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Mules split two games; district play starting

District games begin on Saturday for the Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team, which split games this week with a win on the road and a loss at home.

Last Thursday, the Lady Mules traveled to Winlock and lost to the Cardinals in four sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-14.

"Our focus tonight was on playing together and holding steady energy as a team," Coach Kayli Hurley said. "We made strides in this area."

Reigha Niemeyer had13 kills, six aces, and 10 digs. Miya Kerstetter added seven kills and seven aces. Genevieve Fleming had three stuff blocks and two kills, Breyonna Montgomery contributed 25 assists, and four aces, and Amirah Abdul Kariem had three aces, seven digs, and two kills.

On Monday, the team lost to Kalama in three sets, 3-25, 15-25, and 20-25.

"As you can see we started a bit sluggish in set one but improved steadily over the match," Coach Hurley said. "Kalama is a tough squad."

Niemeyer and Abdul-Kariem had big digs in the back court, and Ava Thomas had an overall strong match, according to Hurley. Kerstetter had six kills and six digs.

Monday night was also senior night, and teammates McKenna Mendez, Niemeyer, Selena Salas, Montgomery, Kerstetter, and Thomas were honored.

The Lady Mules traveled to Morton/White Pass yesterday (Wednesday) for their final game of the regular season after The Eagle had gone to press.

As of Monday, the team was in sixth place in league with a 3-5 conference record.

Check the Wahkiakum Eagle Sports Report on Facebook for updates on District game times and results.


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