Tigers Sweep Bobcats on the Road


Coming out a bit flat on the long road trip west to Grays Harbor, the Centralia volleyball team overcame a bit of low energy to start to sweep Aberdeen, 25-22, 25-23, 25-12 on Tuesday. 

“We came out pretty flat in the first set,” Tigers coach Marti Smith said. “We just didn’t have a lot of energy, and not sure whether to attribute that to being on the road, and still having girls recovering from being sick, but we need to come out a lot stronger than we did. We actually started out strong in the second game, but then we just let them slowly creep back in by committing unforced errors.”

The Tigers let the Bobcats hang around in each set before coming out on fire in the third, effectively removing any threat of a loss or letdown in a sweeping victory. 

Lauren Wasson had seven digs, five aces, seven kills, and a perfect serving night. Tatum Johnston added three blocks and five kills, Gracie Schofield had 16 digs in the back row, and Peyton Smith dished out 20 assists from the setter spot with three aces. 

“I was proud of the fact that they fought towards the end, they didn’t want to drop that second set,” Marti Smith said. “They started digging deep and playing a lot harder, and then in the third set they came out on fire. We definitely served a lot tougher and looked more like ourselves.”

The Tigers will look to keep it rolling as they welcome Tumwater to the Hub City on Thursday for another league contest.