Sequim sweeps Kingston to take over 2nd place in league

Kingston came into the volleyball match Oct. 4 in second place in the Olympic League with a 5-1 record. Sequim sat one game behind, tied with Port Angeles in third with a 4-2 record. However, Sequim traveled and swept Kingston 3-0 to take over second place.

The first set came down to the wire as there were seven lead changes throughout the set. In addition, neither team led by more than four points when Sequim captured the set at 25-21. Beforehand, the largest lead was Kingston’s hot start at 4-1.

At the beginning of the set, Kingston scored with kills, blocks and aces. However, the offense slowed, and Sequim’s Jolene Vaara smacked some shots over the net for points. Kingston’s Grace Mosco and Sophia Call answered but failed to keep Kingston afloat with the Wolves.

Sequim standout Kendall Hastings took over late in the set to give the Wolves the first set.

The Wolves momentum rolled easily into the second set as they took a 10-7 lead. Then, Sequim’s offense began placing the Buccaneers on their heels, outscoring them 9-3.

After a handful of Kingston errors, coach Chris Eaton called a timeout for the Buccaneers. However, Sequim kept their foot on the pedal, winning the set easily 25-13.

Kingston’s Brooke Steele helped keep the Buccaneers alive in the third set, only trailing 11-9. However, Hastings dominated from the back line and middle of the net, raking up blocks and kills for the Wolves.

Sequim began to pull away, capturing the third set 25-18.

Brooke Steele attempted to shut down Hastings throughout the night.

Brooke Steele attempted to shut down Hastings throughout the night.