Tigers sweep away Mules


The Napavine volleyball team got stronger as the night wore on Tuesday at home, sweeping Wahkiakum 25-16, 25-9, 25-17 in a Central 2B League showdown.

“The girls were really focused tonight,” Napavine coach Monica Dailey said. “I was very proud of them, they played a complete game from start-to-finish, kept the energy high.”

The win began with what Dailey said was the Tigers’ best outing at the service line of the season. Emily Kang posted seven aces, while Dakota Hamilton had six and Jessie McCoy added five. Grace Gall was also a perfect 8 for 8 on serves.

Keira O’Neill posted 16 kills at the net to go along with four digs. Hamilton dished out a team-high 13 assists while McCoy had nine; both also logged five kills.

Kang led the way at the back with nine digs.

“It was a great team effort,” Dailey said. “Everybody did their jobs well tonight, which made it easier for everyone else who had noticeable stats to be more successful.”

Napavien will get a showdown with defending district champs Kalama at home Thursday. The Tigers beat the Chinooks in five sets in the second week of the season in a non-league matchup.