Conks stun Ravens in volleyball showdown

  • Monday, October 2, 2017 1:29pm
  • Sports

Crazy comeback like no other?

Just ask Kentwood volleyball coach Bil Caillier, whose girls stunned top-ranked Auburn Riverside last Thursday night in Covington.

Down two sets, the Conquerors climbed back into the match and pulled it out in dramatic fashion, taking the fifth set, 17-15.

“It was awesome,” Caillier said. “It was a great win for our team although it started out less than favorable, losing 8-25 and 13-25 (the first two sets). … Our outside hitters played aggressive, and you could tell how much they and their teammates were enjoying the match.”

For the record, the final three game scores were 25-22, 26-24, 17-15.

Haylee Kent and Chalyse Fuimaono led the Kentwood comeback in the North Puget Sound League cross divisional match.

Kentwood improved to 5-2 on the season. The Ravens are 6-1.

The Conquerors trailed 15-14 in the deciding fifth set when they caught a break.

“Our freshman middle hitter Jessi Gaul took a good swing but just missed,” Caillier said. “Riverside players and fans stormed the court, but the referee had called a net violation against Riverside. Instead of losing, we found ourselves tied at 15-15.”

Chelsea Hasting came off the bench and served two aces to win the match.

Calley Heilborn led the Ravens with 21 kills, 16 digs and four aces. Kate Petsova had nine kills, 12 digs, and Ciera Zimmerman distributed 33 assists and seven aces.

Kentwood visits Kennedy Catholic on Tuesday and hosts Kentridge on Thursday.

More in Sports

Beep baseball game set for July 22 in Kent

City employees to play Seattle South King Sluggers

Kentlake High grad wins Cornucopia Days run

Eggerud-Bozorth cruises to victory

Kentwood High grad Voth makes MLB debut

Pitched Saturday for Washington Nationals

Riser captures $50,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes

Becomes top local candidate for Longacres Mile

Kent falls to Auburn in classic duel for District 10 title

All-Stars come up short in pursuit of a state tournament spot

$50,000 Mt. Rainier headlines Mile Preview Day

Four stakes races go to the post Sunday

Shooting stars

Kent survives elimination game, plays for District 10 championship against rival Auburn on Saturday

Sippin Fire scores convincing win in $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes

Bowen rides gelding to victory, one of five on the day for the jockey

Most Read