Wednesday, October 26, 2005
OTHELLO - Last night's volleyball match in Othello was for the dogs. As in, the Othello Huskies against the visiting Grandview Greyhounds.
The superior dogs in this case proved to be the Greyhounds. Grandview throttled Othello in three straight games, winning 25-15, 25-17, 25-16. It was Grandview's second three-game sweep of Othello this season.
Tuesday night's victory improved Grandview's CWAC league record to 10-1. Overall on the season, the state ranked Greyhounds are 22-5.
Grandview has one conference match remaining, that against Toppenish on the Greyhound home floor this coming Thursday. The Lady 'Hounds will then be out of action until the District tournament begins, set for Thursday, Nov. 3.
As has been the case all season long, the Grandview High School volleyball team got the job done last night with just about the entire squad contributing in one fashion or another.
The Greyhounds' strong play at the net was sparked by a pair of underclassmen. Sophomore Raissa Licano had team highs of 10 kills and two blocks. Freshman Kinzi Poteet added eight unreturnable slams and stuffed one Othello shot for a block. Also coming through at the net for Grandview were sophomores Christine Penwell and Kealey Johnston with seven and five kills, respectively.
Passing-wise against Othello, it would be easier to question who didn't contribute. Senior Tonhya Wysong had the best numbers, credited with 39 passes, although Johnston was a close second with 32 passes. Also coming through with successful passes were Jessica Gonzalez, Chante Bottineau, Sydney Mottice and Danika Martinez with 11, eight, six and five, respectively; while Poteet, Penwell and Licano contributed a total of eight passes.
From the service line, it was the sophomore Gonzalez who piled up the most service points for the Lady 'Hounds-nine in all. Also contributing while putting the ball into play were Johnston with eight service points and one ace, Licano with five service points and four aces, Poteet with five service points and two aces, Martinez with six service points, Bottineau with five service points and two aces, and Katie Veloz with four service points.
Bottineau, the team's primary setter, had a team high 29 assists last night.