Valley athletes on the college volleyball floor, 8-27

Yesterday and last night provided a lot of exciting college volleyball action involving Valley athletes. Here’s a wrapup on the activities.

Washington State ekes out win over Seattle U in five-set thriller
Washington State rebounded from an earlier heartbreaking loss to Eastern Washington to score a come-from-behind win over the host Redhawks in their tournament at Seattle University. Scores were 19-25, 25-21, 17-25, 26-24, 15-12 as the Cougars overcame a 2-1 hole and scored the match victory in very tight fashion. Zoe Gogan, a freshman from Fall City who graduated from Mount Si back in June, did not see playing time for WSU, but all three Seattle U seniors who have ties to the Snoqualmie-based Ridge Valley organization saw action, and all contributed.

Cristin Richards had 21 kills and 15 digs and was named to the All-Tournament team, while Jordan Keller added eight kills and four blocks. Megan Augustavo paced things with seven digs. All three are coaches with the RVVB club, run by Mount Si coach Bonnie Foote.

In the earlier game, WSU fell to the Eagles 22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 15-8. Like in the match against Seattle, Gogan also did not see any action for the Cougars in this contest.

San Diego State wins its opening tournament
Behind a nice supporting effort from a player with Mount Si ties, SDSU beat Portland and Nevada-Reno to take the title in its own tournament. The Aztecs beat Portland in a wild five-set thriller 21-25, 25-20, 24-26, 26-24, 15-9. Summer Nash, a SDSU sophomore who as a high school player helped Mount Si to its first of four straight state tournament appearances back in 2007 before transferring, had seven kills and one dig in this effort. The Aztecs then rolled over UNR 25-20, 25-14, 25-18 behind a nine kill, three block effort from the Bishop Blanchet grad.

Hope International falls in barn-burner to close out their tournament play
HIU gave it its all, but went down in five to Cascade Collegiate Conference member Corban of Salem, OR, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 15-11 at a tournament in Santa Clarita, CA. Senior Sine Schirmer, from North Bend and a 2007 Mount Si grad, had 14 kills, eight digs, five blocks and two aces to aid the Royals’ efforts.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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