SPOKANE - Spokane won an NWAACC East Region showdown with Walla Walla Community College here Wednesday, winning a 25-11, 26-24, 25-11 volleyball match to take over first place in the division.
"Games one and three were a disaster," Warrior coach Tim Toon said. "We forgot how to play volleyball and totally folded to the pressure of a quality opponent.
"Game two was the only redeeming part of the trip," he said. "We battled to tie it at 24 and couldn't come up with the big plays to steal the win. Had we won game two, we would have had a chance to win the match. We've been able to pull those tight games out against other opponents. Tonight it was not to be."
Brittany Dominguez recorded seven kills and five blocks for WWCC, Libby Kern had seven kills and Desiree Nielson five kills and two blocks.
Kayla Hanus came up with 20 assists, an ace and four dige, Laekynn Culpepper had two aces and Renee Baumann eight digs.
The Warriors, now 19-6 on the season and 5-2 in league, dropped from a tie for first in the division to third, behind Spokane and Blue Mountain at 6-1.
"The big picture is that we are having a very successful season and this is the first really bad match we've had," Toon said. "I hope we can rebound and play a style of volleyball that is expected from a Warrior team."
The WWCC squad gets that chance when Blue Mountain comes to the Dietrich Dome on Wednesday.