NEW — Sports update

September 10, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009

Issaquah wins soccer opener

Margaret Rauch had a goal and two assists Sept. 8 as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 4-0 nonleague victory against the host Liberty Patriots.

Rauch set up Kristin Maris for goal at the 46th minute and then was assisted by Kelsey Ford at the 58th minute as the Eagles took a 2-0 lead. Lindsay Stoll, assisted by Ford, put Issaquah ahead 3-0 at the 60th minute.

Stoll, assisted by Rauch, scored again at the 61st minute.

In other action, defending 4A state champion Skyline High School opened its season with a 4-1 victory at home against Mercer Island. Michelle Bretl had a goal and two assists to lead Skyline. Jackie Wilson also scored twice for Skyline.

Meighan Hawks, off an assist by Bretl, gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead at 24:46. Wilson, assisted by Bretl, upped Skyline’s lead to 2-0 at 29:03. Bretl scored an unassisted goal at 32:54 as Skyline took a 3-0 halftime lead.

Wilson, assisted by Maddie Christ, scored the Spartans’ final goal at 55:45.

Liberty volleyball blanks LW

The Liberty High School volleyball team opened its season Sept. 8 with a 3-0 victory against Lake Washington. The Patriots won the games 25-20, 25-23, 25-23. Chelan Simonds had six blocks and three aces to lead Liberty. Trisha Terry contributed 11 digs and Cortney Schirman had four blocks.

Issaquah lost to Kentwood 25-18, 25-17, 25-21. Alyssa Schultz paced Issaquah with eight kills and six blocks. Maddy Emerson and Kelsey Mollick each had 10 assists for the Eagles.

Skyline dropped a tough match to Mercer Island 25-12, 26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 15-12. Madison Stoa had 14 assists, 10 digs and three aces to lead Skyline. Maddie Magee contributed 12 kills and 12 digs.

Liberty tennis tops Juanita

Thomas Lowes captured the No. 1 singles match to help propel the Liberty High School boys tennis team to a 4-3 victory Sept. 8 against Juanita.

Lowes defeated Peter Chan 6-2, 6-0. Sho Kato and Michael Payant also won their singles matches. Chris Weik and Ryan Maio teamed to win the No. 1 doubles match for Liberty.

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