Warriors win five-set match with Big Bend

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MOSES LAKE — Walla Walla Community College’s volleyball team won a hard-fought NWAACC East match with Big Bend here Wednesday, pulling out a 16-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-18, 15-7 victory.

“This team knows how to win,” Warrior coach Tim Toon said. “Even though we were down two games to one, they knew we were going to win the match. They kicked it into a higher gear when needed and closed out the match with authority.”

Kiendra Chester had 14 kills and five blocks for WWCC.

“Kiendra has exploded with quality in our matches this week,” Toon said. “She is a huge reason we are winning.”

Walla Walla High grad Chantelle Zamora recorded 12 kills and 20 digs.

“(She is) our MVP to date,” Toon said. “She posts great numbers every match.”

Libby Davison smacked nine kills and had two blocks, as she “has taken on a huge leadership role and represents the heart and soul this team needs to win,” Toon said.

JaLisa Jose recorded nine kills, eight digs and four blocks, with Allie Johnson having “maybe her best setting performance of the season” with 23 setting assists, Toon said.

Delaney Fisher had her highest dig total of the season with 21, and Dayton grad Nicole Lambert had “excellent defense and used her serve as a great weapon” in picking up four service aces and 18 digs.

Denise Comfort had three kills, eight digs and three blocks, Jade Byce had six blocks, and Breanna Mehling dished 19 assists and had six digs.

“This win pretty much secures the No. 3 seed into the NWAACC Tournament and gives us a chance to catch Spokane for the No. 2 seed,” Toon said. “We are moving toward a second peak that could make us a scary playoff team.”

The Warriors, now 7-3 in league play and 23-12 overall, host Yakima at 6 p.m. Friday.

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