Unbeaten Eagles spike another volleyball victory

October 7, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Rachel Roeder had 24 kills and 10 digs Wednesday as she led the unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline.

Issaquah won the first game 25-13 but Skyline fought back to take the second game 25-17. The Eagles captured the third game 25-6 and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-20.

The Eagles, coming off a big victory earlier in the week against Woodinville, again had a strong all-around team effort. Sarah Hanna contributed 20 kills and three blocks. Riley Sorenson had 48 assists and five aces. Sam Rogers’ serving led to a seven aces and Alexa Batiquin had 12 digs.

Issaquah improved its league-leading record to 5-0 and season mark to 8-0.

Maddie Magee had 11 kills, Andrea Chon had 14 digs and Madison Stoa had 19 assists for Skyline, which is 1-4 in league and 4-5 on the season.

In 3A/2A KingCo action, Liberty lost the first game but charged back to beat Bellevue 3-1. Bellevue won the first game 25-17. Liberty won the final three 25-23, 25-19, 25-7.

Patriots gallop to cross country win

The Liberty High School girls cross country team, which had a perfect score in a meet last week, came close again Wednesday when the Patriots won a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet against visiting Bellevue and Sammamish.

Liberty won with 19 points. Bellevue was second with 48 and Sammamish took third with 78. The Patriots captured the three of the top four places had eight runners in all finish in the top 10. Amy Broska, of Liberty, took first place in the 3.1-mile race with a time of 21 minutes, 59 seconds. Bellevue’s Vandan Kasar, who took second, and Sammamish’s Laynie Viniotis, who was eighth, were the only visiting runners to crack the top 10 places.

Liberty’s Michaela Chucka was third and followed by Aimee Christensen, Megan Chucka, Rachel Shaw and Megan Larson. who were fourth through seventh respectively. Allie Wood and Liza Ryker, both of Liberty, were ninth and 10th.

Bellevue won the boys meet with a total of 18 points. Liberty was second with 39 and Sammamish took third with 85. Phillip Matthews, of Bellevue, was first in 17:51. Scott Turner was Liberty’s top runner, taking fifth in 18:12.

Issaquah cross country teams second

The Issaquah High School boys and girls cross country teams each finished second Wednesday in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Kirkland’s Big Finn Hill Park.

Garfield nipped Issaquah 35-36 in the boys meet. Host Inglemoor was third with 62 points. Issaquah’s Turner Wiley and Isaac Robinson were second and third respectively.

Inglemoor won the girls meet with 29 points. Issaquah was second with 43 and Garfield ended up third with 52 points. Nicole Migotsky was Issaquah’s top placer, taking third in 21:07.

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