 and 27-25.

Waterville closed strong in the third set after losing its libero in the first set with a severe ankle injury.

“Their talented and experienced libero suffered a grotesque ankle injury in the first game of the match,” Boonstra said. “I’m sure that took some of the wind out of their sails.

Liberty Bell led 23-17 in the third set before the Shockers rallied.

“We had a big letdown at the end of the third game and almost gave it away,” Boonstra said. “Overall, I’m still proud of the girls.”

In other area action Tuesday, Manson beat Entiat, 3-1.

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