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Coupeville snares 1st league win | Volleyball

By JIM WALLER October 18, 2013 · 10:52 AM

Rallying after dropping the first game, the Coupeville High School volleyball team collected its first Cascade Conference victory 3-1 at Sultan Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Turks (2-9, 3-9) took the first set 25-19, but Coupeville collected the next three (25-20, 25-23, 25-15) for the win.

Coach Kirsty Croghan said, "Great competitive match tonight. This win meant a lot to the team and was truly a team effort. Everyone participated and was a key part of our play."

The offense, which struggled much of the season, took off behind Sydney Autio's 22 assists on 118-of-121 quality sets.

Allie Hanigan struck for nine kills, Madeline Strasburg and Hailey Hammer had six each and Haley Sherman added five.

The offense was aided by strong serving. Breeanna Messner drilled seven aces on 28-for-29 serving. She began the fourth set by hitting all 12 serves, including five aces, to help Coupeville jump to a 10-0 lead.

Kacie Kiel (9-for-11 serving), Autio (10-for-12) and Hammer (13-for-13) each had two aces.

Defensively, Kiel had three blocks and Hanigan two. Amanda Fabrizi was 25-for-25 in serve receive and 32-for-40 on defensive chances.

Megan Oakes went 14-for-15 in serve receive and 15-for-17 on defensive chances.

Coupeville (1-10, 2-10) hosts Archbishop Murphy (8-3, 9-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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