Waitsburg-Prescott defeats WWVA in four

Waitsburg-Prescott moves to 4-4 in the Southeast 2B and hosts Asotin on Tuesday.

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COLLEGE PLACE - Waitsburg-Prescott won a four-set Southeast 2B volleyball match with Walla Walla Valley Academy here Wednesday, 28-26, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17.

"Overall, we played pretty well," W-P coach Angie Potts said. "We got off to a really slow start in the first set, but we came back and pulled it out.

"The third set, we looked at a different lineup," she said. "(The fourth set) we had everybody back in their normal spots."

Amanda Cook picked up 20 digs for W-P, with Sarah Mascall recording three kills, 17 digs and eight aces.

Dionna Baker had eight kills and three blocks, Krystal Harris five kills and 23 digs, Kayla Huxoll 24 assists and Ronnie Hulce 16 kills and 18 digs.

"We played well on defense again," Potts said. "We've worked a lot on our defense the last week-and-ahalf, getting in the right position. We're putting up higher numbers in digs, and we cut down on our unforced errors from Tuesday night. We'll continue to cut down those numbers and then we'll be ready for postseason."

The Knights were led by Amy Arnzen's 10 kills, Caroline Larson's three blocks, Brooklynn Larson had nine assists, and Amanda Birney was 19-for-19 serving with three aces.

"Overall, they played well," WWVA coach Scott Schafer said. "That first set we played them really strong, but ended up losing. It took awhile to recover, but I saw a lot more maturity from the team in terms of holding it together. It takes a lot of effort to win close matches.

I was very impressed with sophomore Amy Arnzen," he said. "It was her best hitting night, that was good to see from her."

W-P, now 4-4 in league and 12-7 overall, hosts Asotin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Knights, 2-5 in league, tip off their Fall Classic tournament with 20 Adventist teams from around the country this afternoon. Matches will be played at WWVA as well as Walla Walla University's gym.

Pool play today will be followed by cross-pool play Friday morning before bracket play later Friday.

Final matches will be Saturday night.

Today's matches for WWVA include Redding, Calif., Adventist Academy at 4:10 p.m.; Columbia Adventist from Vancouver, Wash., at 5:50 p.m.; Milo Adventist from Oregon at 8:40 p.m.; and Mount Ellis Adventist from Bozeman, Mont., at 9:30 p.m.

All of the Knights' matches will be at the WWU gym.

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