Lady Bears mix it up with Manson for volleyball No. 1

Brewster wins Quincy Invitational Tournament

The Lady Bears emerged as the champions of a 24-team tournament at Quincy Invitational Volleyball Tournament, Sept. 24. Brewster finished second in its pool, beating Omak and Highland, and losing to Ephrata. The girls made it to the Gold Bracket beating Deer Park, Ephrata, and Connell in the semi-final match. A victory over Cashmere, 25-10, and 27-25, avenged an earlier season loss to the Bulldogs and aced the championship. Courtesy Brooke McGuire

BREWSTER – Two of the best volleyball teams in the league battled for top billing as undefeated Manson played the Lady Bears in the Middle School gym last Thursday evening, Sept. 29.

The Lady Trojans arrived on the wake of a straight three-set win over previously undefeated Okanogan.

Brewster defeated Lake Roosevelt in four sets, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15, two days earlier.

“We had a slow start and never really found our rhythm all match but did a good job of persevering and finding a way to win,” head coach Marcy Boesel said.

Brewster stats

Abi Boesel: 24/25 serving, 5 aces, 8 digs, 18 assists, 8 kills.

Tori Hull: 20/21 serving, 5 aces, 6 digs, 4 kills.

Morgan McGuire: 3 digs, 9 kills, 1 block.

Makena Kelly: 18/18, 4 aces, 11 digs, 7 assists, 12 kills.

Perla Perez: 1 assist.

Maribel Pere: 4/4 hitting.

Kara Schertenleib: 19 digs.

Grace Becker: 7 digs, 6/6 serving.

Gimena Hurtado: 5 blocks.

Rae Najera: 15/16 serving, 1 ace, 2 digs.

Lucy Zhao: 7/8 serving, 1 dig.

The Lady Bears were still basking in the afterglow of their championship performance at the 24-team Quincy Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 24 (see photo).

Manson won the first set, 25-21, and the Lady Bears rallied to tie match 1-1 with a 25-20 win. The Lady Trojans won the next two sets and the match, 25-12, and 25-23.

“It was Homecoming week, so we had quite a large crowd,” said Boesel. “Manson had a lot of fans as well and it was a fun environment for both teams to compete in.”

Boesel said she was pleased with the team’s adjustment of focus and energy from the previous match against the Lady Raiders.

“We had some great rallies and took advantage of the opportunity to improve while playing a great team,” Boesel said.

Brewster stats

Abi Boesel: 22/22 serving, 4 aces, 19 digs, 16 assists, 11 kills, 1 block.

Tori Hull: 8/10 serving, 2 aces, 7 digs, 2 assists, 4 kills, 1 block.

Morgan McGuire: 10 digs, 10 kills, 2 blocks.

Makena Kelly: 11/13 serving, 1 ace, 12 digs, 12 assists, 8 kills.

Perla Perez: 1 kill.

Maribel Perez: 4/6 serving, 3 assists, 1 kill.

Kara Schertenleib: 4/4 serving, 13 digs.

Grace Becker: 6/7 serving, 1 ace, 16 digs.

Mareth Wright: 3/3 serving.

Rae Najera: 14/14 serving, 1 ace.

Lucy Zhao: 4/4 serving.

The Lady Bears are tied for second with Okanogan at this writing. The two teams meet on Oct. 11 and - barring an upset in the two intervening league games for each – will fight it out for sole second place. As rankings now stand, Manson, Brewster and Okanogan are in line to represent District 6 in State play. The 2B State championships will be held at the Yakima SunDome on Nov. 10-11.





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