Auburn Mountainview volleyball topped Enumclaw 3-1 to take second place in SPSL 3A.
Coming into the match both teams were tied in league, having both lost to Auburn Riverside, which is undefeated. Auburn Mountainview (7-1 overall, 6-1 SPSL) now holds the upper hand.
“I knew it was going to be a battle,” said Auburn Mountainview head volleyball coach Telia Peterson. “I knew we were going to fight hard. Both teams played competitively the whole time, so I knew it was going to be a dog fight.”
Although the Lions only dropped one set, the match was a lot closer than the final score let on. The first set went to 30 points, with Auburn Mountainview taking it 30-28. Enumclaw (5-2) secured an early lead in the second set, and won it 25-22.
“We really focused on making our serves,” said Auburn Mountainview middle block Ali Davenport. “That’s what killed us in that second set. We missed every serve that really mattered.”
After making some adjustments, including getting the ball more to outside hitter Kiley Lewis, the game was all Auburn Mountainview. The Lions took the final two sets 25-22 and 25-21.
Lewis, a Boise State commit, led the way for the Lions with 24 kills and 11 digs. Many of those came from setter Casey Davenport, who dished out 52 assists. Ali Davenport added eight kills, four digs, and three blocks.
On Enumclaw’s side, outside hitter Barbie Becker had 20 kills, 27 digs, and 17 assists.
“We just hung in there. The whole time,” said Enumclaw head coach Jackie Carel. “We don’t have a lot of power house hitters, but we’re pretty darn scrappy. We had a game plan which involved just blocking to our hearts content, and I think we did a great job of that.”