Pateros hosts six-team volleyball tourney

PATEROS – The Nannies varsity volleyball team hosted its annual volleyball tournament last Saturday, Oct. 21, and attracted six teams to a day’s worth of elimination matches. Teams from Omak, Tonasket JV, Manson, and Harrington joined the Pateros varsity and JV girls in the round-robin play.
Pateros varsity coach Gene Dowers provided scoring details and commentary on how each team performed.
Omak defeated Pateros 25-22, 25-14 in the tournament championships.
Manson defeated Tonasket JV in the third and fourth place match.
Pateros JV defeated Harrington 25-14, 24-26, 15-10 in the match for fifth and sixth.
“Each team played best two-of-three matches in a round-robin pool of three to qualify for the championship brackets in the afternoon,” Dowers said.
Pool One included Pateros, Harrington, and Tonasket JV. Pateros finished first in the pool with a 25-18, 25-23 win over Tonasket JV and a 25-20, 25-21 victory over Harrington. Tonasket JV defeated Harrington 25-19, 23-25, 15-11.
Pool Two featured Omak, Manson, and Pateros JV. Omak finished first with a 25-10, 25-17 win over Pateros JV and a 22-25, 25-12, 15-6 victory over Manson. Manson defeated Pateros JV 25-16, 25-9.
Harrington and Pateros JV finished third in their respective pools and met for their last match of the day for fifth and sixth spots.
“We were really glad that Harrington was able to join the field for our tournament,” said Dowers. “They recently ended their long relationship with Sprague and are building a team of their own.”
The Nannies JV played up against three more experienced varsity teams pulled out a win in their final match.
Dowers said JV coach Ana Vazquez “has done a superb job of building this team. They’ve been a great second squad for Pateros this year and all have grown as volleyball players immensely.”
Semi-final cross-over matches between the first and second place finishers in each pool set up the final pairings, Dowers said.
In semi #1, Pateros defeated Manson 21-25, 25-17, 15-9.
In semi #2, Omak defeated Tonasket’s JV. The match for third and fourth place was played between two big teams, Dowers said.
“Tonasket has some good talent coming up to continue the success of their varsity next year,” said Dowers. “Manson has a strong senior core that works well together. They always give their best effort and it’s a pleasure to share the court with them.”
The Pateros varsity tangled with Omak and its large senior contingent that has taken the Pioneers to one of its best seasons in recent years.
“Omak’s girls have been playing together for a long time and have deep off-season experience with a couple of local clubs,” said Dowers. “They’ve dramatically improved over last season and are making the best of their last year together.”
The Nannies varsity built its game through the day and finished with a great match against Manson in the semi and a good match against Omak with a lot of offensive power in the final. “After beating a 1B team and a 2B team, they gave a 1A team a good run for their money,” Dowers said.
Sarah Poole: 4 kills, 27/31 serves w/11 aces, 2 assists, 17 passes, 17 digs.
 Jissele Ornelas: 3 kills, 1 assist, 2 passes, 2 digs, 2 blocks (one solo).
 Samantha White: 9 kills, 33/34 serves w/11 aces, 3 assists, 19 passes, 22 digs.
Ashlyn Gonzalez: 1 kill, 29/30 serves w/8 aces, 5 assists, 26 passes, 26 digs.
Andrea Baird: 2 kills, 10/14 serves w/2 aces, 11 assists, 5 digs.
Taylor Harrild: 14 kills, 20/24 serves w/8 aces, 1 assist, 2 passes, 9 digs, 3 blocks (2 solo).
Jessi Hixon: 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 solo block.
Anna Williams: 16 kills, 14/22 serves w/6 aces, 7 assists, 10 passes, 12 digs, 4 blocks (2 solo).

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