Blue Devils drop MCC match to Richland

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RICHLAND — Entering the final Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball match of the regular season on Thursday, Wa-Hi knows it controls where the first round of the district tournament will be played.

If the Blue Devils defeat Kennewick on the Lions’ court on Thursday night, Wa-Hi hosts Pasco Oct. 25.

If they lose, they head to Pasco the same night.

“The one time we won we beat Pasco at home,” Wa-Hi assistant Kim McDaniels said. “It would be nice to be at home.”

Tuesday night, the Blue Devils dropped to 1-12 in MCC play, 2-12 overall, with a three-set loss at Richland.

The Bombers won 25-15, 25-16, 25-17.

Madi Doepker and Reece Carman both had four kills for Wa-Hi in the match, with Kassidy Willard picking up five digs and Katie Greene five assists.

“Richland is a tough team,” McDaniels said. “All they did was tip against us, which is what we’ve been working on. We’ve been struggling on our tip coverage, so it’s a tough loss.

“They didn’t hit hard at us, they just tipped.”

Wa-Hi heads to Kennewick at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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