1A Volleyball: Montesano Sweeps Past Beavers in Evergreen Match


Montesano took three quick sets off of Tenino Thursday night on the Beavers’ home court, 25-5, 25-11, and 25-9 for a 1A Evergreen League volleyball win.

The outcome, however, doesn’t tell the whole story of the Beavers’ progress, according to Tenino coach Wanda Blanksma.

“The score just doesn’t really reflect the progress they’re making,” she said, highlighting upperclassmen Courtney Backman and Bailey Greene from Thursday’s match. “Those two kids, especially, really do an outstanding job keeping a positive outlook on things and really do a nice job picking up their teammates and communicating out there.”

Setter Brooke Bratton, Blanksma noted, also played well.

“She was just all over the place covering,” she said. “It just seemed like she just covered all kinds of Montesano’s short game. Tips, pushes — it just seemed like Brooke was there to take care of business, so it was pretty impressive.”

Tenino (0-8) plays at Elma on Tuesday.