Skyline volleyball team ousts Issaquah in KingCo tournament

November 2, 2011

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Nov. 2, 2011

The Skyline High School volleyball team stayed alive in the KingCo Conference 4A Tournament on Tuesday when the Spartans eliminated rival Issaquah 3-1 at Newport High School.

Skyline won the first set 25-22 but Issaquah bounced back to win the second game 25-21. The Spartans took the next two games 25-15 and 25-15 to win the match.

The Spartans were led by Maddie Magee, who had 11 kills and 10 digs, and Madison Stoa, who had six kills and 39 assists. Kennedy Stoa and Emily Harris each had 13 digs for the Spartans.

Sam Rogers led Issaquah with 11 kills, three blocks, 10 digs and three aces. Mckenzie Bostic contributed 35 assists and five aces, and Lindsey Ferguson added 10 digs and three aces.

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Skyline volleyball team rallies to top Eastlake

October 25, 2011

Halle Erdahl, Skyline junior outside hitter, reaches as she spikes the ball over the net during the second set against Eastlake on Oct. 18. By Christopher Huber

Skyline High School sophomore Emily Anne Owen was on a roll from the serving line Oct. 18 against Eastlake.

Serving on 12- and 11-point runs in the third and fourth sets, Owen, a libero and defensive specialist, helped the Skyline girls volleyball team improve to 6-2 in league play after beating the Eastlake Wolves, 3-1, in the second-to-last regular-season match.

“I felt pretty good. Everybody kept the ball in play,” Owen said. “It felt really good to pull through and get the win.”

The Spartans overcame a first-set loss — Eastlake won it 25-23 — and relied on steady serving from Owen and consistent combination strikes from outside hitters Maddie Magee, a senior, and Halle Erdahl, a junior. Even though it had its fair share of comebacks and streaks, Eastlake went to 3-5 in KingCo Conference 4A and 5-7 overall.

The Wolves got out to a hot start, beating the Spartans by two in the first. After Skyline got out to a quick 10-4 start in the second, Eastlake came back and tied it at 16 apiece, thanks in part to kills from junior Anna Gorman. Skyline scored quick points and started to get Eastlake playing on its heels. It won the second set, 25-20, and easily won the third set, 25-11.

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Liberty girls soccer team clinches state berth

October 19, 2011

NEW — 11:15 a.m. Oct. 19, 2011 

The Liberty High School girls soccer team clinched a Class 3A state tournament berth for the second straight year Tuesday when the Patriots defeated visiting Lake Washington 3-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest.

Liberty improved its league-leading record to 11-0 and captured the KingCo 3A Conference’s automatic Class 3A state playoff berth. As KingCo No. 1 the Patriots do not have to play in the league tournament for a state tournament berth.

The Patriots will enter the state tournament next month seeded as the District 2 No. 1 entry and will host a first-round game.

The Patriots, who have three games left to play in the regular season, stretched their lead to 11 points over Lake Washington, which entered the game tied with Interlake for second place.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins

October 18, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning, but the Eagles captured a pair KingCo Conference 4A matches last week.

Issaquah won its second straight match Oct. 13 by defeating host Eastlake, 3-1. The Eagles 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.

On Oct. 11, Issaquah notched its first victory of the season when the Eagles swept visiting Redmond, 3-0. Issaquah won the games, 25-14, 25-14, 26-24.

This has been a rebuilding year for Issaquah, which saw almost its entire team graduate from last year’s squad that finished second in the 4A state tournament.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

October 14, 2011

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.

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Skyline Spartans’ attack is too much for Issaquah Eagles

October 11, 2011

Considering it’s playing with virtually a whole new team this season, the Issaquah High School volleyball squad put up a good fight Oct. 6 against the improved Skyline Spartans.

Skyline, the host team, won 3-0 to improve to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in league play. It was the Eagles’ first loss to the Spartans in three meetings.

The Eagles finished with a little comeback in the third set that made things interesting. Otherwise Skyline dominated the match, using a number of attack options and scoring points with quick kills from standout Maddie Magee from the left side of the court.

“I think they have a lot of weapons,” Issaquah coach Todd Parsons said after the match. “We played one of our better matches … and forced them to make kills on us.”

Skyline looked like a synchronized machine for much of the match.

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

September 30, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011

It was better late than never Thursday for the Liberty High School girls soccer team.

Kali Youngdahl scored a goal in the closing seconds as the Patriots nipped visiting Mercer Island 1-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A thriller.

Kailiana Johnson assisted on Youngdahl’s goal. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

With the victory, Liberty improved its league record to 6-0 and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place. Liberty plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake in a big showdown.

In other league action, Interlake defeated Juanita 4-1; and it was Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1; and Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0.

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Issaquah girls soccer team moves into first place

September 28, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011

Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against visiting Ballard in a KingCo Conference 4A contest in Gary Moore Stadium.

Delany Foreman and Alissa Evans scored Issaquah’s other goals.

The Eagles’ improved their league record to 2-0-1 and moved into a first-place tie with Redmond.

In other action, Skyline downed Inglemoor 4-1. Brooke Bofto, Makenzie Ware, Sydne Tingey and Anna Deweirdt scored Skyline’s goals. The Spartans are 2-0 in league play and 6-0-1 for the season.

In other league games, it was Eastlake 0, Newport 0; Garfield 3, Roosevelt 1; and Redmond 1, Woodinville 0.

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Unbeaten Skyline wins volleyball league opener

September 27, 2011

The unbeaten Skyline High School girls volleyball team opened KingCo Conference 4A competition Sept. 20 with a 3-0 victory against visiting Garfield. Skyline won the games, 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.

Madison Stoa had four blocks, 21 assists and three aces for Skyline. Teammate Halle Erdahl contributed 15 kills and 11 digs. Molly Mounsey added seven kills and three blocks for Skyline, 5-0 on the season.

In other action, Issaquah dropped a heartbreaker to host Inglemoor, 3-2. Issaquah won the opening game, 25-23, and then dropped the next two games, 25-18 and 25-14. The Eagles rallied in game four, 25-17. However, Inglemoor won the tie-breaker, 16-14.

Sam Rogers led Issaquah with 22 kills, 10 digs and five aces. McKenzie Bostic had 50 assists for the Eagles and Cassie Elenes had 12 kills. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 14 digs and 6 aces.

Issaquah suffered another tough loss Sept. 22 when the Eagles fell to visiting Bothell, 3-2. Issaquah won the first game, 25-12, but Bothell took the second game, 25-23. Issaquah won the third game, 25-20, but Bothell again came back to win the fourth game, 25-21. Bothell won the tie-breaker, 15-11.

Bostic had 49 assists for Issaquah. Rogers had a strong all-around match with 25 kills, three blocks, 17 digs and seven aces. Leanne Scott contributed 20 digs and Elenes had four blocks.


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Issaquah, Skyline win soccer league openers

September 21, 2011

 NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah high-school girls soccer teams each won their KingCo Conference 4A openers Tuesday with shutouts.

Skyline, 5-0-1 overall, nipped host Newport 1-0. Sydne Tingey, assisted by Brooke Bofto, scored Skyline’s goal at the 43rd minute.

Audrey Thomas and Lyrik Fryer each had a goal and an assist as they led Issaquah to a 4-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor. Jocelyn Eng and Annie Hoffman also scored goals for the Eagles, 3-3 overall. Goalkeeper Ashley Batistich recorded the shutout.

In other league action, it was Eastlake 2, Ballard 1; Redmond 2, Bothell 0; and Woodinville 2, Roosevelt 0. Garfield defeated Lakeside 2-0 in a nonleague contest.

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