Warriors dominate Treasure Valley

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WALLA WALLA — Amy Reese and Desiree Nielson controlled the net from start to finish Thursday night in the Dietrich Dome as Walla Walla dominated Treasure Valley 25-12, 25-12, 25-16 in an NWAACC Eastern Region volleyball match.

Reese finished her night with 13 kills and Nielson had 12 kills and a team-high eight blocks as the Warriors improved to 2-0 in the division and 10-3 for the season.

“Amy is the emotional leader of this team and is posting some very impressive numbers,” WWCC coach Tim Toon said in singing the praises of Reese. “And Desiree is a block monster at the net,” he added of Nielson.

“Treasure Valley struggled in this match and we rolled,” Toon added. “We were in control the entire contest. The greatest opponent was ourselves, but for the most part we stayed focused and played pretty error free.”

Jess Smith led the team with 14 digs and had six service aces for the Warriors.

“At one point she served 12 straight points in the first game,” Toon said of Smith. “And she was absolutely flawless in the back court.”

Courtney Cosdon had a team-high 35 assists and served three aces.

“She’s becoming one of the best setters in the NWAACC,” Toon said of Cosdon. “She’s fearless in setting the middle attack.”

Taylor Lancaster contributed an all-around performance that included nine digs, six kills and a pair of blocks. JaLisa Jose added five kills and two blocks, and DeLaney Fisher (8) and Renee Baumann (7) combined for 15 digs.

“I was happy with the performance,” said Toon, who leads the Warriors into an NWAACC crossover tournament today and Saturday at Edmonds CC.

“Mount Hood will be there,” Toon said of the tournament field. “We hope to play well enough to meet them in the finals.”

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