Local report: Central Washington volleyball stuns West in first round of playoffs | CWU Sports

BELLINGHAM - Unbeaten Central Washington finally produced the breakthrough it needed to knock off No. 8 Western Washington in the first round of the playoffs Thursday night.Despite losing five-point leads late in each of the first two finals, the Beasts (18-10) kept their composure for the season with a 27-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22 comeback win over the senior Vikings (.21-6). Central's young team with no seniors and only three juniors ended a seven-game losing streak in Bellingham and beat their rivals for just the second time in their last 11 meetings.First team all-district middle blocker Emma Daoud-Hebert contributed four blocks, but she also went on to lead the Wildcats' offense with 16 kills, the last point being killed. Ellensburg graduate Tia Andaya posted another triple-double, recording 11 kills, 22 assists,…
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