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Volleyball week in review: Sept. 2-9

Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the rogram's incetion in 1978.Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program"s inception in 1978.

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the Gator volleyball team traveled north to Everett Community College for a double header against Shoreline Community College and Everett Community College.

The 5 p.m. game featured the Gators and the Dolphins. The Gators defeated the Dolphins in straight sets, winning by scores of (25-7, 25-19, and 25-21). In the 7 p.m. game, the Gators salvaged a victory in the first set, but then went on to lose three straight, falling to the host Everett Trojans (21-25, 25-20, 25-19, and 25-23.)

On Friday, Sept. 5, the Gators played host for the Green River Classic Volleyball Tournament and faced Skagit Valley, Treasure Valley, Grays Harbor and Whatcom.

In their first match against the Skagit Valley Cardinals, the Gators lost the first set by a score of 23-25, but bounced back and won the next three sets, 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, and 25-10).

In match number two of the Green River Classic, Green River took on the Treasure Valley Chukars at 3 p.m. The Gators improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over the Chukars (25-20, 18-25, 25-23, and 25-22).

With the Gators' second victory of the day, Head Coach Kyle Densley had reached 150 wins as a Green River Gator. His overall record now stands at 152-138, with a .524 career winning percentage to go with his three Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Division titles, and a fifth-place finish in NWAACC and two seventh-place finishes.

On day two, the Gators continued their winning ways by knocking off Grays Harbor in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-16, and 25-8, improving their tournament record to 3-0 and their overall record to 7-4.

In their fourth and final game of the Green River Classic, the Gators improved to 4-0 with a victory over Whatcom. The Gators struggled out of the gate, losing the first set 15-25 but went on to win the next three sets and winning 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-16, and 25-17).

Freshman Middle Blocker Faith Faamausili won MVP of the tournament, Dana Alderson and Rochelle Middlebrooks were named to the All-Tournament team. Faamausili is already in midseason form. In her last six matches she has played in 22 sets, she has 74 kills (12.33/match) and 10 errors on 127 attempts, giving her a .503 hitting percentage. She has two assists, two service aces, two service errors and a 93 percent serving record. She had 12 digs, 12 blocks and was MVP of the Green River Classic.

The Green River Volleyball team will travel to Treasure Valley Community College on Friday, Sept. 19, to take on Chemeketa Community College, Walla Walla Community College and the Treasure Valley Alumni.