Photo by Ben Mitchell
Badillo evades a David Douglas block.
The HRV girls volleyball team got right back into it this week with their first contests of the season, and wound up with a 2-0 record after their first two games. On Tuesday, the girls traveled to Redmond, where they easily dispatched the Panthers, sweeping the 5A team with a three-set match. On Thursday, the Eagles followed up that effort with a solid home debut at Vannet Court, playing up in a non-conference game against the 6A David Douglas Scots, whom HRV defeated by a score of 3-1. In the first contest, HRV defeated its opponent by double-digit margins in all three sets; in the second contest, the Eagles had to work harder for their win, but the end result was the same. Highlight performances from the first game came from senior libero and outside hitter Rebecca Johnston (team-high 20 digs as well as 12 perfect passes), sophomore middle blocker and outside hitter Katie Kennedy (10 kills on 19 attempts) and sophomore setter Emily Curtis (19 assists and six serving aces). Also having good games were junior outside hitters Shae Duffy and Kennedy James (nine kills each) and senior middle blocker and right-side hitter Bianca Badillo (three aces, no errors). Stats from Thursday’s game were not available at press time.