Volleyball: Wolves top Trojans, fall to NK’s Vikings

Sequim’s volleyball squad earned a split of league games last week, sweeping Olympic’s Trojans on the road on Sept. 14 before falling in three sets to Olympic League powerhouse North Kitsap two days later.

Against the Trojans, Allie Gale led the Wolves with 21 assists and six aces, serving 21-for-25 as Sequim won 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.

“We actually played really well; we defended really well,” SHS coach Jennie Webber Heilman said.

Webber Heilman said the Wolves actually fell behind in the third game, but Gale went on an eight-point run to help put the Trojans away.

Kendall Hastings also had 16 kills and added two blocks.

“They just couldn’t stop her,” Webber Heilman said of Hastings.

Lindsay Swanson served 17-for-18 with three aces, and Jolene Vaara had a good all-around match, serving nine-for-10 with two aces, six kills, six digs and four blocks. Kelsi Bergeson chipped in four kills, while Jordan Kidd served five-for-six with three digs.

On Sept. 16, the Wolves went back-and-forth with the league-leading Vikings, but a rough second set didn’t help the cause in a 21-25, 14-25, 23-25 defeat.

“(In the) second game we went a little flat and they got some serving runs on us and we weren’t able to catch up,” Webber Heilman said. “First and third games we didn’t allow any runs, so we stayed closer.”

The Wolves struggled to consistently land their serves.

“The most serves we got in a row was four, which is unusual for our servers,” Webber Heilman said.

Hastings led the Wolves offensively with five kills. Gale served five-for-five with 16 assists and 11 digs.

Lindsay Swanson was a perfect 12-of-12 on serves with two aces and added seven digs. Jordan Hegtvedt chipped in six digs and served seven-for-seven with an ace. Jolene Vaara added five kills, nine digs and two aces.

The Wolves (2-1 in league play, 3-1 overall) were scheduled to host Bainbridge in Sept. 21 — results were not available at press time.

Coming up

Sequim plays three of its next four matches on the road, taking on Bremerton’s Knights in Bremerton on Sept. 23. Sequim hosts Kingston on Sept. 28 before road dates at North Mason on Sept. 30 and Port Angeles on Oct. 5.

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