Volleyball Hosts Exciting Quadrangle

Women’s Volleyball hosted a quadrangle (looked it up – it is a word) on Monday, October 5th inviting some of the best NWAC volleyball teams to The Aquarium. Three of the top 7 ranked teams in the Alaska Airlines NWAC Coaches poll took part in the event. Defending NWAC champion and #3 ranked Blue dWVwXjcoYiHPRLmLHBVvhdH_fIqYRMVhr5Ql7Ravb7wMountain, #5 Tacoma, and Columbia basin all joined #7 Shoreline for four hours of NWAC volleyball.

Shoreline opened their evening with a match against Columbia Basin. The Phins took care of business and swept the Hawks by a set scores of 25-22, 25-20, and 25-11. Kristina Nielsen led an all around team win with 9 kills. Taylor Alexander added 7 kills and 7 digs. Quinn Walker and Anya Golubitskikh recorded 6 and 5 kills, respectively.UeYVhWoQcv3BObx9y5KSGgwoYIyHoCQsNPIUTiGr4Wo Carlie Howard served up 23 assists and A’laisia Redden anchored the defense with 14 digs.

The fireworks really came out in the Phins’ second match with #3 ranked Blue Mountain. From the start of the match there was an added level of intensity from both sides. Blue Mountain took 2 of the first 3 sets pushing the Phins to the brink. Shoreline rallied in the 4th set forcing a 5th set after a dominating WcIFy5b25mgdRG17Xo0mP7Z1pbUtDG_Yl4ryl8ShWW8kill from Alexander and a serving ace from Golubitskikh. Blue Mountain took back the momentum immediately racing out to a 9-1 lead in the 5th and deciding set. A time out by Head Coach Raquel West calmed the Phins and sparked an epic comeback. Shoreline made a quick run, but was still down 14-10 and facing match point. Shoreline was then able to capitalize on a number of long rallies eventually finishing off a 4-0 run with a big Walker kill. Tied at 14 both teams now had to win two points in a row to finish the match. The Phins completed their come back with a block from Alexander and Nielsen to win the set 20-18 setting off a celebration throughout The Aquariam.

A number of Dolphins stuffed the stat sheet. Golubitskikh led the team with 20 kills and 4 solo blocks.Ikr5gpRRv_lyDZxUOcvH5su6c3Xc0L55IJ3BI_fjYdQ Alexander added 19 kills and 7 digs. Nielsen recorded 11 kills and 4 solo blocks. The defense was led by Redden and Josephine Dalrymple with 15 and 9 digs, respectively. Dalrymple also added 6 kills. Carlie Howard turned in a fantastic all around performance with 51 assists and 8 digs.

Next up the Phins travel to Skagit Valley College to take on the Cardinals. Shoreline and Skagit currently sit in a tie for 2nd place in the North region standings. The next home game for the Phins is Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm.

 

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