It’s a pity the season is over for the Eureka Loggers, because it looks like they were just getting warmed up.
The Eureka girls won their third straight match on Tuesday night — their second straight in the Big 5 — beating McKinleyville 25-20, 17-25, 25-18, 25-16.
Before the game, the Loggers honored their senior class — Alexus Olson, Amaya Watson and Trinity Abercrombie — each of whom played a role in the win.
“It was an emotional win with lots of tears tonight,” head coach Stephanie Napoleon said. “We will miss their positive energy and leadership on the court. I couldn’t be more proud of these three amazing humans.”
The ever-dangerous Mariah Napoleon, who had an incredible 34 kills in a victory over league champs Arcata last week, remained on fire, finishing with 16 kills against the Panthers.
Aniah Gaither also had a big night at the net, posting eight blocks, while Maeghan Hampton had six kills and Anisha Rechelluul 21 assists.
Bridgette Dunn added three kills and three blocks, while Abercrombie had another good night at the service line, finishing with 17 serves and three aces.
The in-form Allie Egbert continued to impress for McKinleyville and had 12 kills on 14 attempts, with just one error.
Raina Ausburn also had a good night for Mack, finishing with seven kills on 13 attempts, while Maddie Rustin had eight serves, including an ace.