BIG 5 VOLLEYBALL — Warriors win again; Tigers bounce back

File photo – The Del Norte Warriors are 2-0 in the Big 5 after a straight sets win at home to McKinleyville on Tuesday night.

The Del Norte Warriors won their second straight league game on Tuesday night, getting the better of McKinleyville in straight sets in Crescent City.

The Del Norte girls won 25-11, 25-9, 25-10 and improved to 2-0 in the Big 5.

Also in Big 5 action on Tuesday night, Arcata defeated Fortuna in straight sets as the Tigers bounced back from a league opening loss to Del Norte.

The middle hitters were key for the Warriors in their win, as was Breann Winingham, who had a career night.

Winingham, a senior, finished with 11 kills and hit the ball “extremely hard,” according to head coach Meagan Curtis.

“It was impressive to watch,” the head coach said of Winingham’s performance.

Middle hitters Reece White, Tsinte Steinruck and Lauren Stutes combined for 13 kills with no errors, as the defending league champs continued to roll.

Reigning league MVP McKenna Curtis also had a good night and finished with 15 kills.  

White and Khloe Smith also had a good night passing.

“They gave us countless opportunities to set all three hitters,” Meagan Curtis said.

The Warriors are now 9-1 on the season.

The high-flying Warriors have a bye in league play on Thursday and will host Brookings-Harbor at 6:30 p.m.

The Del Norte girls defeated Bruins in Brookings-Harbor in straight sets earlier in the month.

The McKinleyville girls, meanwhile, will look for they first league win when they host Arcata on Thursday.

The Del Norte JVs also beat McKinleyville on Tuesday night in two sets.


File photo – Arcata’s Bella Campbell

Arcata 3, Fortuna 0

The Tigers won 25-19, 25-9, 25-16 and improved to 1-1 in league play.

Arcata’s Audrey Dart continued her impressive start to league play with eight kills, while teammate Quincy Colins also was instrumental in the win and had seven kills and four blocks.

Alessia De Filipino had a good night serving and finished with five aces, while Nora Talty dished out 23 assists.

The Tigers are now 15-4 overall.

Next up, on Thursday, Arcata plays at McKinleyville, while Fortuna hosts Eureka.

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