Issaquah High School wins volleyball opener

September 21, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:05 a.m. Sept. 21, 2010

Senior outside hitter Rachel Roeder’s offensive and defensive efforts Monday helped spark the Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor in the 4A KingCo Conference opener for both teams. Issaquah won the games 25-11, 25-14, 25-21.

Roeder, one of six seniors who have been on the varsity squad all four years, had 12 kills, 12 digs and three aces. Seniors Sarah Hanna, Alexa Batiquin and Riley Sorenson were other key contributors for the Eagles.

Hanna, an outside hitter, had 14 kills. Batiquin, a setter, had 10 digs and Sorenson, an outside hitter, had 32 assists.

It wasn’t just a senior show, however. Junior outside hitter Sam Rogers contributed five kills for the Eagles, 3-0 overall on the season. Issaquah has plenty of experience and depth this season. The players want to improve on last year’s performance, which wasn’t bad, as the Eagles won the district title and finished fifth at the 4A state tournament.

In other action, Skyline edged host Garfield 3-2. The Spartans won 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 18-25, 15-11. Maddie Magee had 18 kills and Madison Stoa 34 assists for Skyline, 4-1 overall.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty dropped the first game but fought back to beat visiting Lake Washington 3-1. The Patriots won 22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-21. Megan Tsutakawa had 37 assists and three blocks, Katie Walsh had 12 kills and three aces, Kristy Braunston had 17 digs and seven aces, and Molly Culwell had 12 kills and three blocks for Liberty. The Patriots are 3-1 in league competition.

Issaquah, Liberty golf teams drop tough matches

Issaquah and Liberty high school boys golf teams both dropped tough matches Monday to visiting teams.

Issaquah lost to Redmond 181-186 at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course. Aaron Tham, of the Eagles, was the medalist with a 2-under-par 34. Teammate Weston Mui had a 36. The loss was the second straight for Issaquah in 4A KingCo Conference play.

Liberty fell to Sammamish 201-210 in a 3A/2A KingCo match at the Maplewood Golf Course. Harrison Diemert, of the Patriots, was medalist with a par 36. Teammate Tyler Larson shot a 41.

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