NEW — Wednesday sports update

November 4, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:27 p.m. Nov. 4, 2009

Issaquah wins soccer title

The Issaquah High School girls soccer team got a little of everything Nov. 3. The Eagles got some revenge, a league tournament championship, and more important, a berth in next week’s 4A state tournament,

Issaquah defeated the rival Skyline Spartans 3-1 in the 4A KingCo Conference championship game Nov. 3 at Issaquah.

The Eagles, who won the league’s regular-season title last week, will host the District 3 No. 4 team either Nov. 10 or 11. Issaquah is 14-2-0 on the season.

In beating Skyline, the Eagles avenged a 2-0 loss to the defending state champions earlier this season.

Margaret Rauch scored two goals for Issaquah.

Rauch’s first goal, which was assisted by Dayna Talley, came at the 26th minute and gave the Eagles 1 -0 halftime lead.

Rauch scored again with an unassisted goal at the 41st miinute. She also set up a penalty kick for Kristen Maris, who connected for her 15th goal of the season.

Michelle Bretl accounted for Skyline’s scoring with an unassisted goal at the 42nd minute.

Skyline will host the Greater St. Helen’s League No. 2 team, either Battle Ground or Skyview, at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 in a winner to state, loser out game.

Eagles play in title game

The Issaquah High School volleyball team continued its strong second half of the season play Nov. 3 when the Eagles defeated Bothell 3-1 in the 4A KingCo Conference tournament.

Issaquah plays regular-season champion Woodinville at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Bothell in the tournament title game. The winner gets an automatic berth in the 4A state tournament. The loser hosts the Greater St. Helens League No. 4 team Nov. 7 for a berth to state.

Against Bothell, the Eagles avenged a tough 3-2 loss to the Cougars earlier this season. This time Issaquah bounced back to beat the Cougars. Issaquah dropped the first game of the match 25-20, then fought back to win the next three 25-17, 25-20, 25-17.

Rachel Roeder led Issaquah with 12 kills and 11 digs. Other stellar efforts for Issaquah came from Alexa Batquin, who had 25 digs; Maddy Emerson, who had 10 digs; Riley Sorenson, who contributed 48 assists; Alyssa Schultz, who had a team-high 15 kills; Stephanie Stoll, who added 11 kills; Maggie Reingold, who had 10 digs; and Sarah Hanna, who had seven kills.

Skyline plays Bothell at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in a loser-out match. The winner will travel to a Greater St. Helens League team Nov. 7 in a loser-out, winner to state match.

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