Fresh off a strong showing in their own tournament last weekend, the West Valley Wolfpack were able to claim their first victory of the season on Wednesday.

The Wolfpack were able to take down the Hutchison Hawks in three sets 25-11, 25-11, 25-10 as the match lasted just 45 minutes.

For West Valley, it was a nice way to resume play following their tournament. Prior to the West Valley Invitational, the Wolfpack had been defeated soundly in all of their competitions.

Wednesday night, they were the ones collecting a sound victory.

Claire Olsen led the way for the Wolfpack as she led the team with eight kills and seven aces while tying for the team lead with three digs. Grace Troppmann and Jordyn Vivlamore also collected three digs with Vivlamore finishing second on the team with six aces. Jackie Bolinger led the Wolfpack with eight assists while Sage May was second with seven assists.

As for the Hawks, it was a struggle yet again. It was only the second full game for Hutchison after they showed some potential while getting swept by Mt. Edgecumbe last week. Over the weekend, however, they were unable to win a set at the WVI and found themselves swept yet again on Wednesday. The Hawks have yet to win a set so far this year, though they’re gaining experience for several players who’ve never played volleyball before.

Hutch hosted Monroe on Friday night in a game that ended after press time. West Valley will next play on Thursday in Palmer while Hutch will next play Tuesday against Lathrop.

Contact sports editor Hart Pisani at or 459-7530.

Contact sports editor Hart Pisani at or 459-7530.