After winning its third consecutive non-league match, the Coupeville High School volleyball team is primed for North South Conference play.
The Wolves clubbed visiting Chimacum 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-8) Saturday, Sept. 21, in the home opener.
Now Coupeville (3-0) begins conference action when Cedar Park Christian (3-1) visits at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The Eagles only loss this year is to fourth-ranked Bellevue Christian. Among CPC’s wins are victories over big schools Sammamish and Juanita.
In the win over Chimacum, Coupeville staggered out of the gate. The two teams were tied at 7 in the first game, then the Wolves took off on an 8-0 run and continued to roll throughout the three sets.
“We are working on our focus,” coach Cory Whitmore said in regard to the match. “We need to generate out own energy; it is something we will have to do in the postseason when the crowd doesn’t travel with us.”
He added that he is “very excited” seeing his team “develop the setter/hitter connection” and the ability of the club to attack from many areas with a number of players.
Maddie Vondrak was “very effective,” according to Whitmore. The junior middle led the Wolves with 10 kills, a season high, while committing “very few errors.”
Maya Toomey-Stout and Chelsea Prescott added six kills apiece.
Scout Smith set the pace with 22 assists.
Coupeville scorched the Cowboys with 16 aces, getting six from Hannah Davidson and four each from Smith and Prescott. Raven Vick and Kylie Chernikoff had two each.