East Valley travelled to Pullman on October 17th for the game that would decide the league champs for the 2018 season. Pullman didn’t let East Valley win a single set with set scores of 25-9, 25-19, and 25-12. Pullman had yet another good defensive game, not letting the ball hit the floor. Furthermore, Pullman’s front row was smart about placing the ball and making hard attacks. Sophomore Mikayla Uhlenkott had a total of 11 kills beating the top East Valley by five more kills. Mikayla Uhlenkott also had a total of 16 digs, beating the East Valley libero by nine. Another sophomore who had a good game was Addison Hawes with four total aces, beating the top East Valley player by two. Senior Lucy Gao had yet another great game, racking up a total of 24 assists, beating the East Valley setter by 13 assists. Gao also had three blocks. Pullman’s record is now 12-1, and they are ranked first in league. Their last league game will be on October 23rd against Clarkston, and it will be senior night. The team will be recognizing the two seniors on varsity (Tianah Sanders and Lucy Gao). The Hounds will be looking to improve their record by adding one more win.
Quote of the Game: Senior Tianah Sanders told her teamates, "We are capable of so much, so Essketit boys."
The Pullman Greyhounds travelled to Spokane for the last away game of the season. They played West Valley for an only three-set game. The set scores of the game were 25-13, 25-10, and 25-17. It was a good day for Pullman. Pullman setter Lucy Gao had 28 assists and a total of three blocks. Kali Gesser said before the game that an important thing to remember is to “know your worth.” The Pullman Greyhounds drew from that motivation during the second set to keep West Valley at a score of ten points. Addison Hawes had an impressive serving game, racking up a total of four aces. Hanna Gecas played well defensively, not letting a single ball touch the ground. Maddy Oelke also had a great game, leading the Pullman offense. Lastly, Tianah Sanders had a outstanding offensive game, scoring lots of points for the Pullman Greyhounds. Pullman's serves weren’t as good as in the game they played previously, but it was still a quality game for Pullman overall. Pullman's next game is at home on October 13th against Cheney at 1:30 PM. The team hopes to see you there!
Quote of the Match: Kali Gesser said before the game “Know your worth”
Cheney took on Pullman at home on October 13. The game only consisted of three sets and Pullman ended up winning yet another game adding on to their 11-1 streak. Pullman won all the sets the scores 25-12, 25-10, and 25-19. Pullman had a another consistent game. Pullmans offense did great pulling 10 kills for both Maddy Oelke and Mikayla Uhlenkott. Lucy Gao, Pullman setter had yet again another great game with 32 assists beating the Cheney setter by 15 assists. Pullman also had more aces than Cheney, India Rahmani had 5 aces while Cheney only had 2. Hanna Gecas the libero for the Pullman Greyhounds had 10 stellar digs making for a good defensive game. Pullmans middle blocker Alexus Haugen had a total of 2 blocks. The next game is game against East Valley on October 16. The game will decide who will be the top team in the league. Let’s hope the Greyhounds continue there amazing season. Quote of the game: Mikayla Uhlenkott said after the game, “If we keep improving like we do. We could be unstopp-able”.
The two of the top three teams in the League played in Clarkston for a three set slammer, with Pullman battling Clarkston. Before the game even started, the Clarkston coach boldly stated, “We can hang with Pullman. We beat East Valley and took them to five sets the last time we played Pullman.” Pullman decided that they weren’t going to let Clarkston “hang” with them by coming out and slamming Clarkston, only letting them score six points in the first set. This was the best set of the season for Pullman with an ending set score of 25-6. The next set was still good, but not nearly as thrilling as the first set as Pullman kept them under 20, with a set score of 25-15. The last set was close, but Pullman still came out with the win, at 25-23. Throughout the game, Pullman's blocks were on point. In the first set, the blocks were so good that Clarkston couldn’t even get the ball back over the net. Therefore, Pullman's defense had a pretty easy night because the ball only came to them once or twice. Junior Alexus Haugen had her best blocking game of the season. She stepped up and contributed a lot for the team. Another player that had a good blocking performance was Senior Lucy Gao, racking up a lot of blocks and 24 assists. Addison Hawes, a sophomore, also had a great serving game with 7 aces, a high for the night. Maddy Oelke, junior, had eleven digs and ten kills. Sophomore Mikayla Uhlenkott also had ten kills. Overall, Pullman's record improved from 6-1 to 7-1 in league, making this a win that Pullman won’t forget. Quote of the Game: Sophomore and right side hitter Addison Hawes said, "For the rest of the league games the other teams need to watch out."