Liberty High School captures girls soccer title

October 22, 2010

NEW — 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22, 2010

Kiana Hafferty scored seven minutes in the second overtime Thursday to give the Liberty High School girls soccer team a 3-2 triumph against Juanita in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference battle. With the victory, Liberty, 10-0-2, clinched the league championship.

Whitney Cain, assisted by Hafferty, scored Liberty’s first goal at the fifth minute. Kimi Fry scored the Patriots’ second goal at the 10th minute. Liberty held a 2-1 lead at halftime.

The Patriots’ next game is Oct. 26 at home against Mercer Island.

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Issaquah Eagles clinch tie for volleyball title

October 21, 2010

UPDATED — 10:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls volleyball team clinched at least a tie for the 4A KingCo Conference regular-season volleyball title Wednesday when the Eagles defeated host Ballard 3-0.

Issaquah won the games 25-8, 25-18, 25-12. The Eagles got strong punch again up front from Rachel Roeder, who had 19 kills, and Sarah Hanna, who had 10 kills. Setter Riley Sorenson had 28 assists and Nina Moore had 11 assists.

The Eagles are 9-0 in league action with one match left to play Oct. 25 at second-place Newport,8-1.

Newport had been tied with Issaquah for first place prior to Wednesday. However, the Knights were upset by Roosevelt 3-1.

In other action, Skyline defeated Redmond 25-22, 25-12, 25-14. Kennedy Stoa had 32 assists and Mikayla Silva had 10 kills for Skyline, 3-6 in league play. Halle Erdahl contributed eight kills and five aces for the Spartans.

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Issaquah volleyball team overcomes Eastlake

October 19, 2010

The unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team overcame an upset-minded Eastlake squad Oct. 13 to win the 4A KingCo Conference match 3-1.

Eastlake entered the match at Issaquah having just one league victory. However, the Wolves gave Issaquah a tough time in two of the games.

Issaquah won the first game 25-15, but Eastlake took the second game 25-23. The Eagles held off Eastlake 28-26 in the third game and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-15.

Sarah Hanna led Issaquah with 28 kills, 18 digs and four aces. Sam Rogers contributed 13 kills and three blocks. Setter Riley Sorenson had 61 assists and 13 digs. Libero Alexa Batiquin had 20 digs.

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Issaquah Eagles edge Roosevelt in volleyball battle

October 19, 2010

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Oct. 19, 2010

The Issaquah High School volleyball team got one of its toughest battles of the season Monday when the Eagles edged visiting Roosevelt 3-2 in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah, 8-0 in league play and tied with Newport for the lead, won the tie-breaking game 15-10.

The match was hard fought from the start with Roosevelt winning the first game 32-30. Issaquah won the next two games 25-17 and 25-17. However, Roosevelt took the fourth game 25-19 to force the tiebreaker.

Issaquah had several outstanding efforts in the match. Rachel Roeder had 32 kills, 10 digs and four aces. Riley Sorenson had 60 assists, 15 digs and three aces. Sarah Hanna had 13 kills and Alexa Batiquin had 26 digs. Sam Rogers contributed six kills and five aces. Maddy Emerson added 10 digs and Kelsey Mollick si aces.

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Liberty High Schools girls race to another win

October 14, 2010

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010

The Liberty High School girls cross country team placed seven runners among the top 10 finishers Wednesday to gallop away to an easy victory in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park.

Amy Broska, of Liberty, finished first in the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 16 seconds. Teammate Megan Chucka was a close third in 19:18. Allie Wood, Michaela Chucka and Rachel Shaw, all of Liberty, finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Aimee Christenson was ninth and Megan Larson took 10th for the Patriots.

Liberty took first place with 22 points. Host Mercer Island was third with 43 points and Mount Si ended up third with 70 points.

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Intense Eagles spike two KingCo victories

October 12, 2010

Rachel Roeder (6), Issaquah senior outside hitter, lofts a hit over Skyline’s Madison Stoa for a point during the first set of the Eagles’ 3-1 victory. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah beats Woodinville, Skyline stays unbeaten

Sometimes, final scores are a bit deceiving. The Issaquah High School volleyball team posted a pair of key 4A KingCo Conference victories last week and by the raw score, it appeared the Eagles cruised in both matches. Read more

Issaquah High School volleyball routs Redmond

October 12, 2010

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Oct. 12, 2010

The unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team cruised by host Redmond 3-0 Monday in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah won the games 25-19, 25-14, 25-18.

Sarah Hanna led the Eagles with 12 kills, 10 digs and three aces. Riley Sorenson added 30 assists and four aces, and Rachel Roeder had 10 kills.

Issaquah improved season mark to 9-0 and league record to 6-0. The Eagles remained tied with Newport for first place. Newport also won, defeating Eastlake 25-23, 25-17, 25-20.

In other action, Skyline topped Bothell 3-1. Bothell won the first game 25-21 but Skyline bounced back to win the remaining games 25-21, 25-23, 27-25.

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Unbeaten Eagles spike another volleyball victory

October 7, 2010

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.

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Issaquah volleyball team spikes Woodinville

October 5, 2010

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Oct. 5, 2010

The Issaquah High School volleyball team remained undefeated Monday after the Eagles downed host Woodinville 3-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah won 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 25-13.

Rachel Roeder paced the Eagles with 29 kills and nine aces. Alexa Batiquin added 18 digs, and Riley Sorenson had 50 assists and five aces.

Issaquah boosted its league record to 4-0 and season mark to 7-0. Woodinville suffered its first league defeat.

In other action, Newport defeated Skyline 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 to stay tied with Issaquah for first place. Madison Stoa had 18 assists and 11 digs, and Maddie Magee had 10 kills for Skyline, which is 1-3 in league play and 4-4 on the season.

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Eagles carry 2009 hot streak into this season

September 28, 2010

Volleyball preview

Rachel Roeder defends against a Woodinville volley during a 2008 Eagles victory. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School volleyball team seems to be picking up where it left off last season – hot!

Issaquah finished the 2009 season with three straight victories at the 4A state tournament. Entering this week, the Eagles had won their first four matches of the season. Included among the triumphs were 4A KingCo Conference victories against Inglemoor and Bothell.

And, the Eagles also had a special 3-1 nonleague victory against Kentwood, which defeated Issaquah in the opening round of last year’s state tournament. Read more

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