Morning Star Staff
The Seaton Sonics kept their North Zone Junior Girls Volleyball League record clean with wins over VSS Panthers and Vernon Christian School Royals in Thursday night league play at Seaton.
Kendra Kryszak coached the Sonics alone with vice principal Jeff Huggins unable to make the matches.
First up was VSS where with strong serving from powers Wynter Vanderveen and Alyssa Racine and strong plays at the net from middles Maisa Orosz and Ella Oduro helping Seaton prevail in straight games (25-23, 25-14).
Maddie Roemer and Gabby Triggs had some great sets allowing Seaton some powerful hits while libero Rose Harned defended with some great digs.
The second match versus Vernon Christian saw Seaton lose their first league set 26-24, before coming back to win the match. VCS had some great serving and great hits, but Gabby Triggs was a serving machine, and sets from Mason Christensen allowed Dana Kievit and Ella Oduro to make some great kills.
Hannah McCaffrey had a great block to shut down the VCS hitters helping Seaton to a 25-12 victory in Game 2. The third set went to Seaton 15-10.
The first-place Sonics play league matches Thursday night at Kal. against Fulton Maroons (6 p.m.) and the host Lakers at 7:30 p.m.
The North Zone Southern Division playoffs go Thursday, Nov. 5 hosted by the league champions.
The top two teams in the four-team playdowns advance to the North Zone Championships, Thursday, Nov. 12 hosted by the top seed.
The top two teams and possibly a backdoor entry move on to the Okanagan Valley tournament, Nov. 20-21.
In senior girls play Tuesday night, the AAA Sonics grounded AA Fulton 25-14, 25- 17, 25-14.