Skyline volleyball team records its best finish in school history
November 15, 2011
By Sandy Ringer
LACEY — Maddie Magee wanted more than memories.
The Skyline High School senior wanted a memento to commemorate a special volleyball season — for herself and her school.
She helped make sure the Spartans got one Nov. 12 as she led them to a trophy finish at the Class 4A state tournament at St. Martin’s College.
Magee pounded 22 kills and added 10 digs to key a 3-1 victory against Kent-Meridian in the loser-out match early Nov. 12. That assured Skyline of a volleyball trophy for only the second time in school history and a best-ever finish. The Spartans wound up sixth after losing the consolation final to Puyallup, 3-0. Skyline finished seventh in the 2000 3A tournament.
“We came here with something to prove, and I think we have — that we are a good team and that we bond at state,” said Magee, who has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Oregon.
Skyline opened the tournament impressively Nov. 11 with a 3-2 victory against No.3 Bellarmine Prep. The Spartans lost the first two sets, 28-26 and 25-20, but rallied to win the third set, 25-23. Skyline won the fourth game, 27-25, to force a tie-breaker. The Spartans won the tie-breaker, 15-12. Magee had 22 kills and 19 digs to lead Skyline. Halle Erdahl and Kennedy Stoa played well up front, too. Erdahl had 14 kills and Stoa 10 kills. Madison Stoa contributed a strong all-around game with six kills, five blocks and 17 digs.
The Spartans lost their second match to Curtis, 3-1. Skyline won the first set, 25-16, but Curtis fought back to win the match, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18. Madison Stoa had 44 assists, 11 digs and three aces and Magee 21 kills and 14 digs. Emily Harris contributed 17 digs and Erdahl 18 kills.
Skyline bounced back Nov. 12 to beat Kent-Meridian, 3-1. Skyline lost the first set, 25-13, to Kent-Meridian but recovered and won the next three games, 25-19, 25-15, 25-19. Magee had 22 kills and 10 digs. Madison Stoa had 39 assists and Emily Owen 10 digs for the Spartans.
Newport was the only other KingCo Conference 4A team to receive a trophy. The Knights defeated Bellarmine Prep 3-1 to take seventh place.