NEW — Friday sports update

November 13, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:11 p.m. Nov. 13, 2009

Eagles aim for fifth at state

The Issaquah High School volleyball team, after suffering a tough first-round loss, kept battling through the consolation round Nov. 12 and as a result has a shot at fifth place in the 4A state tournament in Kennewick’s Toyota Center.

Issaquah plays Jackson today at 5 p.m. for fifth and eighth place.

The Eagles, who lost to Kentwood 3-2 in the opening round, fought back to oust Richland 3-2 and Woodinville 3-1 to earn their shot at fifth place

In the match with Kentwood, Issaquah won the first two games 25-13, 25-15, but Kentwood rallied to win the remaining games 26-24, 25-23 to tie the match and force an overtime game. The Conquerors won the deciding game 16-14.

Issaquah had strong efforts up front from Alyssa Schult, who had 16 kills and nine blocks; Rachel Roeder, who had 12 kills; Sarah Hanna, who had 10 kills; and Chrissy Dickinson, who had five blocks. Riley Sorenson had a strong all-around game with 44 assists, 10 digs and eight aces. Alexa Batquin had a team-leading 20 digs.

In the consolation match with Richland, Issaquah had another tough overtime battle. The Eagles prevailed 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 26-28, 15-10. Stephanie Stoll had 13 kills and seven blocks for the Eagles. Sorenson had 52 assists and three aces, and Roeder contributed 14 kills and 14 digs. Schultz had a team-high 16 kills and Batquin again led the Eagles in digs with 25.

Against Woodinville, Issaquah defeated its 4A KingCo Conference rival 25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 25-12. The Eagles had solid hitting and serving from Stoll and Hanna. Stoll had 11 kills and six aces, and Hanna 17 had kills and three aces. Sorenson contributed 47 assists and four aces, and Batquin had 25 digs and three aces. Roeder added 11 kills and 18 digs, and Schultz had 10 kills,

Patriots meet O’Dea in playoffs

The Liberty High School football team tangles with O’Dea Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Seattle’s Memorial Stadium in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.

Both teams are 9-1 on the season.

Skyline and Issaquah, who are competing in the 4A state playoffs, play their first round of games Nov. 14. Skyline plays South Kitsap at 7 p.m. at Tahoma High School. Issaquah plays Jackson at 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.

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