TOLEDO — After falling 25-21 in the opening set to Morton-White Pass at home on Monday, Toledo needed a spark to regain the momentum. A solid second set and third set proved to be enough as Toledo held off MWP in five sets (21-25, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 15-18) for the victory.
“It was a great comeback,” Toledo coach Brianna Klingberg said. “We knew Morton-White pass was going to work hard and we were gonna have to work harder.”
Toledo senior Brynn Williams kept the Riverhawks’ offense flowing, dishing out a team-high 26 assists to go with 12 digs, seven kills and five aces.
Junior Aleena Bloomstrom led the offensive attack with a game-high 10 kills, while Stefa Arceo-Hansen added eight kills and nine digs.
Lindsey Filla dug 14 balls from the back row, Jordynne Hensley added seven aces and seven kills and Bethan Bowen finished with five digs, four assists and two aces.
“We knew MWP was gonna do anything to throw us off and we knew we had to outplay them,” Klingberg said.
The Timberwolves were led by Chloe Kelly’s 13 assists and six kills. Emarey Hampton tallied six kills and was praised by MWP coach Tammy Kelly for her all-around solid game. Breejah Townsend chipped in six kills
“We struggled a little bit on serve-receive and missed serves,” Kelly said. “In the fifth set, we got stuck in one of our serve-receives.”
Morton-White Pass (1-4) hosts Eatonville Tuesday night in Morton Toledo (2-1) travels to Napavine (0-1) on Tuesday.