BELLINGHAM - The Sehome volleyball team earned a 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 win over Ferndale in Northwest Conference action Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Sehome.
"Our offense did really well tonight," Sehome coach Kristy White said. "We work on intensity, as a whole, and everybody playing their role and without everyone playing their role I don't think it would be the same."
Mariners junior Taylor Lyall led the team with nine kills and one ace, while senior middle Katie Becker had eight kills. Sophomore setter Megan Greer had 23 assists, giving the offense a chance to attack. Junior libero Kendra Thomas defended with 15 digs for Sehome, which improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in NWC. Ferndale fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in NWC.
"Our defense did really well," Lyall said. "We were able to get a lot of balls up and we were able to run our offense through that."
Despite the loss, coach Patti Hoelzle was proud her team fought through.
"We have improved since the last time we played Sehome," Hoelzle said. "It was much more of a battle. It came down to who made more errors and in most of the games it was us."
Ferndale sophomore setter Abby Reid had 23 assists, allowing senior hitter Elise Larson to have six kills. Hannah Pitsch had four blocks but it was not enough against Sehome's hitters.
"We have to get stronger at the net," Hoelzle said. "Sehome has some of the strongest hitters in the league and we have to be ready for that come districts."
Sehome travels to Mount Baker while Ferndale hosts Blaine on Thursday, Sept. 27.