ILWACO, Wash. — Knappa snapped a two-match losing streak with a four-game win Thursday night in Ilwaco, Washington, in nonleague volleyball action.
The Loggers scored the cross-state victory by bouncing back from a Game 1 loss, then holding off the Fishermen with some strong serving for the win, 21-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-23.
“I was a bit worried as to how we would measure up against this much larger school on the other side of the river,” said Knappa coach Jeff Kaul.
After Ilwaco captured the first game, Knappa jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead in Game 2 behind nine straight service points from Aiko Miller.
More strong serving by Kourtney Tischer led to a 24-10 lead, and the eventual win for the Loggers.
Knappa built an early nine-point advantage in Game 3, with Tischer at the service line.
Ilwaco rallied to within 16-15, but the Loggers regrouped behind more pinpoint serving from Tischer.
Knappa built a 21-18 advantage, and Miller finished the game at the service line to give the Loggers a two games-to-one edge.
The Lady Fishermen led 15-10 in Game 4, before Knappa’s Taylin Regier drilled four successful jump serves for an eventual 15-15 tie.
Knappa’s Sophia Carlson got her turn at the line and served the Loggers to a 20-16 lead.
One last rally by Ilwaco brought the Fishermen to within 24-23, before the Loggers scored the match point on a net violation.
Tischer was 25-for-25 serving with five aces, five digs and 11 assists, while Miller was 21-for-21 at the service line with four aces and 18 digs.
Jordan Walter hit 10-of-10 serves and added 10 digs, Vicki Ramvick had four blocks, and Hannah Dietrichs scored 10 kills for Knappa. Regier finished with four kills and three blocks.