Tigers Take Down T-Wolves In Four Sets

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After dropping the first set, Napavine came back and scraped past Morton-White Pass Wednesday night to win in four sets (20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 26-24) in both teams' season finale. 

The Tigers locked up the sixth seed in the district tournament on Saturday, and were led by Keira O’Neill’s 21 kills and three block kills in a monster performance at the net. 

“She was really aggressive,” Tigers coach Monica Dailey said. “She was loud on the floor and the bench, she really stepped up as a leader tonight.”

Also enjoying a great night was Anna Thompson, who smacked down 10 kills and recorded four block kills. Grace Gall dug up 30 balls in a good defensive performance and Avery Schutz and Jesse McCoy combined for 36 assists. 

As things stand right now, the Tigers would head to second seed Adna for the opening rounds of districts this weekend. 

For the Timberwolves, Chloe Kelly had a perfect serving night, and dished out 15 assists to go along with four kills, but it wasn’t enough in another league loss. Emarey Hampton and Kelly Pakar had five kills, and Shelby Karns led the way with nine kills. 

MWP will play Toledo this Friday for the ninth and final district spot, and if MWP wins, would have to play Rainier to earn that bid. The first game starts are 6:30 p.m. at Napavine High School. 

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