Warriors win battle with Wolves

WWCC's Libby Davison slams a kill across the net in the first game vs WWU.

WWCC's Libby Davison slams a kill across the net in the first game vs WWU.

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WWU's Emily Allen stretches for the ball at the net vs WWCC in the second game.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Community College volleyball team defeated Walla Walla University in four sets Monday night, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13.

“This was a tough battle for us tonight,” Warrior coach Tim Toon said. “We found ourselves behind in every game and had to reach deep to find a string of quality plays to get us in striking distance.”

Leading the way for WWCC were JaLisa Jose with 13 kills, 11 digs and seven blocks, and Breanna Mehling dished out 21 assists and had three aces.

Walla Walla High School grad Chantelle Zamora smacked 11 kills and picked up 14 digs, with Denise Comfort getting nine kills, Libby Davison eight kills, and Allie Johnson handed out 18 assists and two aces.

For the Wolves, Courtney Zaro led the way with 14 kills and seven digs, Alyssa Casey dished 24 assists, Emily Allen had six kills and five blocks, Maddie Miller recorded sevens kills, 12 digs and three blocks, and Anika Jacobson picked up 14 digs.

“This 2013 team has several speeds,” Toon said. “Tonight, we played below the speed limit. We will have to play up to full potential as we jockey for playoff position the next several weeks.”

Also for the Warriors, Delaney Fisher recorded two aces and 12 digs, Samantha Thompson had five blocks, and Dayton grad Nicole Lambert picked up three aces and 12 digs.

The Warriors, now 17-8 overall and 5-2 in NWAACC East Region standings, go to Spokane Wednesday for a 6 p.m. league match.

“The match at Spokane on Wednesday will be a good test,” Toon said. “The winner will hold the No. 2 playoff seed into the NWAACC tourney.”

The Wolves, 4-11, travel to Pendleton to play Blue Mountain Community College at 6 p.m. today.

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