OLYMPIA, Wash. – An exciting day of volleyball was capped off with a five-set nailbiter in the final match as day two of the 2012 Red Lion Evergreen Invitational came to a close at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
The Northwest Eagles soared out to an early lead and never looked back, picking up their second sweep of the tournament over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers, winning 25-13, 25-17, 25-19.
Northwest was led by nine kills from Olivia Vandlac. Ashton Arbuthnot put up 28 assists while Sarah Stoker put down nine blocks on the match to lead the Eagles to victory. NU totaled 12 team blocks on the morning, compared with just six for Lewis & Clark.
Lewis & Clark was led by four kills each from Kayla Ernewein, Alicia Callejo-Black and Jennifer Dowdy. The Pios, who totaled just 17 kills on the match, were in the red for the match, hitting -.080.
In the first battle of British Columbia, it was Simon Fraser coming out on top, defeating Camosun College in straight sets, 25-21, 25-23, 28-26.
Simon Fraser was led by nine kills from Jessica Young and eight each from Danielle Curtis and Amanda Renkema. Victoria Senges recorded 21 assists on the match while also putting down a pair of service aces.
Camosun was led by eight kills from Erika Morris. Jamie Rodstrom led the Chargers with 17 assists while Morgan Marshall got her hands on four blocks for the team.
The Bearcats earned their first win of the young season as they knocked off host Evergreen in four sets, winning 25-16, 25-21, 14-25, 25-16.
Columbia Bible was led by 18 kills from Sadie Bell. Maria Cupido put down 10 kills while Anna Cupido finished with 40 assists. Jill Ratzlaff led the team with 21 digs on the match.
Evergreen was led by nine kills from Cassidy Watkins (Tucson, Ariz./Trevecca Nazarene Univ.). Sasha Nash (Salt Lake City, Utah/SkylineHS) chipped in 20 assists while K.C. Beadle (Prunedale, Calif./Gavilan College) had five blocks in the losing effort.
Northwest continued their winning ways against Simon Fraser, defeating the Clan in four sets, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23.
The Eagles were led by 10 kills from Vandlac. Arbuthnot added 30 assists to her tournament totals while libero Heather Shulke dug out 16 balls on the match.
Simon Fraser was led by 15 kills from Jessica Young. Remkema added 13 while Madelin Hait finished with 11 kills. Senges put up 35 assists on 45 kills.
Columbia Bible earned their second win of the day in the game’s fifth match, defeating Lewis & Clark in straight sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-18.
The Bearcats were led by 11 kills each from Ratzlaff and Sadie Ball. Anna Cupido earned 32 of 37 total assists for CBC.
Lewis & Clark was led by eight kills from Brigitte Russo. Kelsie Dorpat had 23 assists for the Pios while Elena Hoff led the team with 12 digs on the match.
Down two sets to none, the Camosun Charges charged back, defeating the Evergreen Geoducks, 21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-10, 15-8.
Camosun was led by 14 kills from Carly Hilliard. Kelsey Clarke finished with 38 assists while Mariah Holmstrom led the team with 18 digs on the match.
Evergreen was led by 12 kills from Watkins, the only Geoduck with double-digit kills. Nash added 15 assists to her season totals while Sonja Arrasi-Nash (Salt Lake City, Utah/Westminster) led all players with 35 digs on the night.
The 2012 Red Lion Evergreen Invitational wraps up on Saturday morning, beginning with Camosun and Northwest at 9 a.m. at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash. Simon Fraser will then face Columbia Bible at 11 a.m. with Evergreen hosting Lewis & Clark in the tournament finale at 1 p.m.