Tiger volleyball achieves first victory of the season

Tonasket senior Maribella Alvarez hits the ball over teammate junior Brooke Ray’s head during Tonasket’s home game against Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday, Oct. 13 while senior April Webber waits on the side to get to the ball if it didn’t go over the net

Tonasket senior Maribella Alvarez hits the ball over teammate junior Brooke Ray’s head during Tonasket’s home game against Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday, Oct. 13 while senior April Webber waits on the side to get to the ball if it didn’t go over the net

CHELAN – Just two days after achieving their first victory of the season, the Tonasket volleyball team lost on the road to Chelan.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Tigers beat the Lake Roosevelt Raiders in three sets, each with a score of 25-21. April Webber served 17 of 17 with two aces and 11 kills, Maribella Alvarez served 10 of 11 with two aces and 15 assists, Jessica Rhoads served eight of nine with six kills, Devan Utt served five of five with five kills and Amber Kilpatrick served seven of nine with four kills.

“We won!” Nellie Kirk, head coach, said. “I knew the girls could put it all together one of these matches and they did against Lake Roosevelt. The play was consistent and not as many unforced errors. We had better passing so we could run a better offensive attack. It was just fun to see them win.”

Alvarez said she thought the team played awesome.

“We were talking, playing together and working as a team,” she said. “We are excited about the win. The rest of the season is going to go pretty good if we keep playing like this, hopefully.”

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Tigers traveled to Chelan, where they lost in three sets of 25-5, 25-9 and 25-7.

“It’s hard to think that we really had no stats for this game,” Kirk said. “The team struggled a great deal. The serves from Chelan were very difficult and their hits were very hard to get up. The Tonasket girls did not play their best. It was disappointing as they just came off a really well played match against Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday. The locker room was very quiet as the girls started putting themselves back together after a rather one-sided match. They know what they need to work on and have set some goals to work on for the next match next week.”

As of press time, the Tigers (1-10) had not yet played at home against Okanogan on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Their next game is Thursday, Oct. 22 away against Omak and their final game is Tuesday, Oct. 27 away against Cashmere.

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