Wolves on a mission to show they’re better than predicted

Coupeville’s volleyball team tuned up for the start of conference play next week by topping Overlake 3-1 Wednesday night in Coupeville. The Wolves won 26-24, 27-29, 25-19, 25-15. Although Coupeville dropped the second set, coach Toni Crebbin said it was the turning point of the game. “We fought back from being down; we didn’t roll over and die.” She said the momentum of the comeback carried her team through the next two games.

Coupeville’s volleyball team tuned up for the start of conference play next week by topping Overlake 3-1 Wednesday night in Coupeville.

The Wolves won 26-24, 27-29, 25-19, 25-15. Although Coupeville dropped the second set, coach Toni Crebbin said it was the turning point of the game. “We fought back from being down; we didn’t roll over and die.” She said the momentum of the comeback carried her team through the next two games.

Freshman Jessica Riddle had six kills and three stuff blocks, while junior Kyra Ilyankoff added eight kills and two stuff blocks. Senior setter Julie Swankie set up the offense with 25 assists.

Now it’s on to league play for the Wolves. Monday they travel to Granite Falls, then host state powers Archbishop Murphy and Kings Thursday and Friday. The Cascade Conference coaches picked Coupeville to finish seventh in the eight-team league. Crebbin said her players see that as a sign of disrespect and are motivated by the slight.

The Wolves return four starters from last year’s team which was also picked to finish seventh but ended up several notches higher. Crebbin said, “It’s not OK with the players being down there (seventh).”

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