On Senior Night at Pullman high school, the Greyhounds (7-4) got upset by the Clarkston Bantams (5-7) in an aggressive comeback as the Hounds lose their first home game this season. With only one game remaining in the regular season, the Hounds remain one game behind the Cheney Blackhawks in the Great Northern League. Senior Sydney Lawrence led Pullman with 16 kills and 3 blocks while junior Halley Ghilgleri had 20 assists. Clarkston pulled through as a team, highlighted with a similar 20 assist performance from Molly Eggleston and 15 digs from Kayla Snyder. Pullman won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-13 to take the early lead, but the Bantams evened it up with 25-21 and 25-20 sets. To cap the game off, Clarkston took set 5 15-8, marking the second time in a row the Greyhounds lost in the final set by the same score. Needing a win to tie Cheney for the top of the Great Northern League, the Greyhounds head up Tuesday, October 27th to take on the Blackhawks in the final game of the regular season.
Hounds Winning Streak Snapped at Seven
The Greyhounds (7-3) traveled to battle against the East Valley Knights (6-5) on October 20th at East Valley. The Knights, who had won and lost against the Greyhounds this season, took the match 3-2. The Hounds came out firing and won the first two sets 25-15 and 25-17. The Knights were not resigned to quit and dominated the 3rd set with a 25-8 win. Set 4 was closer, and the Knights scraped by with a 25-23 win before finishing the game off strong with a 15-8 final set. Melissa Langerveld never gave up for the Hounds, delivering team highs of 14 kills, 5 aces, and 23 digs. Jordan Phelan led East Valley with 15 kills and 2 aces to power her team to the win. The Greyhounds snapped a 7 game winning streak. They hope to get back on track Thursday, October 22nd with a home game against the Clarkston Bantams (4-7).
Hounds Win In Three
The Hounds shutout the West Valley Eagles winning in three sets. The first set was a well fought battle between the two teams, but the Hounds were able to overcome the Eagles winning 26-24. In the second set the Hounds breezed by the Eagles winning 25-11. The last set the Eagles made a run late in the game to take the lead 17-16 but would only score three more points, the Hounds on the other hand would rally to win the match 25-20. Senior Melissa Langerveld led the team offensively with 12 kills, while defensively senior libero Logan Bledsoe led the team in digs. With this win the Hounds are now 7-2 and in first place.
Greyhounds Take Over First Place
The Pullman Greyhounds (6-2) beat the Cheney Blackhawks (6-3) to take sole possession of first place in the Great Northern League on October 13th at home. On Superhero Day at Pullman High School, the Greyhounds had their own heroes in Junior Hailey Ghigleri, who led the team with 40 assists, and senior Melissa Langerveld, who had 16 kills and 18 digs, as the Greyhounds downed the Blackhawks in 4 sets. After storming out to a 25-18 win in the first set, Cheney battled back to even it out in set 2 with a 22-25 win. Sets 3 and 4 were neck-and-neck, with both teams exchanging shots and having equal chances to win. In the end, the Greyhounds pulled ahead both times with 30-28 and 27-25 wins, respectively. The Greyhounds next game is against the West Valley Eagles (1-7) on Thursday, October 15th at home.