Volleyball update: Klahowya upsets PA, playoffs moving closerOctober 11th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
The Klahowya Eagles are 4-0 this season in 5-set matches. That includes its 3-2 win over Port Angeles Thursday in Olympic League action. Paige Eberhard had 28 digs and London Bockenstedt finished with 13 kills for Klahowya.
The win puts the Eagles into third place — check out the standings here — with just two matches left. Klahowya has a bye on Tuesday. The regular season ends Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Klahowya coach Dragan Karadzic said while the wins are “still new to us” he likes the direction they’re headed. Karadzic said he talks to the players about long-term plans, but right now the girls are focusing on each match. The Eagles success in five-set matches will hopefully pay off in the postseason, he said.
In other OL matches, Olympic lost to Sequim in four sets. The Trojans had 20 digs each from Sarafina Ma’ae and Destinee Ramos. The loss puts Oly into fifth place. “We needed this win,” said Oly coach Keith Peden. … North Mason beat Bremerton in three sets to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Bulldogs are tied with Kingston for sixth place, five teams make the OL tournament, and are just half a game behind Olympic. NM coach Gerry Cassel said junior Alia Acdal has been a spark plug for the Bulldogs off the bench the last two matches. Cassel said it also helps when the team is serving at 90 percent and higher.
In the Sea-Tac League, the Crosspoint Academy Warriors are right on track to snag a second-seed into the Tri-District tournament, Nov. 3. There is no league tournament so teams are seeded directly into district, said CPA coach Norene Beaver.
The Warriors (6-5 overall, 4-2 league) picked up a 3-0 win against Chief Leschi. Delaney Anderson finished off the match with three straight aces. “She did really well for just being thrown in the match,” Beaver said of the freshman.