Wolves Bounce Back to Sweep Monte


After a tightly-contested five set loss to North Thurston to start its season Tuesday, the Black Hills volleyball team fought back to earn a dominant sweep Wednesday at home against Montesano, 25-12, 25-7, 25-6. 

“I know that felt good for the kids,” Wolves coach Paige Walker said. “They have so much potential. I’m excited to see how much they can grow this year and improve as a group.”

The Wolves (1-1) were led by their all-league setter from a year ago, Alex Loveless, who dished out 25 assists and served up two aces in three sets of action. 

Lily Bauer dug up 21 balls at the libero spot, and outside hitter Payton Childers had 13 kills on a .650 percentage with four blocks. Ashley Harris also added 13 kills for the Wolves. 

“Montesano played a good match but we just took care of the ball on our side,” Walker said. “We did an excellent job of executing our game plan and staying offensively-minded.”

Black Hills takes on Castle Rock next Tuesday at home for its next match.