Blue Devils fall in 4 to Falcons


RICHLAND — Wa-Hi took Hanford to the ropes Tuesday, but was unable to come away with a victory as the Falcons defeated the Blue Devils in four games, 25-23, 25-17, 26-28 and 25-19, in Mid-Columbia Conference volleyball.

“We’ve beat Hanford before, so we were definitely disappointed from last night,” Wa-Hi assistant coach Kim McDaniels said. “To give the girls credit, they fought until the end. They definitely wanted it and it’s the best play we’ve seen all season. It was very competitive and it was a heartbreaker.”

McDaniels said the Blue Devils struggled passing the ball.

“Defensively we outplayed them,” McDaniels said. “We just never got a chance to run our offense, and if we would have, we would have taken them in three — easy.”

Torri Crawford led the Blue Devils defensively, scoring nine blocks and 16 digs. Kat Tonhdavong picked up 14 digs.

Maddy Deopker and Reece Carmin tied with seven kills apiece.

Katie Green picked up 18 assists.

The Blue Devils (0-3) look to pick up their first win of the season Thursday against Pasco at 7 p.m.


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