Warriors Notch Victory After Three-Week Layoff


Rochester did not look like a team that hasn’t played in three weeks.

The Warriors, who’ve been in COVID protocol since Sept. 18, recovered from an opening-set loss to oust Aberdeen in four sets (22-25, 35-19, 25-23, 25-21) for a road victory in 2A Evergreen Conference action Tuesday.

“The first game definitely looked like the kids had three weeks off,” Rochester coach Bridget Morris said. “But we came away with a win after being off and it was good the girls came back.”

The Warriors weren’t even able to practice as a team during the three-week layoff, Morris said. 

It didn’t matter, as Roisin Stull hammered down a team-high 14 kills, while Hailey Angwood put together an excellent match with 13 kills, six blocks and two aces.

“She was definitely on it,” Morris said of Angwood. “There were a lot of tight balls she was able to push back on Aberdeen.”

Kassidy Byrd added seven aces on a great night of serving, while Hannah Rhodeheaver registered 11 kills and two blocks.

“The girls played well and were working together and hustling,” Morris said.

Rochester (1-3, 1-0 league) hosts Tumwater on Tuesday.