WWVA rolls to three-set win

Walla Walla Valley Academy's Hannah Woolever makes a dig with teammate Sydnee Sutton standing nearby during a match with Waitsburg-Prescott Thursday evening.

Walla Walla Valley Academy's Hannah Woolever makes a dig with teammate Sydnee Sutton standing nearby during a match with Waitsburg-Prescott Thursday evening. Photo by Sean G. Parsons.

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WAITSBURG — Walla Walla Valley Academy rolled to a straight-set win against Waitsburg-Prescott here Thursday, 25-18, 25-8, 25-13.

After a couple early miscues, WWVA head coach Scott Schafer said the Knights’ serving really turned around.

“When we first started playing the girls seemed a little tight,” Schafer said. “We had a lot of service errors in that game. I told them they needed to settle down. We really did well with serving in set two and three. That’s what really pushed us over the top. That was something we really focused on coming into this match. It really came through.”

Hannah Woolever, who started the second set at the service line for WWVA, finished 22-of-24 serving in the match.

Although she doesn’t get the most velocity on her serves, Schafer said, Woolever still racked up 18 aces in the match.

“We just backed her up on that line and she just found seams and mixed it up quite a bit in the serving,” Schafer said. “It really helps us in sets two and three to really control the match. It was a great effort by her. She’s our most consistent and dangerous server.”

Woolever added five kills and Rylee Sutton finished with 11 assists.

W-P head coach Angie Potts said her team had trouble with the Knights’ aggressive serving, which Waitsburg-Prescott could not recover from.

“We struggled with our passing all night and it affected our confidence,” Potts said.

Jaidyn Brown led W-P with four kills and three aces.

WWVA plays DeSales at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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