Post Falls Knocks Off Cda

Idaho volleyball

Post Falls fought back from a 13-9 final-game deficit Tuesday to knock off host Coeur d’Alene 15-8, 11-15, 15-13 in Inland Empire League volleyball.

The Trojans (9-3, 2-0) scored the final six points of the match, the final on a Vikings error.

Janelle Ruen led PF with 27 kills, 12 digs and six blocks. Saundra Juhlin had three kills when the Trojans rallied in the final game.

Katie Jo Shirley had 15 kills and Krissi Ruiz added 11 for CdA (3-7, 0-2).

Bridgette O’Dwyer’s 13 kills and eight blocks led visiting St. Maries (11-1, 4-0) to a 15-4, 15-2 Intermountain League win at Kellogg (2-7, 0-4).

Alicia Adams added 17 assists and Jamie Hammes four kills for the Lumberjacks.

Kellogg is the team St. Maries defeated last year for its 16th consecutive district title.

St. Maries’ IML lead remained at 1-1/2 games when Lakeland (7-2, 2-1) rallied for a 7-15, 15-6, 15-10 decision over visiting Priest River (4-3, 2-3).

Priest River broke open the first game with a 5-0 start, courtesy of the Hawks’ poor passing.

Cassie Beyer served six consecutive second-game points for a 6-1 Lakeland lead, then Lacie Berger served four straight after the Spartans whittled the edge to one.

Berger’s play also sparked Lakeland in the deciding game, when a 7-6 Hawks lead grew to 12-6.

Beyer finished with six assists and three aces, while the Hawks’ Megan Egbert added five blocks.

Lakeland travels to St. Maries on Thursday.

In the Greater Spokane League, Jennifer Madsen had 13 kills and served five consecutive first-game points during University’s 15-6, 15-8, 15-5 win over Mt. Spokane.

Crissa Poole added 28 assists, and she and Madsen had three aces apiece for the Titans (2-5), who have won two straight for coach Mike Welch after he started his league career 0-21.

Mt. Spokane (0-8) trailed the second game 10-2 and 14-4 before reeling off four straight points.

At Gonzaga Prep, setter Mindy Wallis finished with eight kills and 20 assists to guide league-leading Mead (7-0) to a 15-13, 12-15, 15-11, 15-8 win over the Bullpups (3-4).

Abby Hornstein added four digs and three aces for Mead, fifth-ranked in the state coaches poll. For Prep, Rose Sacco had 40 assists and five aces, and Maggie Bruya added 14 kills and five aces.

At Rogers, Gretchen Haight had 12 kills - four during an important first-game stretch and two in the late going - to help Lewis and Clark (5-2) to a 15-11, 15-4, 15-9 win over the Pirates (3-4).

Rogers led the opener 10-4, but unforced errors and Haight’s kills brought a turnaround. Erin Naipo had two kills when LC ran off seven consecutive points for a 10-3 second-game edge. LC scored the final five points of the third game, with Carlin Oeljen’s ace and block helping out.

Jennifer Christensen had 10 digs and Taneisha Tilque eight blocks for Rogers.

In the Great Northern League, first-place Newport and Colville improved to 4-0 with wins that came in different fashions.

Carey Sauer’s 32 kills and 17 blocks helped Newport overcome host Medical Lake 15-8, 9-15, 15-13, 14-16, 15-5. Amanda Monroe’s 13 kills, five aces and three blocks guided the Cardinals (1-3).

Colville breezed to a 15-2, 15-2, 15-4 win at Chewelah (1-3), with Melissa Wollan’s nine kills and three aces leading the way.

, DataTimes


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