Lady Mules fall to Napavine, Kalama


September 29, 2022

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team lost two games on the road this week, bringing their overall record to 3-4.

On Thursday the team headed to Napavine for a match up with the Tigers and lost in three straight sets, 15-25, 22-25, and 14-25.

“We really struggled with consistency and unforced errors tonight,” Coach Kayli Hurley said. “I look forward to seeing how the girls rebound moving into next week.”

Genevieve Fleming and Ava Thomas both had a good night at the net, Hurley said, and Reigha Niemeyer was stellar on defense. Niemeyer had five kills.

On Tuesday, the Lady Mules lost to the Chinooks in three sets in Kalama, 8-25, 13-25, and 14-25.

“Kalama is a great all around team and plays solid ball,” Coach Hurley said. “We played some good defense tonight but struggled a bit with consistency on offense and serve receive.”

Standouts for Hurley included Miya Kerstetter for “stellar defense,” Fleming and Helen Lewis for “a much improved defensive net game,” Amirah Abdul Kariem who “was flying around the back court playing scrappy defense,” and Breyonna Montgomery for being “consistent and aggressive from the service line.”

Niemeyer had eight kills and 12 digs.

“Shoutout to my bench as well,” Hurley said. “Their energy and fire helps to carry us through. Their selfless contribution is, as always, priceless.”

League play begins today (Thursday) for Wahkiakum in Onalaska.


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