Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

October 14, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.

Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.

Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.

The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.

In other action, Skyline downed Inglemoor 3-1. The Spartans won 25-19, 25-9, 23-25, 25-14.

Freshman Chloe Epker had a solid all-around match for the Spartans with six kills, 14 digs and five aces. Alyssa Workman contributed 32 assists and 12 digs. Molly Mounsey had a team-high 13 kills and Kennedy Stoa had 19 digs.

Skyline improved its league record to 5-2 and stayed in third place. The Spartans are 9-2 overall.

Liberty girls blast Sammamish

The Liberty High School girls soccer team took another big step towards repeating as KingCo Conference 3A/2A champions Thursday when the Patriots walloped host Sammamish 7-0.

Liberty improved its league-leading record to 10-0. The Patriots have an eight point lead over Interlake and Lake Washington, who are tied for second place, with four games left on the regular-season schedule. Liberty entertains Lake Washington at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

Cassidy Nangle and Kailiana Johnson each had two goals for Liberty in its victory against Sammamish. Johnson also had two assists. Kendall Downing, Kali Youngdahl and Nicolle Marlow scored Liberty’s other goals.

It was the second romp of the week for the Patriots, who whipped Bellevue 7-1 Tuesday.

In other league action, it was Mount Si 1, Lake Washington 1; Bellevue 2, Juanita 2; and Interlake 4, Mercer Island 2.

Issaquah soccer edges Bothell

Audrey Thomas, a junior midfielder, assisted on one goal and connected on free kick Thursday as the Issaquah High School girls soccer team topped visiting Bothell 2-1 in a KingCo Conference 4A contest in Gary Moore Stadium.

Deanna Dakar, who was assisted by Thomas, put the Eagles ahead at the 50th minute.

Issaquah improved its league-leading record to 6-0-2. The Eagles, 8-3-2 overall, lead Skyline by a point.

Skyline nipped host Eastlake 2-1. Anna Deweirdt’s goal at the 71st minute won the game for Skyline. Eastlake scored first in the game on a shot by Kelsey Haberly at the 17th minute. Jordan Branch, of Skyline, tied the score two minutes later.

Skyline, 6-0-1 in league play and 10-0-2 overall, hosts Issaquah at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in a key conference battle.

In other action, it was Newport 2, Ballard 0; and Woodinville 0, Garfield 0.

Skyline netters top Issaquah

The Skyline High School boys tennis team won the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches Thursday en route to a 4-3 KingCo Conference 4A victory against rival Issaquah.

Aman Manji defeated Issaquah’s Evan Cheung 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles match. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu took the No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Issaquah’s John Brendel and Matt Gonn.

In KingCo 3A/2A action, Mount Si defeated Liberty 4-3. Josh Hamann, of Mount Si, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Michael Payant. Liberty’s Justice Canley and Tyler Le won the No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Alex Pease and Jake Rouches.

Local grad continue to perform well

Several local high school graduates had noteworthy efforts recently.

In women’s soccer, Skyline High School graduate Emily Frankland scored the winning goal Oct. 5 in Western Washington University’s 1-0 victory against Simon Fraser. It was Frankland’s fifth goal of the season.

Issaquah graduate Kate Deines tallied her second goal of the season to help Washington defeat Utah 4-0 Oct. 9.

And Treva LeRoy, a Liberty graduate, had a goal to help Bellevue College whip Edmonds 4-0 Oct. 8.

In football, quarterback Joey Bradley, an Issaquah graduate, completed 9 of 14 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown to lead North Dakota to a 42-9 victory Oct. 8 against Montana Western. Bradley also ran for a touchdown. Robert Blair, a Liberty grad, had a pair of tackles for Montana Western.

Grant Gellatly rushed for 46 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards to help Cornell defeat Harvard 41-31 Oct. 8.

Jake Knecht, a Skyline grad, continued his big season for Willamette University Oct. 8. Knecht hauled in three passes for 57 yards and scored a touchdown as Willamette defeated Pacific 49-7. He leads Willamette in receiving with 11 catches for 231 yards. Issaquah’s Taylor Wyman carried the ball six times for 20 yards and Tait Stephens, another Skyline grad, had three tackles for Willamette.

Evan Peterson, who set school records in receiving at Issaquah, hauled in his first collegiate touchdown pass Sept. 24 to help Linfield College whip La Verne, 52-3. Cameron Talley, of Liberty, had three tackles in Linfield’s 73-7 rout of the University of Puget Sound Oct. 8. Eric Biege, of Skyline, also had two tackles for Linfield. Wide receiver Ross Zuhl, of Issaquah, was one of the few bright spots for Puget Sound. He had four receptions for 35 yards.

In golf, Jake Webb, a Skyline graduate, tied for 13th with a 217 total to help the Western Washington University men’s team place third at the Grand Canyon University Fall Invitational. Webb shot a 69 on the final round to tie for the lowest score.

In college baseball news, Adrian Sampson, a Skyline graduate who had an outstanding freshman season at Bellevue College last spring, has been tabbed as the No. 3 prospect in the West Coast Collegiate League by Baseball America.

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