Tenino topped Eatonville on the road in five sets for their first win of the season, snapping a 13-match losing streak and locking down a district playoff berth on Thursday.
After falling behind two sets to none, the Beavers came roaring back, winning 25-23, 26-24 and 15-13 in the fifth, pushing the two teams into a sixth playoff set. Tenino came out on top in the sixth set, 16-14, to claim the final district playoff berth.
“Couldn’t be happier of the girls,” Tenino coach Wanda Blanksma said. “It was so rewarding to watch them celebrate. Their hard work and determination paid off.”
Brianna Asay collected eight digs for the Beavers and was commended for a solid passing performance, while Macy Griffis was praised for running down loose balls. Raelynn Wilson came off the bench and was 7 for 7 on some critical serving.
“It really was a total team accomplishment,” Blanksma said. “Everyone that came in did their job. We made some adjustments on the fly and under a lot of adversity. The team showed a lot of character and I just couldn’t be prouder of them."
Tenino (1-13-1, 1-8-1 league) will now face 1A Trico League champion Castle Rock at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Castle Rock, for the opening round of the 1A District 4 tournament.