ONTARIO — The Walla Walla Community College volleyball team had no trouble with Treasure Valley, as the Warriors rolled to a straight-set NWAACC East Division win here on Wednesday.
It was a close match early on, as WWCC (6-3 in NWAACC East play, 21-12 overall) clung to a 26-24 win in the first set and a 25-23 win in the following set. The Warriors took the match with a 25-18 third-set victory.
“We played steady throughout and made some big plays at critical times to come away with wins in the first two games,” WWCC head coach Tim Toon said. “If we lose either of those games, the match would have been in jeopardy.”
JaLisa Jose led the Warriors with 12 kills, six digs and four blocks. Chantelle Zamora added nine kills and nine digs and Kiendra Chester came up with eight kills and three blocks.
Breanna Mehling dished out 20 assists and Delaney Fisher picked up nine digs on her birthday. Allie Johnson added 15 assists and two aces, as Toon said the Warriors ended their week-long slump with an emphatic win.
The Warriors now sit in third in the NWAACC East Region with a match at Walla Walla University looming on Monday. They have a league match at Big Bend on Wednesday, host Yakima Valley on Nov. 1 and Wenatchee Valley on Nov. 6, and host Spokane on Nov. 13 to round out the regular season.
The NWAACC Tournament is Nov. 21-24 at Mount Hood Community College.
“We are now back on track to secure a postseason spot with another conference win likely to punch our ticket,” Toon said.