Evergreen 3, Warner Pacific 0
September 15, 2001
Portland, OR - The Geoducks returned to the court for the first time since Aug. 31st. The layoff proved to be beneficial for the women. Evergreen was scheduled to play Tuesday night at Western Baptist, but in lieu of the attacks in New York and Washington D.C., the game was postponed. After the long layoff, the Geoducks were ready to get back into action.
Evergreen (1-3, 1-2) picked up their first win in school history as well as their first win in the Cascade Conference. Evergreen was lead by junior Courtney Brandon (Pomeroy, WA / Walla Walla CC). Brandon had 12 kills and four blocks in the match. The women from Warner Pacific (0-7, 0-5) kept the last two games of the match close. Leading the Knights was Beth Rector with 10 kills, 2 service aces, and 2 blocks.
The Geoducks were again plagued by mistakes, committing a season high 27 errors. Warner Pacific could not capitalize on them though as they committed 30 errors of their own. Evergreen did have a big defensive night from sophomore Stephanie Short (Spokane, WA / Spokane Falls CC). She had 13 digs to go along with 2 blocks and 9 kills.
Coach Bill Lash was pleased with the overall effort of the team. "We had a very balanced attack tonight, everybody got involved offensively," said Lash. "We just had fun playing the game, and we were determined to finish it strong."
Freshman Hanna Plunk (Broomfield, CO / Broomfield HS) had 28 assists and 2 service aces in the match. Elayna Campbell (Castle Rock, WA / Lower Columbia CC), a sophomore, added 6 kills and 10 digs to help the Geoducks.
Evergreen will not have to wait as long to get back in the action as they did for this game. They will be back in the CRC Gymnasium on Monday at 7:00 p.m. as they host Walla Walla