Pateros hosts Invitational Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament

Omak, Entiat, Brewster, Wilson Creek compete

PATEROS – The Nannies hosted their Invitational Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament last Saturday, Oct. 14, drawing four teams from 1A, 2B and 1A schools around the area.
“The tournament provided a day of competition for two teams that don’t get as many matches as their schools’ JV and varsity,” said Pateros coach Gene Dowers.
Starting at 8 a.m. each team played best two-of-three matches in a round-robin pool of three to qualify for the championship brackets in the afternoon.
Pool One featured Pateros, Entiat, and Omak’s C squad.
“Pateros finished first in the pool with a 25-21, 25-11 win over Omak C and a 22-25, 25-12, 15-9 victory over Entiat,” said Dowers. “Entiat defeated Omak C 25-21, 25-17.”
Pool Two was Omak, Wilson Creek, and Brewster’s C squad.
“Omak finished first with a 25-10, 25-7 win over Brewster C and a 25-20, 25-23 victory over Wilson Creek,” said Dowers. “Wilson Creek defeated Brewster C 25-10, 25-8.”
The C squads finished third in their respective pools and met for their last match of the day for fifth and sixth place.
Semi-final cross-over matches between the first and second place finishers in each pool set up the final pairings.
In semi 1, Pateros defeated Wilson Creek 25-23, 20-25, and 16-14.
In semi 2, Omak defeated Entiat.
“The match for third and fourth place was played between two teams that had both lost enough players to recent injuries that they cancelled their remaining JV regular season matches,” said Dowers. “For the P.I.T., they both brought down a couple of varsity starters to allow the JV kids to play in this tournament. Those older kids played out of their normal roles and put in a long day to make sure their teammates got to play the day.”
In the tournament final, the Pateros girls rebounded from a first-set loss to win the second set after building up a big lead behind the serving of libero Jahaira Hernandez.
“The effort of playing their third three-set match of the day started to show in the Nannies at the end,” said Dowers. “Omak was much bigger and that doesn’t go away with fatigue. The Pioneers kept their composure and made fewer errors at the end.”
Omak defeated Pateros 25-11, 23-25, 15-8, in the tournament championships
Wilson Creek defeated Entiat in the third and fourth place match.
Omak C defeated Brewster C, 25-23, 25-18 in the match for fifth and sixth.

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