Senior Night Victory

Volleyball Beats Ritzville


The Columbia Coyotes celebrated the Seniors last home volleyball game, Wednesday night. Not only was it an emotional game but the determination which led to their win is what made this game stand out above all others.

All five Seniors started which included: Alyssa Stanley, Karsyn Wallace, Kendall Armstrong, Audri Kinsey, and Taylor Kranz, along side them, their junior setter, Josie Lee. As the whistle blew, Columbia lost their sever early on. Their opponent, Ritzville, wasted no time taking a lead on the score board with their serves. After a few plays, the Coyotes began to get their groove, battling with the Broncos. Towards the end, once again Ritzville stepped it up and finished the first set 25 to 17.

After giving up the first set, our Coyotes came out strong. Columbia served well especially, Kendall Armstrong, who consistently served several times in a row for scores.  On the outside, great hits were made by the Broncos but few hits went untouched thanks to our front row defensive players. The second set ended 25 to 18 Coyotes.

The intensity from the second set transferred into the third set. This resulted in a highly energetic set showing off great communication and teamwork on the Coyotes behalf, ending the set 25-11. With one more set to finish the game Columbia was not backing down and neither was Ritzville. Both team wanted the win, leading to suspenseful set. Very few balls touched the ground, instead were popped up by both Kendall Armstrong and Karysn Wallace to Josie Lee, who set Alyssa Stanley with a kill. The Coyotes ended the fourth set 25 to 19. At the end of the game, the girls were surrounded by the cheer section and sang the “Columbia Fight song.”