PREP VOLLEYBALL: Coeur d'Alene hands Post Falls first loss
COEUR d’ALENE — All it for Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday was a little motivation and hard work.
Sarah Wilkey had 12 kills and eight digs, Lauren Phillips eight kills and nine assists as the Vikings handed the Post Falls Trojans their first loss of the season, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 in 5A Inland Empire League play at Viking Court.
Kate Phillips had three blocks, Courtney Garwood 18 assists and three digs and Maggie Bloom 20 digs for Coeur d’Alene (6-1, 3-1 5A IEL), which hosts Moscow on Monday.
“Our hitters did a good job of controlling our block and hitting around their block," Coeur d’Alene coach Carly Curtis said. "The girls just played with heart and had some success.”
Kylie Munday had eight kills, nine assists and four aces, Kassie Gardiner 10 assists, Rylee Hartwig four blocks, Maya Blake 10 digs, Claire Holding nine digs and Brielle Nagel nine digs for Post Falls (8-1, 3-1), which swept Coeur d’Alene in Post Falls on Sept. 1.
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COEUR d’ALENE — Senior middle blocker Brenna Hawkins sparked a comeback on senior night, leading the Timberwolves from two sets down to a 20-25, 22-25, 25-8, 25-19, 15-13 victory over the visiting Hawks.
The 6-foot Hawkins totaled eight kills, three aces and three blocks for Lake City (3-2).
“Brenna Hawkins was an absolute monster tonight, and her energy sparked our comeback,” Lake City coach Michelle Kleinberg said. “She always does a great job staying positive, and it sparks confidence and energy in the other players.”
Hanah Stoddard had 12 kills and 13 assists for Lake City. Nellie Reese had 28 assists, seven kills and three aces, Jaya Miller 18 digs, Ella Hosfeld five kills, Tanai Jenkins two blocks.
“We did a better job controlling our side of the net,” Kleinberg said of the final three sets.
Katy Ryan had 19 kills and three aces for Lakeland (5-5). Abbey Neff had 23 assists, Olivia Cooper 16 digs, Bethany Johnson five blocks.
“Katy Ryan gave us trouble; she was a terror tonight,” Kleinberg said. “And they’re defense was scrappy; they were digging balls out of the bleachers and keeping them in play.”
On Thursday, Lakeland travels to Lewiston, and Lake City is home vs. Sandpoint.
COEUR d’ALENE — Maddie Kociela had seven kills for the Panthers in a 25-19, 25-11, 25-22 loss to the Wildcats in Intermountain League play at Holy Family Catholic School.
“At times, we played well,” Coeur d’Alene Charter coach Cynthia Beyer said. “We just haven’t seen the ball hit that hard and No. 15 (Kellogg’s Hailey Cheney) was hitting it pretty fast, and our blocks just weren’t used to it. We’ll be ready for it the next time.”
Emma Averill had seven digs, Raena Kendra two blocks and Rylee Peterson five kills for Coeur d’Alene Charter (4-2, 2-1 IML), which travels to Bonners Ferry on Thursday.
Kellogg (3-1, 1-0) hosts Priest River on Thursday.
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CLARK FORK — The Wampus Cats improved to 5-1, 2-0 North Star League with a 25-12, 25-7, 25-9 victory over the Warriors.
Kootenai (0-2 NSL) plays host to Wallace on Thursday.
The visiting Knights were in all three sets, but the host Tigers prevailed in the sweep, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 in nonleague play at the Mullan Pavilion.
It was the second close match this season between the two squads. Mullan won the season opener 15-13 in the fifth set in Plummer.
Arianna Havier-Gorr had seven kills and five digs for Lakeside (1-3), which starts two freshmen and two sophomores — and missed two weeks of practice recently when COVID-19 struck the program.
“We’ve practiced less time than anybody else we’ve played,” Lakeside coach Brad Veile said. “We’re in that learning process still. The biggest thing that hurt us tonight was probably our serve-receive. They served us well.”
Kria Peters added 22 assists for Lakeside. Martina Rivera and Tyshea Twoteeth had five kills each, and Mary Ann Cosby had five digs and an ace.
Lakeside plays host to Clark Fork on Thursday at 6 p.m.
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POST FALLS — Grace Gwin had six kills, Olivia White five as the visiting Royals swept the Jaguars 25-15, 25-10, 25-13 in nonleague play at The Courts at Real Life Ministries.
Katie Gipson had 30 service points for North Idaho Christian (5-2), which plays host to The Oaks on Thursday.
Genesis Prep (0-3) travels to Mullan on Thursday.