Pirates Claim First State Berth in Seven Years

BACK AT IT: Adna Sweeps Two-Straight Opponents to Open the District Tournament


ADNA — Adna showed no signs that it had been off for 10 days in COVID protocol. The second-seeded Pirates swept Ilwaco and Ocosta in the first two rounds of the 2B District 4 tournament to secure their first state playoff berth in seven years on Saturday.

“Really huge for us,” Adna coach Wendie Dotson said. “We’ve been working at it for a while. After being off for 10 days and missing our last three games of the season, we hoped we’d come back at the same level. We did well today and I’m pleased with our passing and effort.”

Adna made quick work of Ilwaco in the opening round, winning in straight sets (25-1, 25-7, 25-10). In the opening set, Alyssa Davis ripped off 19 service points to start the game. She finished with nine aces and five kills. Madison Fay registered 13 kills and Kendall Humphrey added seven kills.

In the second round, Adna defeated Ocosta in straight sets (25-18, 25-8, 25-8) to clinch the state berth.

Humphrey had seven ace serves and eight kills, while Fay added nine kills and three aces and Davis tallied three kills.

The Pirates (11-3) will now face 2B Pacific League champion Raymond at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Adna in the semifinals.

“Now we’ve got a couple days to work on practicing for the next game,” Dotson said. “Our goal is to improve every day and the girls are committed to the program.”