OLYMPIA, Wash. – With four players posting double-digit kills, the College of Idaho Yotes picked up the win over the Evergreen Geoducks in a Cascade Conference volleyball match on Saturday night at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
The Yotes (9-8, 9-2 CCC) were nearly untouchable in the first set as C of I exploded out to a double-digit lead early. Evergreen (2-13, 1-9 CCC) strung together a three-point run late but it wasn’t nearly enough to hold off College of Idaho as they hit .455 to earn the 25-14 set one win.
In the second set, both teams came out ready to play as the Geoducks looked like they would run away with it. The Yotes battled and used a 6-1 run to tie the set at 25-25 but Evergreen dug deep and fought through the extra points to collect a 29-27 set win. Evergreen put up a match-high 20 kills in the set, committing just six errors on 46 swings to hit .304.
The third set looked much like the first set for the Yotes as College of Idaho controlled the frame from the very beginning, never trailing en route to a 25-15 set three win. Evergreen did fight back towards the end, going on a 5-1 run but a kill by Emily Ottinger clinched the frame for the Yotes.
Evergreen tried to keep things tight in the fourth frame but College of Idaho had other ideas as a 9-2 run finished up the match for the Yotes as C of I moved over .500 for the first time this season with a 25-10 set four win.
The Geoducks were led by 14 kills from Victoria Love (Seaside, Calif./Seaside HS/Hartnell College). Cassidy Watkins (Tucson, Ariz./Mountain View HS/Trevecca Nazarene Univ.) added 11 kills while Kelsey Delagrange (Longview, Wash./Kelso HS/Mt. Hood CC) put up 34 assists.
College of Idaho was led by 19 kills from Sofia Anxo. Ottinger added 15 kills while Liz Myers finished with 12 kills. Kyle Nawahine rounded out the Yotes in double-digits with 10 kills as Sierra Porter put up 50 assists in the win. Janel Porter had a match-high 20 digs to lead the Yotes back row.
Evergreen hits the road next week, traveling to Portland to take on Warner Pacific on Friday night and Concordia on Saturday. Both matches are set for 7 p.m.