The Coupeville volleyball team celebrated Dig Pink Night, a breast cancer awareness event, Thursday. One of the traditions of the event is to spray John Fisken’s hair and beard pink. Fisken, a local sports photographer, lost his sister Mary to cancer.

Coupeville stays unbeaten on Dig Pink Night / Volleyball

With two of the three trips through the conference round-robin schedule complete, the Coupeville High School volleyball team is on its way to defending its Olympic League title.

The Wolves won their sixth league match, all by 3-0 scores, by defeating visiting Port Townsend 25-10, 25-15, 25-16 Thursday, Oct. 19.

Coupeville wore pink-trimmed uniforms for its Dig Pink Night, raising awareness for breast cancer.

The Wolves (6-0, 8-3) begin the third round of Olympic League play when they go to Chimacum (1-5, 1-8) at 6:15 Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Coupeville 3, Port Townsend 0

The Wolves jumped on the Redhawks (1-5, 3-10) for a 6-1 lead in game one, then Port Townsend trimmed the gap to one, 8-7. From there, it was all Coupeville as the Wolves put together a 11-0 run.

Kyla Briscoe started the streak with a kill and then added two aces. Two kills each from Scout Smith and Payton Aparicio fueled the run.

The Redhawks hung around longer in the second set, trailing by only four, 18-14, late. Coupeville finished the game with a 7-1 spurt behind three aces from Briscoe.

The Wolves steadily pulled away in the third game thanks to 10 aces.

“We got great help from the bench tonight,” coach Cory Whitmore said. “They played with energy and focus and with good execution.”

With only one week left before the postseason, the Wolves “are peaking at the right time,” he added.

Briscoe led a balanced Coupeville attack with five aces, four kills and five digs.

Other stat leaders were Aparicio (four aces, six kills), Lauren Rose (13 assists, three aces), Katrina McGranahan (four aces), Mikayla Elfrank (five kills), Emma Smith (five kills), Scout Smith (six kills), Ashley Menges (eight assists) and Hope Lodell (12 digs).


Payton Aparicio passes during Coupeville’s win Thursday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Hope Lodell fires a serve for the Wolves. (Photo by John Fisken)

Katrina McGranahan starts the Coupeville offense with a pass. (Photo by John Fisken)

Lauren Rose attacks with one her ace serves. (Photo by John Fisken)

Katrina McGranahan, left, Emma Smith and Lauren Rose help John Fisken get all pinked up.