NORTH REGION CROSSOVER
LYNNWOOD — The North Region Crossover featured returning champion Lower Columbia as well as multiple top 8 ranked contenders looking to pad their resumes with quality wins this weekend.
Both Chemeketa and Walla Walla came out of pool play unscathed, each dropping 1 set in 3 games. Chemeketa entered the championship riding a 13 game winning streak and a #2 ranking leaned heavy on an 8th ranked Warriors squad (winners of 10 out of their last 11) taking all 3 sets in convincing fashion.
Storm Freshman setter Jane Cale earned MVP honors along side all-tournament outside hitter Hayley Patterson and Middle Blocker Ialah Ochse. Ocean Bryan and Lindsey Carpenter earned all-tournament honors for Walla Walla. Chemeketa improves to 20-4 on the season (8-1 conference) and Walla Walla continues to improve off of a slow start moving to 27-15 (7-4 conference).
MVP- Jane Cale, S (Chemeketa)
Ialah Ochse, MB (Chemeketa)
Hayley Patterson, OH (Chemeketa)
Ocean Bryan, OH (Walla Walla)
Lindsey Carpenter, OH (Walla Walla)
Khloe Clark, L (Lower Columbia)
Sydney Lawrence, MB (Edmonds)
1st Place- Chemeketa
2nd Place- Walla Walla
3rd Place- Edmonds
WEST REGION CROSSOVER
ABERDEEN— In the way out West Region Crossover, a surging Spokane team looked to play spoiler against South powerhouses Linn-Benton and Clark.
After dropping a match early in pool play to #4 ranked Clark, Spokane was tasked with the challenge of pulling back to back upsets. First was #3 ranked Linn-Benton. These two teams having met in prior tournament action this season with Linn-Benton getting the better of of the Sasquatch in the Spokane Classic tournament championship needed a long 5th set before Spokane emerged victorious.
Next Spokane got another shot at Clark, this time in the championship match. This time in 3 sets, Spokane got the better of the Penguins to earn the championship trophey.
Spokane was lead by tournament MVP setter Kendall Collins. Libero Kaitlin Ramsey and Middle Blocker Joelle Mahowald also earned all tournament honors. For Clark, outside hitter Dalaney Tuholski and Libero Mary Schorn lead the way also making the all tournament list. Spokane jumps to 28-8 (7-4 conference) and Clark falls to 27-5 (7-2 conference) on the year.
MVP- Kendall Collins, S (Spokane)
Kaitlin Ramsey, L (Spokane)
Joelle Mahowald, MB (Spokane)
Dalaney Tuholski, OH (Clark)
Mary Schorn, L (Clark)
Brooke Spoor, MB (Grays Harbor)
Teila Kapihe, OH (Grays Harbor)
Shelby Schreier, MB (Blue Mountain)
Grace Phillips, MB (Linn-Benton)
Julia Clack, L (Shoreline)
1st Place- Spokane
2nd Place- Clark
3rd Place- Grays Harbor
EAST REGION CROSSOVER
MOSES LAKE— The East Region Crossover featured seven teams all vying to knock off top ranked North Idaho. However, this challenge would prove too tough as the Cardinals continued their dominate ways over the tournament field.
North Idaho had not lost to an NWAC opponent since the season opening NWAC Friendlies on August 26th and this weekend would not end that streak.
Similar to their performance earlier in the season at a Highline hosted tournament, they would not drop a single set the whole weekend with pool play wins over Treasure Valley, Lane and Centralia (all 2-0) and bracket play wins over Everett and Clackamas (both 3-0).
In the championship match, the Cardinals would meet West Region perennial contender Highline. The T-Birds entered the match riding a 7-game winning streak of their own looking to steal the show out from under the Carindals but North Idaho again would only need 3 sets to take the championship match.
For North Idaho- they were lead by tournament MVP Halle Hess. Kalya Nuemann and Rachael Leshikar also landed on all-tournament first team. For Highline- Mahie Kaawa and Adrienne Haggerty took home all tournament first team honors. North Idaho improves to 27-5 (11-0 conference) and Highline moves to 18-18 (6-3 conference)
MVP- Halle Hess, OH (North Idaho)
Kayla Nuemann, OH (North Idaho)
Rachel Leshikar, L (North Idaho)
Mahie Kaawa, S (Highline)
Adrienne Haggerty, OH (Highline)
Autumn Durand, OH (Centralia)
Hanna Yamashita, OH (Clackamas)
Macy DuCoeur, OH (North Idaho)
Hailee Etter, MB (North Idaho)
Katelyn Payne, L (Clackamas)
Baylee Kuschel, OH (Lane)
Alexus Howards-Johnson, MB (Centralia)
Seleni Bartley, OH (Treasure Valley)
Laurissa Kisler, L (Big Bend)
1st Place- North Idaho
2nd Place- Highline
3rd Place- Centralia
SOUTH REGION CROSSOVER
COOS BAY— Round Robin action only in the South Region Crossover. Over the course of the weekend, #5 ranked Columbia Basin emerged as the only team unscathed at 5-0.
CBC compiled wins over Umpqua, Pierce, Green River, SW Oregon and Bellevue. Bellevue settled at a 4-1 record with wins over Wenatchee Valley, SW Oregon, Pierce and Umpqua. Columbia Basin improves to 24-5 (11-1 conference) and Bellevue moves to 28-12 (7-1 conference).
No all-tournament team was annouced.
Columbia Basin 5-0
Wenatchee Valley 3-2
Green River 1-4
SW Oregon 0-5