On Thursday, September 8th, the Pullman Greyhound Volleyball team hosted a match against the Cheney Blackhawks. This was Pullmans first home game of the year and the crowd had their back. The game went down to the wire, with both teams equally matched throughout and the game came down to the final set. Even in that final set the game was close, tied at one point 13-13. In the end, when all the dust settled, Cheney arose as the victor, beating the hounds by a margin of two points, 15-13. Statistically the Hounds dominated, Carolena Sears had 6 blocks, Kelsey Nestegard had 5 aces, Halley Ghigleri had 25 digs, and Payton Walker had 15 kills. Although it was a loss, it was a very solid outing for the Hounds. Their next matchup will be against the East Valley Knights at East Valley on Tuesday, Spetember 13th. Go Hounds!
Year Ends at State
The Pullman Greyhounds finished the 2015 Volleyball season with an overall record of 20-11 after the 2A State tournament. The team ranked #76 in Washington State amongst all high schools. The Greyhounds first match at state was against Woodland, who eventually finished 4th in the tournament, with a 2-3 loss. Pullman pulled off a great win against Fife, winning 3-2 with a 16-14 final set to stay alive. Unfortunately, the Greyhounds were eliminated by Selah in a 1-3 loss, ending the season for the first Pullman Volleyball team to go to state since 2011. Seniors Mellisa Langerveld, Sydney Lawrence, and Logan Bledsoe played in their last matches in a Greyhound uniform. The Greyhounds maintain seven out of ten of their current varsity roster for the next season. HoundCentral will provide further updates and highlights of the Girls' Volleyball team during the offseason.
Girls' Volleyball Travels to State
The Greyhounds are in Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington this Friday and Saturday. After winning the league championship at home and defeating Prosser in a playoff game, the Hounds qualified for their first state tournament since 2011. Their first game is at 11:00 a.m. on Friday vs Woodland. The Woodland Beavers are ranked 50th in Washington with an overall record of 13-4. The Greyhounds will be led by a senior squad consisting of Melissa Langerveld, Sydney Lawrence, and libero Logan Bledsoe. Meanwhile, the Beavers' success this season can be contributed to strong team play; no single player leads the team in more than one category. The Hounds will face either Fife or White River Friday afternoon and need to win in at least one game to advance to Saturday's competition.
Hounds Win in Regular Season Finale
The Greyhounds (8-4) are the Great Northern League Champions for 2015, the first time since 2013. They went up to Cheney (8-4) on Tuesday night to fight their way to the league championship in a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. After beating the Blackhawks at home, the Hounds faced a farmiliar team in a farmiliar atmosphere. Set 1 was back and forth with the Hounds pulling ahead 27-25. Cheney battled back and tied it with a 22-25 win. After two tough losses after holding a lead, the Hounds didn't want to give up the loss to Cheney and topped them in sets 3 and 4 with 25-22 and 25-21 wins. Melissa Langerveld had 29 digs and 4 aces to complement Sydney Lawrence's 15 kills. The Hounds will host the District tournament on Saturday, October 31st. Houndcentral will continually update on the Hounds during the postseason.