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Pateros wears down volleyball teams

Nannies improve to 10-0; ranked No. 5

— Pateros played like a boa constrictor, choking Lake Roosevelt 25-19, 25-13 and 25-10 in a non-league match Oct. 12.

“These six girls passed a huge test of character with flying colors,” Pateros coach Gene Dowers said of the 1B Nannies beating the 2B team. “We had three starters out, including both starting setters and our libero. We had to reshuffle the deck and put in a very different lineup.”

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Lake Roosevelt’s Kayley Duclos attempts to send a spike past Grace Williams, No. 7, and Ashton Steggall, No. 6, of Pateros during a match Oct. 12.

Outside hitter Chloe Gill moved to setter, “the only position on the court that she’s never played,” and outside hitter Kerlyn Heen became a starter, Dowers said. “Everybody played the full rotation, which put a couple of middle blockers in the back row like they’ve never played before.”

Gill finished with 4 assists to go with 11 kills.

Heen was 14-for-14 serving with 4 aces to go with 3 digs.

Grace Williams switched sides on the net to finish with 13 passes, 11 digs and 5 kills.

Ashton Steggall (4 passes, 6 digs) and Madison White (6 passes, 4 digs) anchored the back.

“Pateros is a great team,” Lake Roosevelt coach Nate Piturachsatit said. “It was a frustrating game because we started off so well. We only scored a total of 11 points on offense. The rest of our points came from their errors.

“We still aren’t able to attack as well as I would like. The skills they show in practice aren’t transferring into the games.”

Brandy Woodward ran the majority of the offense, finishing with 13 assists and 6 digs.

“So this wasn’t about running our system, it was about just playing the game and doing it as a team,” Dowers said. “Any doubts about whether we’d win went away in the first set and the girls just kept getting stronger.”

Lake Roosevelt’s Holly Jo Carriere, Kayley Duclos and Kammi Rosenbaum combined for 17 points serving, taking advantage of aces and forcing Pateros errors, Piturachsatit said. The team served 72 percent inbounds compared to a normal match of 80 percent.

“Our middles struggled again and we only were able to score 2 kills from that position,” said the coach, who said the Riaders need to improve its attacks. “This is an area that needs to improve. In all our wins, most of our offense came from this position. The last two games there has been little to none.”

Lake Roosevelt (2-6 overall, 2-5 league) is at Bridgeport (7-2, 4-0) for a league match Thursday, Oct. 17.

Manson (2-6, 1-5) is at Pateros (2-0, 10-0) and Entiat (1-8, 0-1) is at Lake Roosevelt for non-league matches Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pateros stats: Chloe Gill 11 kills, 15/16 serves w/6 aces, 6 passes, 11 digs, 4 assists; Grace Williams 5 kills, 12/15 serves w/6 aces, 13 passes, 11 digs, 2 assists; Kerlyn Heen 14/14 serves w/4 aces, 2 passes, 3 digs, 1 assist, 1 block; Ashton Steggall 2 kills, 6/6 serves, 4 passes, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Madison White 3 kills, 10/11 serves w/3 aces, 6 passes, 4 digs, 1 assist; Brandy Woodward 2 kills, 7/10 serves w/1 ace, 13 assists, 1 pass, 6 digs.

CURLEW – Republic narrowly won the first three sets for a 3-0 victory over Curlew in a Northeast 1B League northern division match Oct. 12.

The Tigers won 25-22, 25-20 and 25-23 to go to 4-0 overall, 2-0.

Curlew fell to 5-3 and 1-2.

Columbia (2-7 overall, 1-4 league), which plays in the southern division, is at Curlew in a non-league match Oct. 17. The Cougars go to Selkirk (2-4, 1-1) and Cusick (5-2, 2-1) for league matches Saturday, Oct. 19.

Columbia is at No. 6 state-ranked Almira/Coulee-Hartline (4-5, 2-3) for a league match Saturday, Oct. 19.

Republic stats: Demi Jo Vaughn 14 kills, 5 aces, 1 block; Haley McRae 26 assists; Nicole Willet 5 digs.

Curlew stats: Kayleona Fanning 9 kills; Haleigh Gibson 9 assists; Lindsey Gibson 2 aces, 3 digs; Alyssa Goree 1 block.

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade remained unbeaten in Caribou Trail League play after beating Tonasket, 3-0, on Oct. 12.

The Kodiaks, who along with Chelan are undefeated this season, popped the Tigers 25-25, 25-5 and 25-8.

“We added another loss to a good team,” Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon said. “Now that it is the turn of the season, we just have to get it together. I know they can compete, they just have to believe it.”

