Senior outside hitter Madison Fay hammered home a match-high 11 kills and Adna cruised past visiting Napavine in straight sets (25-11, 25-19, 25-12) in a non-league, make-up match on Monday.
Fay’s performance was highlighted by seven-straight aces in the third game. Freshman Kendall Humphrey added six kills for the Pirates and senior teammate Allie Davis had three kills.
Junior Parker Feist was praised for digging up Napavine's spikes in the second set when the Cardinals were making a run.
“She served aggressively and is one of our better servers,” Adna coach Wendie Dotson said.
Napavine, which dropped its third-straight match with the loss, struggled to combat a dismal night in serve receive.
“We were horrible in serve receive,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “We just couldn’t do it. It killed us. But we still worked hard and everyone had a great attitude. We’re going to push through this and work hard.”
The Tigers had four players serve 100%, with Avery Schutz, Emily Kang, Nikki Ahmann and Eden Engel. Grace Gall led with 14 digs, Kang had 11, Keira O’Neill added a team-high six kills and two block kills and Anna Thompson was praised for her strong play at the net.
“My setters, Avery and Jessie (McCoy) really hustled and made bad passes look good,” Dailey said.
Napavine (1-6, 0-3 league) hosts Rainier on Tuesday in a league match.
Adna improves to 6-2 overall and is 3-0 in league play. The Pirates host Morton-White Pass in league action on Tuesday, then travel to defending district champion Kalama on Thursday.
“We’re trying to get our focus and not lose it,” Dotson said.