Tigers can’t maintain fast start against Omak

Tonasket’s Sadie Long (left) and Ahlia Young go up to block Omak’s Diane Hilderbrand during last Tuesday’s CTL volleyball match.

TONASKET – Tonasket’s volleyball team got off to a lightning-quick start against Omak, but couldn’t maintain their momentum as the Pioneers came back for a 17-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18 victory over the Tigers.

“(We) played well again,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. “We continue to work on being able to finish.”

The first set was everything Gliddon could have asked for, but Omak came back to with a 10-1 run in the second set to snap a 6-6 tie, and similarly ran off an 8-1 run in the second set.

The Tigers trailed 20-10 in the fourth game but got back to within 23-18 before the Pioneers finished things off.

“Ahlia Young was consistent on the serving line,” Gliddon said. “Carrisa Frazier and Jenny Bello both continue to be consistent on the serving line as well. Cassie Spear dug the ball well for the team as the libero … her hustle on the court helps to keep the ball in play.”

The Tigers (2-3, 0-3 Caribou Trail League) travel to Cascade on Saturday. Omak improved to 1-2 in league play.

Stats: Ahlia Young 14-15 serving, 2 aces; Sadie Long 9-10 serving, 1 ace, 5 kills; Devan Utt 7-9 serving, 2 aces, 5 kills; Savannah Clinedinst 4 kills; Amber Monroe 2 kills.


About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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