WRHS VOLLEYBALL: White River rallies for No. 4 seed to districts

When a volleyball squad clinches the South Puget Sound League 2A crown with a 12-0 record, as White River did, that distinction is sometimes adorned with certain privileges, like playing poorly during Saturday’s 2A subdistrict event at Franklin Pierce and still advancing to the West Central District tournament.

The district tourney also will be in the Franklin Pierce gymnasium.

The Hornets lost subdistrict matches to Port Angeles and Interlake, yet had the No. 4 seed bestowed upon them going into this Friday’s engagement against Fife at the district tourney. The match begins at 7 p.m.

“We simply made way to many errors and our passing was a bit off all day, which really threw the rest of our offense out of sync,” White River coach Stryder Argo said following the subdistrict debacle.

Against Port Angeles, White River lost the first set 17-25, won the second 25-23, then dropped two more. During the course of the third and fourth sets against the Roughriders, WRHS committed a total of 25 errors in the 25-19 and 25-18 setbacks.

“It is just hard to beat good teams when you are giving them half of their points,” Argo said.

In the ensuing match with Interlake, the only club to hand White River a defeat this season (in a nonleague encounter in early October), it was more of the same.

Jailyn VanSickle recorded a combined 26 kills in the pair of matches and Dannie Stroud contributed 18 kills in the effort.


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