GASTON — In a late match Tuesday, Gaston swept Knappa in a Northwest League volleyball opener, 25-12, 25-16, 25-12, in a sweltering hot Gaston gymnasium.
The defending league champion Greyhounds are coming off an undefeated league season in 2016, and are the favorites to repeat this year.
“The final scores were not reflective of the Logger effort,” said Knappa coach Jeff Kaul. “Gaston is just a really good team right now, with strong serving, speed, and some very good hitters. The Loggers played hard, but it’s tough to get rolling when you never know where the ball is going to come from next.”
Paris Vanderburg had five assists and four kills, and Kaitlyn Truax was 6-for-6 from the service line for Knappa. Jaden Miethe finished with eight digs, and Aiko Miller added four digs and three kills.