CALDWELL, Idaho – A balanced attack and a stifling defense led the 14th-ranked College of Idaho Coyotes past the Evergreen Geoducks, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, in a Cascade Conference volleyball match on Friday night at J.A. Albertson Center in Caldwell, Idaho.
In the first set, the Yotes used a 7-1 run to build the early lead. The Geoducks did their best to keep pace with their ranked opponent but C of I put up five straight points to wrap up a 25-14 set one win.
College of Idaho continued their run into the second set as the Yotes collected the first four points to take the lead. The Yotes remained powerful on offense, using 14 kills to collect the 25-16 win.
The third set remained close nearly the entire frame. Up by just two points at 20-18, College of Idaho secured the sweep with a 5-1 run as the 25-19 win finished up the sweep, C of I’s ninth straight-set victory of the year.
Evergreen was led by 10 kills from junior Cassidy Watkins (Tucson, Ariz./Trevecca Nazarene Univ.). Sasha Nash (Sandy, Utah/Skyline HS) added 17 assists to her season totals while Merideth Gurr (Tacoma, Wash./Tacoma CC) and Watkins led the team with nine digs each.
College of Idaho was led the 10 kills from Liz Myers. Sierra Porter picked up 36 assists for the Yotes while Janel Porter led all players with 15 digs on the night. As a team, the Yotes had 44 kills with 14 errors on 96 total attacks for a .312 clip.
The Geoducks are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to La Grande, Ore. to take on Eastern Oregon, beginning at 4 p.m.