Wednesday, October 21, 2009
GRANDVIEW - Although an extremely young team, the Grandview High School girls volleyball squad continued its dominance against the CWAC South with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-16 spanking over the Toppenish Wildcats last night, Tuesday.
"It wasn't particularly pretty," Grandview Coach John LaFever said. "We relaxed plenty."
After breezing through the first two games, LaFever said his team fell off a little bit in the third. Toppenish held a five-point advantage at one point, LaFever said, adding that Toppenish showed some spirit in that game.
"At one point we decided we should finish the match," he said. "We called a few timeouts but the girls picked it up on their own and started playing well enough to win."
Adriana Ramos led the Greyhounds with 12 kills, four blocks and three digs. Haley Smasne added five kills, one block, 13 service points, three aces and four digs.
"She had a really good game," LaFever said of Smasne's play.
Kaitee Eucker finished the night with three kills, two blocks and six digs for Grandview. Teammate Payton Parrish contributed four kills, 23 assists, nine service points, one ace and five digs.
Jessica Hall added seven kills, two blocks and three digs for the Greyhounds. Brandy Atkinson finished with one kill, 10 assists, nine service points and two digs. Mikeala Espinoza had nine kills and five digs for Grandview. Gabby Suave added 12 service points, seven aces and 10 digs.
Finishing up for Grandview were Crystal Navarro with six digs and Marlee Andrews with one service point and one dig.
"We played well enough to win but we'll need to play a little tougher at Districts," LaFever said. "We can't complain but we're hoping to improve a little bit."
Grandview (10-1, 12-2) will host Prosser on Thursday, Oct. 22, for a 7 p.m. match.