GHC wins first two matches in Clackamas Volleyball Crossover Tournament

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Grays Harbor College packed its offensive punch on Saturday to grab two match wins during the first day of the NWAC Clackamas Crossover Tournament on Saturday.

In the first match, the Chokers (12-11) prevailed over Wenatchee Valley College, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20. In the nightcap, GHC matched host Clackamas’ offensive intensity for a 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18 victory.

Today, the Chokers will continue play with at least one more pool play match against Mount Hood College at 11 a.m.

“Our kill efficiency was very good and that means we had a great offense,” GHC head coach Christine Nelson said. “We’re getting serve-receive passing and we’re able to run an offense. There were more errors against Wenatchee. But against Clackamas, both teams were very offensive, with players flying around. There were a lot of great defensive plays in the match.”

Bria Buchanan knocked down 10 kills and five blocks against Wenatchee and tied for the team lead in kills with Lexi Futui with 16 kills against Clackamas. Futui had nine kills in the first match and brought up 16 digs in the second match.

Brooke Spoor added 11 kills against Clackamas and Leleo Maeva had 12 kills in the match. Megan Gibson dished out 23 assists and Sara Caraveo has 22 assists.

Sierra Cummings brought up 43 digs between the two matches on defense.