Match Recap: Manson vs. Goldendale (3-2 Manson)
Two extremely talented teams met up in the quarter-final round of the 2B State Volleyball Tournament in a match that saw Manson prevail over previously undefeated Goldendale 3-2. The victory assures the Trojans of no worse than a 4th place finish and advances them to a Friday morning semi-final contest against top seeded La Conner.
After splitting the first four sets, Manson pulled away with a strong showing in the fifth and deciding set. Goldendale won the first set 25-15 as the Trojans got off to a slow start. Manson would bounce back to win the second set 25-19, Goldendale took the third set 25-15, and the Trojans won a must-win fourth set 25-19. Manson then clinched the victory winning the abbreviated fifth set 15-7.
With the win, Manson now faces unbeaten and top ranked La Conner. The Braves are 20-0 with wins over Rainier and Okanogan in Thursday tourney play. The Trojans’ win over Goldendale improves their season record to 19-1.
The other semi-final Friday morning pits Walla Walla against Raymond. Both matches start at 9:45 am. The winners will play for the State 2B Championship at 1:30 Friday afternoon and the semi-final losers play for third and fourth place also at 1:30.
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