Different gym, same result.
Two days after beating Port Townsend in its own gym, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball squad returned home Thursday night and drilled the Redhawks again.
Grabbing their fourth win of the season, the Wolves ran away with a 25-15, 25-16, 19-25 win that was sparked by power hitting from Lauren Grove and Abby Parker and precision serving from practically everyone on the roster.
Grove, the vocal team leader, delivered a series of winners, each picking up more velocity.
Meanwhile, Parker started her night off with a service ace that drilled a Redhawk in the body, before cracking a shot from the middle of the court that singed the net as it zipped across it, merrily skipping away as two Port Townsend players watched it sail between them.
Coupeville broke the first set open with five straight points on Allison Wenzel’s service.
Stepping to the line with the Wolves clinging to a 7-5 lead, the freshman reeled off her string of serves without Port Townsend getting the ball back across the net even once.
The highlight was a Wenzel ace that caught air and seemed to be headed out, only to drop at the last second, kissing the back line gently and setting off much hootin’ and hollerin’ from the Wolves.
The second set played out somewhat similarly, but this time it was Hope Lodell who carved up the Redhawks with her serving prowess.
Capping Lodell’s run, teammate Mackenzi Valko popped a ball over the head of several Port Townsend players during a rally, dropping it neatly into the one available corner for a sweet winner.
Plays like that came easily all night for the Wolves.
Early in the second set, the Redhawks seemed to have a point won, when Jae LeVine crashed hard to the floor to save the ball at the last second.
Popping it skyward, LeVine, maybe by accident and maybe on purpose, laid it up flawlessly for a drifting Kameryn St Onge, who elevated, caught the waiting ball with her fingertips and deposited it over the net for another winner.
While CHS let the final set slip away, the highlight reel continued, with St Onge dropping a pair of sparkling tips for winners and Wenzel slicing off another service ace with an offering that sharply dove as a Redhawk swung and missed.