TUMWATER - The defending Class 2A state champion Tumwater volleyball team started off the season where it left off in 2008 with a 3-0 win over the Centralia Tigers in a Class 2A Evergreen Conference volleyball opener Tuesday night.
The fifth-ranked T-Birds (1-0) defeated the seventh-ranked Tigers (0-1) by set scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20, improving their EvCo match winning streak to 65.
Freshman outside hitter Karlee Sampson led the way for Tumwater with seven kills, followed by senior Cara Olden’s five kills.
“She got a lot of sets because we were out of our system,” Tumwater coach Tana Croft said of Sampson. “She did a good job of putting them away.”
Two-time all-state libero Katrina McClaflin had a team-high 23 digs for Tumwater.
Black Hills 3, Chehalis 0: The third-ranked Wolves (1-0) made quick work of the Bearcats on the road for a 25-9, 25-19, 25-12 sweep.
Serving was the highlight for Black Hills, led by Rachel Warick’s 26-for-27 performance and eight aces. She also had 11 kills and seven digs.
Taylor Aschenbrenner and Hillary Lutz went 16-for-17 and 13-for-14, respectively, behind the service line. Middle hitter Kailah Lenz had 11 kills and two blocks.
Tumwater 4, at Centralia 2: Freshman forward Abbey Bergquist had a stellar first game in a varsity uniform, scoring a hat trick to lead the defending league champions in their EvCo opener on the road.
Timberline 202, Sumner 248: Senior Ben Talbot shot a 1-under-par 35 at the Capitol City Golf Club to earn medalist honors in a nonleague win for the Blazers (4-0).
Teammate John Jordan shot a 1-over 37, followed by Casey Worchester (40) and Cody White (41).
Bellarmine 3, Olympia 2: Hunter Wood and John Stormans won their singles matches, but the Bears lost all three of the doubles matches.
Wood, a sophomore, won the first set, 6-3, but lost the second, 6-2. After a talk with his coach, Wood won the third set, 6-0. Stormans, a freshman, won his No. 2 singles match in straight sets, winning 6-0, 6-0.