Warrior volleyball team finishes third at Pierce Crossover


LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The Walla Walla Community College Warrior volleyball team finished third in the pool play with a 4-2 record here Friday night at the Pierce Crossover, and ended up third as the tournament concluded Saturday.

Walla Walla defeated Everett 25-22, 25-14 and beat up on Olympia 25-17, 25-16.

The Warriors also took out two NWAACC conference opponents. They won against Chemeketa by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 15-10 and Mt. Hood 24-26, 25-20, 15-11.

Walla Walla lost to Tacoma, No. 1 in the NWAACC, 25-17, 25-18 and Pierce 25-21, 25-14.

Ashley Magee had 37 kills and 23 digs.

"Ashley is competitive in every match. I can always count on her," said coach Tim Toon.

Cassie Phippen recorded 36 kills, 9 aces and 19 blocks.

"Cassie hit her stride late in the day and helped us beat some really tough teams," Tim Toon said.

Nikki Long threw down 27 kills and 35 digs. Megan Tompkins served six aces and 51 digs.

Sarah McLean picked up 60 assists, 4 aces and 26 digs. "She was one of the best setters in the gym," Toon said.

Sharsti Goff made 46 assists and Brandie Riggs had 23 assists.

Corrine Holbrook had 12 kills and finished with 15 blocks.

On Saturday, the tournament continued and WWCC finished in third place out of seven colleges by winning in the quarterfinals and losing in the semifinals.

Walla Walla defeated Everett 25-14, 25-18 and 25-9. The Warriors then lost to Pierce in 5 sets 12-25, 25-19, 25-15, 20-25 and 15-13.

Ashley Magee and Sarah McLean made the all-tournament team.

"The goal of this tournament was to explore some line-ups that we might use in future matches. Our first two lineups were failures (loss to Tacoma and Pierce in pool play)," Toon said. "All of the other lineups were extremely competitive."

The next match is Wednesday versus Big Bend. It is breast cancer awareness night.


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