Volleyball: Wolves ousted from sub-district

After a strong start in game one, things went south for the Coupeville High School volleyball team in its 3-1 loss to Meridian in an elimination game at sub-district at Lynden Christian High School Saturday, Oct. 30.

The loss ended Coupeville's season and set the Wolves' record at 5-11. Meridian (6-11) went on to finish third in the tournament behind champion Lynden Christian and King's; the top three schools qualified for tri-district.

Coupeville won game one against Meridian 25-19, then dropped the next three sets 16-25, 21-25, 18-25.

Coach Toni Crebbin said, "In game one we looked great, looked solid, didn't let down, jumped ahead and stayed ahead."

She said Meridian "made some adjustments and we never got back to the rhythm we had in game one."

Jessica Riddle had a strong match with 10 kills, 15 digs and two aces. She was aided offensively by Laura Chan with 24 assists, Ali Trumbull with five kills and Tauni Moody with two aces.

Katie Smith led the defense with 16 digs.

Crebbin said it was a disappointing ending for Coupeville's four seniors: Chan, Moody, Kyra Ilyankoff and Brandy Metlow.

She added, "But we won't be starting from scratch. The upside is we played three sophomores (Riddle, Hannah Christensen and Bessie Walstad)."

Four juniors who saw extensive playing time also return: Smith, Trumbull, Taya Boonstra and Chelsea Hudgins.

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