Asotin takes close, three-set victory from Waitsburg-Prescott

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ASOTIN - Waitsburg-Prescott suffered a narrow 25-22, 26-24, 25-19 defeat at the hands of Asotin here Thursday in a Southeast 2B District volleyball match.

"I thought we did pretty well," W-P coach Angie Potts said. "Asotin has some tall girls who hit the ball well. But once we get some work done on our defense, I think we will do far better against them in the second round."

After narrow losses in the first two games, Waitsburg-Prescott fell behind 8-0 in the third game before regrouping.

"It's tough mentally when you lose those first two," Potts said. "We got down in the third game, but we picked our heads up and fought back."

Dionna Baker registered a team-high eight kills and added three blocks for W-P. Ronnie Hulce led the way with nine digs and added four kills, and Kayla Huxoll led the team with 11 assists.

Krystal Harris added six digs and four kills to the W-P attack, Amanda Kirk chocked up eight digs and Rhiannon Chapman contributed a pair of kills.

Hulce, Chapman and Kirk had three serving aces each.

Waitsburg-Prescott is now 1-2 in league counters and 6-4 overall. W-M travels to Athena Saturday to take part in the Weston-McEwen Invitational and faces Pilot Rock in the tournament opener at 8 a.m.

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