Castle Rock's volleyball team earned a pair of Southwest 1A District Tournament wins in Montesano on Wednesday to secure a third straight trip to next week's 1A State Championships. The Rockets topped Montesano 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 before beating Elma 25-16, 25-19, 25-17.
They will play La Center at 3 p.m. Saturday at LeBaron Court in Castle Rock for a second straight district title.
"We're super excited," Rockets coach Jeana Bayes said. "Our upperclassmen played beautiful, and our younger classmen are stepping up at a time of need. Everyone played as one unit with a bunch of heart. I couldn't have asked for better than that."
In the opener, Zoe Naugle had 18 kills and six blocks and Logann Golden had 14 digs and 13 kills. Maria Ykeda tallied nine digs and 11 service points and Ranae Holter had 29 assists and nine digs.
In the nightcap, Naugle again had 18 kills and five blocks. Golden added 11 kills and 10 digs, while Jordyn Burks finished with six blocks, five kills and four digs, and Rachel Anderson had 12 digs and 12 service points.