PREP VOLLEYBALL: Cd'A tops Lake City in 5 again
COEUR d’ALENE — For the second time in three weeks, the Coeur d’Alene Vikings rallied for a five-set victory over their city rival, the Lake City Timberwolves.
On Sept. 14, Coeur d’Alene overcame a 2-0 deficit to win on its home court.
On Thursday night, the Vikings captured the final two sets to win 12-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-20, 16-14 at Lake City in Inland Empire League play.
“I feel like both teams had their moments — great digs, great defenses, great attacks,” said Coeur d’Alene coach Carly Curtis, whose team fell behind 5-0 in the deciding fifth set to 15. “We’ve been talking about mental focus, and resetting after an error. I think both teams were just battling it out, playing their hearts out, and we just happened to pull it out.”
Madi Symons had 21 kills and three aces for Coeur d’Alene (10-9, 3-5 IEL). Skylar Burke had six kills and two blocks, Olivia Naccarato six kills, Hailey Wuolle 35 assists, Olivia Dixon 13 digs, Maicy Nelson eight digs, Paisley Goings four aces.
Hanah Stoddard, who verbally committed to Gonzaga prior to the season, had 24 kills, five aces and two blocks for Lake City (13-4, 3-4). Nellie Reese had 13 kills, 18 assists and nine digs, Allie Bowman 15 digs, Ella Hosfeld 18 assists, Aubrey Stennett three aces.
‘We had our moments and opportunities, and we didn’t put the ball away when we needed to,” Lake City coach Michelle Kleinberg said. “I’m sure we’ll see them again in a couple of weeks at districts.”
The city rivals are battling for the second and third seeds to the 5A Region 1 tournament which begins Oct. 16. The No. 2 seed plays host to the No. 3 seed in the first round, and Coeur d’Alene holds the tiebreaker over Lake City, should the two teams finish tied in the league standings.
Coeur d’Alene has one league match left, Tuesday at Lewiston.
Lake City plays host to Lewiston on Saturday and visits Lakeland on Tuesday, both in league matches.
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LEWISTON — The visiting Trojans completed an unbeaten IEL season, but it didn’t come easy, winning 21-25, 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 15-10 over the Bengals.
No statistics were available.
Post Falls (23-6, 9-0 IEL) is idle until hosting a first-round match in the 5A Region 1 tournament on Oct. 16.
Lewiston is 6-6, 1-6.
RATHDRUM — Addie Kiefer, one of four seniors honored on senior night, totaled 16 kills and 12 digs as the host Hawks swept the Bulldogs 25-10, 25-16, 25-13 in IEL play at Hawk Court.
Senior Sam Daniels added 26 assists for Lakeland (17-13, 4-2 IEL). Senior Bethany Johnson had eight kills and four blocks, senior Olivia Staudinger three aces, junior Kenna Simon eight blocks, junior Ellie Carlson 14 digs.
“It was a great senior night,” Lakeland coach Kelsie Badger said. “All four of our seniors played lights out.”
Sandpoint is 3-10, 1-5.
Lakeland plays host to Lake City on Tuesday.
COEUR d’ALENE — McKennah Kronenberg had 10 kills as the visiting Tigers beat the Panthers 25-10, 25-11, 25-14 in Intermountain League play at Holy Family Catholic School.
Sami Wilfong added 20 assists and three aces for Timberlake (8-6, 5-2 IML). Isabelle Torr had seven digs, Jaycie Pratt four kills, four digs and three aces.
Taylor Peterson had seven digs, two kills and two aces for Coeur d’Alene Charter (2-9, 1-5). Raeana Kendra added eight digs and three blocks, Kalei Merrifield three digs.
“We played our best game of the season because our team bonded together to fight for every point,” Charter coach Christel Moores-Winkle said. “As a coach I couldn’t be prouder of how they fought.”
Coeur d’Alene Charter plays host to Kellogg on Monday.
Timberlake travels to Priest River on Tuesday.
PLUMMER — Arianna Havier-Gorr had eight kills and served six straight points in the second set to send the Knights past the Tigers in a nonleague match at Ron Miller Court.
“The girls are starting to play really well together,” Lakeside coach Kim Duncan said. “They’ve been working on their fundamentals, and it’s showing up.”
Lakeside (4-7) hosts Wallace in a Scenic Idaho Conference match on Tuesday.
WALLACE — The Miners (13-4, 3-0 Scenic Idaho Conference) wrapped up the league title with the 3-0 win over the Jaguars (3-6, 1-3).
No other information was available.