Walla Walla Valley Academy continues roll through SE2B

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COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Valley Academy continued to roll through the Southeast 2B League top volleyball foes with a five-set victory over Tri-Cities Prep here Thursday night.

The Knights garnered the victory 25-23, 12-25, 25-22, 29-31, 15-9.

The Jaguars, Knights and Asotin are battling it out for the top spot in the league. WWVA defeated the Panthers in five sets on Tuesday night, avenging its only league loss in the first match of the SE2B schedule.

“We were tied with Asotin after beating them there (on Tuesday),” Knights coach Scott Schafer said. “Asotin was ranked No. 7 in the state before we beat them. I’m not sure what Tri-Cities Prep’s record is, but they’re right there.”

Rilee Sutton dished 20 assists for the Knights, with Megan Gregg smacking 19 kills, was 16-for-19 serving with two aces, Hannah Woolever blocked six shots and was 16-for-19 serving with four aces, and Helena Brown picked up nine digs.

“Our team’s been doing well,” Schafer said of the Knights, 8-1 in league play. “Asotin is young, they’re going to be really good next year.”

The match was also a fund raiser for breast cancer awareness, with $355 being collected for fans wearing pink, donations and pledges.

“It was a good crowd,” Schafer said.

The Knights have one more regular season match at Dayton Tuesday. If they win and Asotin wins out, they’ll share the top spot in league headed to the regional tournament between Districts 7 and 9 in Spokane in early November.

“Dayton’s a scrappy team,” Schafer said. “The last time we played we won in five.”

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