Chelan blanked Tonasket, 3-0, in a league match Oct. 10.

No stats were received for the match.

Tonasket stats against Cascade: Tori King 1 kill; Cassie Spear 1 kill; Jenny Bello 1 ace.

Quincy (3-6, 3-5) is at Tonasket (0-10, 0-8) on Saturday, Oct. 19.

BREWSTER – Brewster celebrated its annual Breast Cancer Awareness night by taking out Cashmere, 3-0, in a league match Oct. 10.

The Bears won 25-16, 25-21 and 25-14 on a night when those battling cancer were recognized between the second and third set.

Special guest was Starr Hammons, mother of former Brewster volleyball players Holly and Jessie Hammons.

“Starr is currently battling breast cancer,” Brewster coach Marcy Boesel said. “Those in attendance donated $453.12. All money will be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“Thank you to Brewster Market Place for their donation of cupcakes, and thank you to all in attendance for sharing so generously toward this important cause.”

Brewster (4-4 overall, 4-4 league) is at Omak (6-3, 6-3) on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Brewster stats: Brette Boesel 14/14 serving, 3 Aces, 9 digs, 20 assists, 8 kills, 2 blocks; Bethany Anderson 10/11 serving, 12 digs, 2 kills; Markie Miller 10/13 serving, 7 aces, 7 digs, 13 kills, 2 blocks; Margie Brammer 11/12 serving, 4 aces, 9 assists, 7 kills; Whitney Baker 4/5 attacks, 2 blocks; Sally Romo 2 digs; Jocelyn Reyes 11/11 serving, 10 digs; Vanessa Terrones5/6 serving, 2 aces; Tayla Schellar 1 dig.

ENTIAT – No. 5 state-ranked Pateros blanked Entiat, 3-0, in a league match Oct. 11.

The Nannies won 25-20, 25-9 and 25-13 to remain undefeated.

Although Pateros beat Entiat two weeks ago, coach Gene Dowers said the team’s goal is to improve and play a team better the second time around. Pateros did not play the same lineup as the first matchup due to injuries, and it showed “in all departments,” the coach said.

The Nannies, after a close first set win, got rolling in the final two sets to record its best serving percentage of the year to go with 17 aces.

“Running our offense can be like singing the national anthem; if you start on the wrong note, you struggle and make some mistakes,” Dowers said. “These girls have a real talent for resetting after a rocky start, though, and they relaxed and cleaned it up for the second set.”

Pateros stats: Jessi Dowers 10 kills, 14/14 serves w/4 aces, 9 assists, 4 passes, 8 digs; Chloe Gill 10 kills, 15/16 serves w/4 aces, 10 passes, 13 digs, 1 assist; Grace Williams 2 kills, 16/17 serves w/5 aces, 4 passes, 16 digs; EmmaLee Luft 1/4 serves w/1 ace, 6 passes, 23 digs; Ashton Steggall 2 kills; Madison White 8/8 serves w/1 ace, 2 passes, 3 digs; Brandy Woodward 2 kills, 7/7 serves w/2 aces, 2 passes, 6 digs.

OKANOGAN – Cascade blanked Okanogan, 3-0, in a league match Oct. 10.

The No. 3 state-ranked Kodiaks, who are tied with No. 2 state-ranked Chelan with 8-0 records, won 25-11, 25-14 and 25-8.

“Despite the scores, I thought our girls played with a lot of enthusiasm and competed all night,” Okanogan coach Michelle Daling said. “Jordyn Boesel played a great all-around game. It was really good to see a freshman play so well against one of the top teams in the state.

“ Cassidy Townsend did a lot of positive things for us. If she can continue to improve that would really help our depth. Our serving was a focal point in practice last week and Alexis Madden lead us, going 9/9 with 3 aces.”

Okanogan (2-6 overall, 2-6 league) is at Cashmere (0-6, 0-6) on Thursday, Oct. 17.

WENATCHEE – Omak competed Oct. 12 in the Wenatchee Invitational, which also included Cashmere and Chelan from the Caribou Trail League.

No scores were received for the Pioneers.

Omak topped Quincy, 3-1, Oct. 10.

No scores or statistics were received.

Brewster (5-5 overall, 5-5 league) is at Omak (6-3, 6-3) on Thursday, Oct. 17.

WINTHROP – Liberty Bell turned back a stubborn Lake Roosevelt team, 3-1, in a league match Oct. 11.

The Mountain Lions prevailed 25-9, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-19.

Duclos finished with 4 kills and Chyenne Kelly-Marconi with 2 kills for the Raiders.

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