Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team Open Thier 2014 Season with a 3-1 Win!

The Sound Premier Team got their season off to a winning start Friday night. 
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Sound Premier Volleyball Team Head Coach Paula Schwan used all 12 players on her roster Friday night to post her first win in her first match in charge of the program Friday night.  Many of the players were featured in multiple positions as they worked to catch the coaches eye and take a step closer to earning a spot on the team that will travel to the Premier Volleyball League National Championship Tournament being held in May.  All of the players had a hand in earning a 3-1 win over M.O.B in front of a record crowd at Fife High School.

Second year Sound Premier player Deviny Mo led all hitters with 14 kills and a .480 hitting percentage.  She played both outside and right side hitter throughout the night and passed a 2.0.  Newcomer Sabrina Hoeks also played both pin hitter positions and tallied 12 kills and a .400 hitting percentage.  Veteran outside hitter Sara Bendorf tallied 11 kills on 23 swings to round out an impressive night for the Sound Premier hitters.

Whitney Buck and Kelsie Petersen shared the setting responsibility.  They tallied 26 and 15 assists respectively as they got to know their hitters.  Second year libero Jessica Hansen passed a 2.3 and tallied six digs in her time as libero.

The Sound Premier Team played in front of a record crowd in their season opener.
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The Sound Premier team came out of the gates strong in the first set, but could not put the scrappy MOB team led by Stacey Dozono away early.  The crowd was treated to some late drama, but the Sound Premier squad held on to win 25-23.

Set 2 saw MOB get one step closer to winning a set as they forced extra points but eventually lost 26-24.  Sabrina Hoeks moved to the right side and was perfect on her two attempts, but the Sound Premier team killed the ball only 12 times in set two, compared to 19 kills from the first set.  They did perform under pressure with the match on the line to secure the second set and head into the intermission up two sets to none.

Sabrina Hoeks tallied a pair of aces with her jump top spin serve.
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MOB finally got a set victory in the third set as the Sound Premier offense continued to struggle, producing just 10 kills.  Holly Nichols, Jessica Siefert and Betsey Devich put together their best performance of the evening to lead their team to a 26-24 victory.

In set four it was Bendorf and Hoeks who combined for 9 kills to lead the Sound Premier team to a 25-21 victory.  After the match the players signed autographs and posed for photos with their fans.  The next Sound Premier Showcase Match is March 9 at Everett Community College.

Don't miss your chance to get on the court with the stars of the Sound Premier Volleyball Team at the Sound Volleyball Experience on March 9.  Click Here for Details and Registration