A Game 1 serving streak by Kari Wilson sparked Astoria to a three-game sweep over Yamhill-Carlton Tuesday night in nonleague volleyball action, 25-8, 25-22, 25-23.
The Fishermen opened the 2003 season with a five-game loss at Yamhill, but Astoria set the tone in Game 1 this time around as Wilson served 10 consecutive points on the way to the win.
Corey Jacobson led the offensive attack for the Fishermen with 11 kills and three aces, with nine kills from Laura Ferguson.
Molly Roman and Nicole McBride provided solid play in the back row, and Shyra Merila had her usual consistent performance with 27 assists, three kills, a block and an ace.
Astoria's Brittany McGinnis started in place of Heather Arnold, out for week with an ankle sprain.
The Fishermen play at Molalla Thursday.
Taft. def. SeasideLINCOLN CITY - The Seaside volleyball team won the first two games and held a 24-21 advantage in Game 4 before Taft rallied to win the lengthy nonleague match, 19-25, 24-26, 25-15, 28-26, 15-9.
The Gulls had an outstanding night at the service line, missing only four serves all night. Seaside also led 9-7 in the fifth game, but fell short.
Seaside hosts North Marion Thursday.
Knappa def. JewellKNAPPA - The Jewell Bluejays caught Knappa by surprise last year, as the Class 1A Jays knocked off the Loggers three games to two in the 2003 season opener.
The Loggers were ready this year, but the Jays still took Knappa to the limit Tuesday night at Knappa.
In their 2004 home opener, the Loggers rallied from a 2 games-to-1 deficit and fought off a 16-15 Jewell lead in Game 5 to win the match, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 18-16.
Nadra Evans led the Loggers with 13 kills, in addition to going 29-of-31 at the service line with six aces.
Knappa teammate Katie Ho added 10 kills, while Ali Gerttula had seven blocks and Meagan Harn dished out 30 assists.
The Loggers take part in the Neah-Kah-Nie Invitational Saturday, while Jewell plays at Heritage Thursday.
Mules def. WarriorsCATHLAMET, Wash. - Wahkiakum defeated Warrenton in three games Tuesday night, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20, in a nonleague volleyball match in Cathlamet, Wash.
LeslieAnn Hayward had a solid night in the hitting department for the Warriors, pounding out six kills on 18-of-21 attempts. Teammate Whitney Johnson was 13-of-17 for five kills.
Ashley Poole connected on 14-of-16 serves, while Hayward was 8-of-10.
The Road Warriors continue their road swing Thursday at South Bend (Wash.).
Ocosta def. IlwacoILWACO, Wash. - Ocosta outlasted Ilwaco in Southwest Washington volleyball action Tuesday night, 25-23, 25-12, 16-25, 15-25, 15-12.
South Bend def. NaselleSOUTH BEND, Wash. - A Naselle rally fell short Tuesday night at South Bend as the Indians hung on for a 25-23, 25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 15-12 win over the Comettes.
Kelli Revis and Annie Herrold had seven kills apiece for Naselle, which held an 8-4 lead in the fifth game before losing.
Sylvia Herrold added six kills and Katherine Herrold had five kills for the Comettes, who host Mossyrock Thursday.