Tigers win league finale as Loggers honor their seniors

Submitted photo – The five Eureka seniors.

The Arcata Tigers and Eureka Loggers closed out league play in volleyball on Tuesday night, facing off at the new Jay Willard Gymnasium.

The Tigers won in three sets, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, and clinched second in the league standings.

With the win, the Arcata girls improved to 6-2 in the Big 5.

Nora Talty led the Tigers with 26 assists and four aces, while teammate Quincy Collins finished with seven kills and three blocks and Bella Campbell added 11 digs and a pair of aces.

The Tigers also had strong net play by Taya Holmes and some good defense by Alessia De Fillippo.

Addie Day served well in the win, finishing with two aces and 12 service points.

“She served really well,” head coach Laurie Griffith said.

The Loggers, meanwhile, closed out league play with a 3-5 record and honored their five seniors before the game.

“It was an emotional night, I am sure going to miss these seniors,” Eureka head coach Stephanie Napoleon said. “They are each such nice kids. I have truly enjoyed coaching them and watching their growth over the past four years at EHS.”

The five seniors include team co-captains Isis Poteet and Anisha Mae Rechelluul, as well as Sydney Waterman, Natalie Rogers and Kylee Waldvogel.

Poteet closed out with another impressive performance and finished with seven kills and three blocks, while Rechelluul had 11 assists.

Waterman also closed out strong and chipped in three kills.

As the five seniors get ready to depart, the future looks bright for the team with two outstanding freshman — Tiarah Maualuga and Alena Battle — making big contributions this season.

That continued on Tuesday, with Maualuga finishing with three kills and five aces and Battle adding two kills and four blocks.

Submitted photo – The Arcata Tigers

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