Mules continue to grow on the court
September 28, 2023
The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team shows steady improvement, but is still looking for their first win of the season.
On Thursday, the Mules hosted Napavine and lost in three sets, 25-7, 25-13, and 25-15.
"We started out slow and hesitant but showed steady improvement," Coach Kayli Hurley said.
"Napavine has a strong squad with a quick offense. My blockers had some great touches.
"We've been doing a lot of tinkering with lineups trying to find one that suits us best and are getting closer."
Standouts included Amirah Abdul Kariem who had four kills, was 100 percent from the service line, and was steady on serve receive; Lizzie Kolditz, who was strong at the net and 100 percent from the service line; and setters Makayla Davis and Sam DeLaCruz, who are showing steady improvement.
On Tuesday, the Mules hosted Kalama and lost in three sets, 25-7, 25-13, and 25-15.
"Again, slow start but showing growth," Hurley said. "Kalama is a good team and although we are getting better, our game is not quite where it needs to be to pull out a win."
Standouts at that match were Lizzie Kolditz and Reese Long with three and two stuff blocks, respectively. Kolditz was also 100 percent from the service line and had two kills. Evy Hogue had a strong serving game and Amirah Abdul Kariem put up four kills.
The Mules next match is at home tonight (Thursday) against Onalaska. The Mules travel to Napavine on Tuesday.