Timberline comes back to edge Capital in volleyball

The OlympianSeptember 18, 2013 

Timberline rallied against Capital to win the final two games — including a 6-0 run to start the fifth and deciding game — for a 3-2 non-league volleyball win over the Cougars on Tuesday night at Timberline High School.

The Blazers won, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-8, to improve to 3-0 overall.

Timberline senior Riley Podowicz had a match-high 22 kills, three blocks and 19 digs.

Emily Tate added 11 kills and went 14-for-14 serving for the Blazers.

Marissa Ottesen paced the Cougars with 30 digs, and Rachel Erickson added 10 kills and 13 digs.

At North Thurston 3, Foss 0: The Rams rebounded from a 3A Narrows League loss to Shelton last week with a 25-7, 25-11, 25-6 home sweep of the Falcons.

North Thurston was paced by Katie Sisson’s 12-for-13 serving with five aces and Annie Koehler’s five kills.

At Northwest Christian 3, South Bend 1: Megan VanMarter registered 13 kills, 10 blocks and five serving aces in the Navigators’ 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17 victory.


Yelm 1, at Timberline 1: Sophomore Leah Magee scored for Timberline, and Yelm’s Rheese Dolgash notched her third goal of the season in the non-league tie.

Aberdeen 3, at River Ridge 1: Tayler Housden’s three goals led Aberdeen over the Hawks.

At Tumwater 2, W.F. West 1: Tumwater improved to 2-0 in Class 2A Evergreen Conference action with the home victory.

Stephanie Moore and Peyton Brown scored for the Thunderbirds.


North Thurston 120, at Shelton 49: Megan Harn and Sarah Topping swept the freestyle events to lead the Rams to a blowout win in a 3A Narrows League dual meet.

Harn won the 50 freestyle (29.44 seconds) and 100 free (1:06.30). Topping took the 200 free (2:14.94) and 500 free (6:02.97).

The Rams won 10 out of the 11 events.

At Timberline 143, Lincoln 34: Timberline won 10 out of the 11 events in its 3A Narrows victory as sophomore Payten Goodwin won the 50 free (28.05) and 100 free (1:01.36). She also swam the first leg in the Blazers’ winning 200 medley (2:15.09) and 200 free (1:58.31) relays.

Bears sweep: The Norman sisters — Sarah and Ali — combined to win four events as Olympia swept Kentwood (115-68) and Kent-Meridian (140-19) at Kentwood High.

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