Warriors hand Wolves three-set volleyball loss

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COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Community College’s volleyball team handed Walla Walla University a three-set defeat in the Wolves’ gym here Monday, 25-19, 25-14, 25-16.

“Both teams played pretty sloppy tonight,” Warriors coach Tim Toon said. “It wasn’t a great collegiate match. On our side of the ball, we were one step behind the action too many times. We failed to control the tempo and did not ‘finish’ plays as well as we have done in most of our matches.”

Desiree Nielson had 19 kills, two service aces, two blocks and seven digs for WWCC.

Also for the Warriors, Reese Amy recorded eight kills and two blocks, Delaney Fisher came up with 17 digs, Courtney Cosdon had 18 setting assists, a service ace and five digs, and Allie Johnson dished out 16 setting assists and had a service ace.

Jess Smith had 12 digs, JaLisa Jose six kills and four digs, and Renee Baumann five kills and five digs.

“Although we are winning, we have hit a mini-slump,” Toon said. “We need to recapture quality quickly because some very important conference matches are on the horizon.

“Desi posted some great numbers in a lot of statistical areas tonight,” he said of Nielson. “Delaney (Fisher) played solid defense and Renee (Baumann) helped hold our serve receive together. We saw flashes of brilliance from other players throughout the match, but not good enough to brag about.”

For the Wolves, Hannah Vyhmeister and Mackenzie Dulleman had five kills apiece, with Vyhmeister picking up nine digs as well.

Courtney Zaro recorded 14 assists in the match.

The Warriors are now 19-4 on the season and 6-0 in NWAACC East Region play. They host Blue Mountain at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Wolves, 2-13, head to Central Washington University tonight.

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