The Marysville-Pilchuck volleyball team hosted the Cedarcrest Red Wolves in a tough-fought match from start to finish on Sept. 27.
The Tomahawks got off to an early lead against the Red Wolves as they led 9-5 when Cedarcrest took their first timeout. Out of the timeout, Marysville-Pilchuck came out even stronger as they went on a 9-4 run, putting them up 18-9. With such a commanding lead they were able to close out the first set with a 25-11 score.
After losing the set, Cedarcrest came out firing in the second set. With strong offensive play the Red Wolves were able to keep it close and earn a 12-9 lead over the Tomahawks. After a timeout, Marysville-Pilchuck was able to regroup and focus as a team. With their energy back in them the Tomahawks went on a 16-5 run for the second set victory, 25-17.
The third set was more dominance for Marysville-Pilchuck as they secured a quick lead of 6-2 and never let go of it. The Red Wolves took multiple timeouts but couldn’t find their footing as they tried to close the gap. The Tomahawks won the third set by a score of 25-12 and secured the match victory 3-0.
“Tonight they had a lot of energy and when we can get that, things start to come together. We were really strong all around and it was great to see them keep their effort from start to finish,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Nate McLellan.
The Tomahawks seniors Alison Compton, Danika Loucks and Miriah Summers controlled the sets and played key roles in the chemistry of the team. Compton, starting setter, led the game in assists and kept a lot of possessions alive in the big runs. Loucks, outside hitter, was a strong player on the offense in the first two sets as she earned multiple kills to close out sets. Summers, outside hitter and middle blocker, led the Tomahawks in kills and blocks as she controlled the net the entire match.
If you want to come and root for the Tomahawks, their next home match will be against the Arlington Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.