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Vancouver, WA -- Sixteen teams are gearing up for the 2016 Volleyball Championship Tournament. Here is a team vs. team comparison of the initial matchups on Thursday, November 17.

North #1 Bellevue

vs

South #4 Umpqua

NWAC Rank 1st    .247

Hitting Pct.

.154     NWAC Rank 17th

NWAC Rank 6th     12.2

Kills/Set

10.9     NWAC Rank 18th

NWAC Rank 20th     9.6

Assists/Set

10.3     NWAC Rank 12th

NWAC Rank 3rd       2.0

Blocks/Set

1.4       NWAC Rank 18th

NWAC Rank 20th   14.6

Digs/Set

15.0     NWAC Rank 16th

Last Match
September 3rd, 2016 - Bellevue won 2-1

Players to Watch
Audrey Saelens & Kendle Valade-Nunez; Bellevue
Viviana Rodriguez & Kaysie Cornelio; Umpqua

 

West #2 Lower Columbia

vs

East #3 Spokane

NWAC Rank 3rd    .244

Hitting Pct.

.198    NWAC Rank 12th

NWAC Rank 3rd     12.6

Kills/Set

11.4    NWAC Rank 13th

NWAC Rank 5th     11.6

Assists/Set

10.0    NWAC Rank 16th

NWAC Rank 9th       1.8

Blocks/Set

2.0      NWAC Rank 4th

NWAC Rank 8th      15.8

Digs/Set

15.5   NWAC Rank 13th

Last Match
August 27th, 2016 - Spokane won 2-0

Players to Watch
Kallie Schmidt & Rachel Erickson; Lower Columbia
Jessica Schmautz & Bianca Sanchez; Spokane

 

East #1 Walla Walla

vs

West #4 Tacoma

NWAC Rank 10th    .201

Hitting Pct.

.220    NWAC Rank 8th

NWAC Rank 5th     12.3

Kills/Set

11.5    NWAC Rank 11th

NWAC Rank 6th     11.0

Assists/Set

10.5    NWAC Rank 9th

NWAC Rank 6th       2.0

Blocks/Set

1.6      NWAC Rank 16th

NWAC Rank 3rd      17.5

Digs/Set

16.5   NWAC Rank 7th

Last Match
August 28th, 2016 - Walla Walla won 3-1

Players to Watch
Tori Wegdahl & Savannah Ruark; Walla Walla
Jazmine Johnson-McCoy & Kaycee Shaffer, Tacoma

 

South #2 Clark

vs

North #3 Skagit Valley

NWAC Rank 6th    .228

Hitting Pct.

.159    NWAC Rank 14th

NWAC Rank 11th   11.5

Kills/Set

10.7    NWAC Rank 19th

NWAC Rank 7th     11.0

Assists/Set

10.0    NWAC Rank 15th

  NWAC Rank 1st       3.7

Blocks/Set

0.9     NWAC Rank 29th

 NWAC Rank 21st     14.6

Digs/Set

12.0    NWAC Rank 29th

Last Match
September 2nd, 2016 - Skagit Valley won 2-0

Players to Watch
Allyson Crisp & Livia Strandberg, Clark
Dani Johnson & Haley Beiermann, Skagit Valley

 


West #1 Highline

vs

East #4 Blue Mountain

NWAC Rank 2nd    .246

Hitting Pct.

.200    NWAC Rank 11th

NWAC Rank 8th     11.8

Kills/Set

12.2    NWAC Rank 6th

NWAC Rank 8th     10.5

Assists/Set

11.7    NWAC Rank 4th

  NWAC Rank 7th      1.9

Blocks/Set

1.8     NWAC Rank 8th

NWAC Rank 15th   15.2 

Digs/Set

15.7    NWAC Rank 10th

Last Match
September 18th, 2016 - Blue Mountain won 3-0, but Highline is   2-1 vs Blue Mountain this year.

Players to Watch
Megan Van Marter & Taylor Alicuben, Highline
Kristin Williams & Jordan Mix, Blue Mountain

 

North #2 Shoreline

vs

South #3 Chemeketa

NWAC Rank 5th     .229

Hitting Pct.

.213    NWAC Rank 9th

NWAC Rank 10th    11.6

Kills/Set

12.5    NWAC Rank 4th

NWAC Rank 10th     10.5

Assists/Set

12.0    NWAC Rank 3rd

  NWAC Rank 21st      1.4

Blocks/Set

1.3     NWAC Rank 22nd

NWAC Rank 26th   12.9 

Digs/Set

14.7    NWAC Rank 19th

Last Match
August 28th, 2016 – Chemeketa won 3-0

Players to Watch
Taija Jones & Tory Bennett, Chemeketa
Carlie Howard & Taylor Alexander, Shoreline

 

South #1 Linn-Benton

vs

North #4 Edmonds

NWAC Rank 4th     .232

Hitting Pct.

.122   NWAC Rank 23rd

NWAC Rank 2nd      13.2

Kills/Set

9.6     NWAC Rank 24th

NWAC Rank 1st      12.5

Assists/Set

7.0     NWAC Rank 27th

  NWAC Rank 5th      2.0

Blocks/Set

1.2     NWAC Rank 23rd

NWAC Rank 5th   16.9 

Digs/Set

15.6    NWAC Rank 12th

Last Match
August 29th, 2016 – Linn-Benton won 3-0

Players to Watch
Chase Bohman & Montanna Gubrud, Linn-Benton
Sydney Lawrence & Maci Magri, Edmonds

 

East #2 North Idaho

vs

West #3 Pierce

NWAC Rank 7th     .232

Hitting Pct.

.151   NWAC Rank 18th

NWAC Rank 1st      13.3

Kills/Set

11.6   NWAC Rank 9th

NWAC Rank 2nd      12.5

Assists/Set

9.6     NWAC Rank 19th

  NWAC Rank 2nd      2.1

Blocks/Set

1.5     NWAC Rank 17th

NWAC Rank 11th   15.7 

Digs/Set

21.8    NWAC Rank 1st

Last Match
North Idaho and Pierce have not met in an official contest (the only first time matchup in the tournament)

Players to Watch
Brittany Gay & Brooke Bell, North Idaho
Allie Bauer & Malia Fakatoufifta, Pierce


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