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.
Hounds Beat Knights
The Hounds beat the East Valley Knights in four sets on Tuesday, October 6th. In the first set the Hounds came out firing and won 9-25. In the second set the Hounds battled but were not able to overcome East Valley; led by senior captain Jordan Phelan. The Hounds didn't get discouraged and were able to come back and battle to win the last two sets 12-25, and 23-25. The freshmen setter Lucy Gao had an amazing day assisting 36 times, while sophomore Kelsey Nestagard led the team in kills with 15. The Hounds are now 14-8 overall and 4-2 in league play, while the Knights drop to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league. The next game for the Hounds is Thursday, October 8th against Clarkston in Clarkston. The next home game is Tuesday, October 13th where the Hounds will look to go 5-0 at home against Cheney.