Lady Mules beat 3 of 4 volleyball opponents


February 25, 2021

Diana Zimmerman

Megan Leitz sets up her serve.

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team won three of four matches this week, to bring their record to 4-1.

Last Thursday, they beat Winlock at home in three sets, 25-14, 25-14, and 25-20.

Jansi Merz had 11 kills and Jordyn Watson added seven kills and was strong on serve receive, Coach Kayli Hurley said. Teylor Sauer and Shelby McEneny had five kills apiece and MJ Neves served five aces.

"This was a good team effort and we really focused on improving our energy and hype," Hurley said. "The girls decided this was an important focus for us tonight and they made strides."

The JV team won their match as well, taking two of three sets, 25-8, 22-25, and 15-8.

The C Squad won in two, 25-7 and 25-6.

On Friday afternoon, the Lady Mules beat Onalaska in three sets at home, 25-21, 25-13, and 25-17. The JV team won as well, 25-8, 25-9, and 15-8 and the C Squad won both of their sets, 25-13 and 25-20.

On Monday, the team traveled to Stevenson and won in three sets 25-11, 25-8, and 25-6.

The JV team won their match too, 25-11, 25-7, and 15-5.

On Tuesday, the Lady Mules celebrated senior night, and honored 11 seniors on the team, as well as their senior manager.

Diana Zimmerman

The Lady Mules celebrate a point against Adna on Tuesday night.

They lost to Adna in four hard fought sets in front of a home crowd, 24-26, 25-19, 25-27, and 17-25.

"Adna scrapped and kept the ball alive," Coach Kayli Hurley said. "It was hard to find a place to put the ball away and that resulted in some pretty fun rallies over the course of the night."

"We were really looking forward to the competition this match, and as a team we were able to pinpoint some places where we can really grow," she added.

Merz had 13 kills and four blocks and McEneny added five kills.

"Reigha Niemeyer played some stellar defense," Hurley said, "and Shantelle Shervey came in with some big service runs to build our momentum when we needed it."

JV won their match, 16-25, 25-22, and 15-11.


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