Washington holds off White OakPublished 9:51pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Some timely passing and clutch kills allowed the Washington volleyball team to avoid losing its early grip on its Coastal Conference matchup with White Oak and hold on to take a 3-1 victory.
The Pam Pack (9-3, Coastal Conference) rolled in the first two games as it won each 25-16. The Vikings (6-5, Coastal Conference) clawed back to win the third game 25-20 setting up a seesaw fourth game that included over seven ties before Washington regrouped to win 25-22.
The Pam Pack found itself tied at 22 late in the match when middle hitter Megan Corey produced two spikes to create a two-point cushion. Justyce McKissick finished the game off with an ace and Washington was able to notch another conference victory.
“They do a good job, and if they do get down, they have the will power and strength to come back and fight hard to get the win,” Pam Pack coach Kelly Slade said. “And that’s exactly what they did tonight.”
Washington got solid contributions across the board and was led by Adrian Tyson who had 12 kills and three blocks.
“I think we had some really good play from our setters Ann Hunt Tanner, Lacie Anglim and Ellen Parrish. They all had a bunch of assists,” Slade said. “Megan Corey and Adriana Tyson came up big for us in the middle.”
The win improved Washington’s playoff positioning, which is something that hasn’t been said in a very long time.
“We only have three games left in the season and we are in position to make the playoffs,” Slade said. “I think we’re very excited about that because Washington High School hasn’t made the playoffs in a while.”
As the Pam Pack head down the home stretch Slade said she wants her team to continue to do the things that have put them in the position to make the postseason.
“We just need to keep playing our game all the way through,” Slade said. “I think we’re doing good at starting off and I think we’re doing good at closing and we just need to continue to work on our middle game.”