NEW — Sports update Wednesday
October 7, 2009
By Bob Taylor
NEW — 6 p.m. Oct. 7, 2009
Skyline, Issaquah set for showdown
The Skyline and Issaquah high school girls soccer teams each won Oct. 6 to set the stage for their big showdown Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Skyline.
The rivals are currently locked in a first-place tie in the 4A KingCo Conference standings.
However, both teams squeaked out victories Oct. 6. Skyline nipped host Garfield 1-0 and Issaquah edged Newport 1-0.
Shea O’Donnell’s goal at the 39th minute enabled Skyline to beat Garfield. Jackie Wilson assisted on the goal. Goalkeepers Jill Stika and Christina Vargas shared the shutout.
Kristin Maris connected on a penalty kick in Issaquah’s victory against Newport. Goalkeeper Brooke Miller picked up the shutout.
Skyline, the defending 4A state champion, is ranked No. 1 in the current Seattle Times state poll and Issaquah is ranked No. 4. Both teams are 5-0 in league play.
In 3A/2A KingCo action, Liberty and Juanita battled to a 2-2 tie.
Cassidy Nangle and Kendall Downing scored Liberty’s goals. Kimi Fry assisted on both scores.
Liberty’s league record is 1-2-3.
Liberty volleyball wins
The Liberty High School volleyball team defeated visiting Juanita 3-1 Oct. 6 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.
Liberty won the first game 25-11, dropped the second 17-25, and then responded by winning the final games 25-21 and 25-23.
Skyline netters top Mount Si
The Skyline High School boys tennis teams swept the doubles to defeat Mount Si 5-2 Oct. 6 in a KingCo Conference match.
Win Hubbard and Ben Hwang, of Skyline, won the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Mike Grant and Tyler Mrachek. Zach Oseran and Larry Liao took the No. 2 doubles and Justin Kahng and Steven Do won the No. 3 doubles. Skyline also got victories in singles from Aman Manji and Brayden Hansen.
In other action, Redmond defeated Liberty 6-1. Thomas Lowes, of Liberty, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Jeff Jou.
Skyline swimmers down Eastlake
Two of the state’s top swimmers met in a 4A KingCo Conference meet Oct. 6 at the Julius Boehm Pool and both were victorious.
Andie Taylor, of Skyline, and Katie Kinnear, of Eastlake, each won two events. However, Skyline had far too much depth for Eastlake as the Spartans won easily 117-69.
Taylor had state-qualifying times in winning the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 05.82 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 53.55. She also swam as a member of the Spartans’ winning 200 medley relay team. Meghan O’Keefe, Maria Volodkevich and Nina Zook were other members of the relay team.
O’Keefe won the 500 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 5:13.03. Teammate Sarah Elderkin also had a state-qualifying time in winning the 100 backstroke in 1:02.03.
Other Skyline wins came from Volodkevich in the 50 freestyle, and the 200 freestyle relay. Volodkevich, Zook, Marissa Bennett and O’Keefe composed the 200 freestyle relay.
Kinnear had state qualifying times in winning the 200 freestyle in 1:56.75 and the 100 butterfly in 57.71. She also anchored Eastlake’s winning 400 freestyle relay.
Other Eastlake first places came from Mackenzie Rands in diving and Kara Beauchamp in the 100 breaststroke.
Skyline tangles with another rival Oct. 8, when the Spartans meet Issaquah at 3:30 p.m. in Boehm Pool.