Volleyball: Sequim sweeps aside Trojans, Spartans

Olympic League standings (as of Sept. 17)

North Kitsap 2-0 3-0

Bremerton 2-1 2-1

North Mason 2-1 3-1

Kingston 2-2 2-3

Sequim 1-1 2-1

Port Angeles 0-2 0-3

Olympic 0-3 1-4

After opening the season with a tough loss at Kingston, Sequim’s Wolves found the win column in a big way last week, topping a key league foe in one match and blowing out a non-league foe in another two days later.

Sequim (2-1) started the week strong with a 3-1 win at Olympic on Sept. 12.

Tayler Breckenridge paced the Wolves with team highs in kills (11) and digs (22) as the Wolves won the first two games 26-24 and 25-19. Sequim dropped the third game 25-22 before rebounding to close out the fourth.

“Tayler led our offense with smart hitting and strong attacks,” Sequim coach Jennie Webber Heilman said.

“(In the) third game we just slacked off and lost momentum,” she said. “We had a pep talk (at) the beginning of the fourth game; we played much better and were attacking with authority.”

Kalli Wiker had five kills and a team-best 16 assists, Bobbi Sparks had four of Sequim’s 10 aces and Arlene Law added four kills and four blocks.

Wiker was key in Sequim’s taking the first set as the Wolves overcame two Trojan match points.

“We started well but then (Olympic) had a tough server that scored nine points in a row,” Webber Heilman said. “We did not get ahead until Kalli started serving (down) 22-24. We scored four points in a row with Kalli getting an ace for game point.”

Lindsey Leader chipped in with four kills and was 25-for-25 serving. Brittney Gale posted 10 assists and 12 digs.

“Kalli and Brittney were setting well, mixing up our offensive attack,” Webber Heilman said.

On Sept. 14, Sequim routed the Forks Spartans in three games, winning 25-14, 25-8, 25-11.

“We pretty much dominated the match,” Webber Heilman said. “The setters Kalli and Brittney did a great job spreading out our attack.”

Gale had eight assists and a team-high eight aces wile Wiker added seven assists. Breckenridge paced the offense with eight kills and Latisha Robideau added four.

Isabelle Dennis was 12-for-12 serving with three of Sequim’s 16 aces. Jayla Julmist had a pair of kills in her first varsity action.

See photos from the match here.

The Wolves also swept the junior varsity match, 3-0.

Looking ahead

Sequim was scheduled to host North Mason on Sept. 19.

The Wolves are at North Kitsap Sept. 21 before taking on some of the region’s top teams at the Monarch Challenge at Mark Morris High School in Longview on Sept. 23.

Sequim hosts rival Port Angeles on Sept. 26 and looks to avenge a season-opening loss when they host Kingston’s Buccaneers on Sept. 28.

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