Mount Si’s varsity volleyball team is heading into the postseason on a solid note after closing out the regular season last night with a rare sweep of an opponent.
The Wildcats took care of the Woodinville Falcons in three sets, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 at Woodinville High School. Santa Clara-bound senior Anna McCreadie led the way for Mount Si with 12 kills, 12 digs, six aces and an assist as Mount Si finished the season at 4-4 in Kingco 4A, 10-4 overall, and the fifth overall seed to the Kingco Tournament, a seeding that was locked up thanks to their win and wins by both Eastlake and Issaquah over Ingelmoor and Newport, respectively.
Courteney Carr had 30 assists and four digs to pace the Wildcats, while Haley Holmberg had eight kills and seven digs in her first match of the season; the junior has been out all season with various injuries and ailments. Liz Larson pitched in eight kills, 15 digs, two aces and two blocks to aid Mount Si, who also had 21 digs from Jenn Rogers.
Mount Si will meet four-seed Issaquah tomorrow in the opening round of the Kingco Tournament at Skyline High School. First serve is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Wildcat JV closes out season with win: Mount Si’s junior varsity got a strong 11-kill, 16-dig effort from Macy Baltasar and finished up their season with a 25-19, 21-25, 15-11 win over the Falcons. Amanda Harkleroad had 26 digs, an assist and three aces to pace the Wildcats, who also had nine kills and 18 digs from Emily Cole, along with an assist and three aces. Emma Anderson added 17 assists and five digs to the Mount Si cause, and Linsay Showalter pitched in 10 digs. The Wildcats finished at 4-10 on the season (2-6 Kingco).
Central Washington def. Simon Fraser 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23: The host Wildcats dispatched the visiting Canadian foes in a GNAC contest last night in Ellensburg behind 53 assists, a kill, four digs and a block from junior Catie Fry, she a 2011 Mount Si High School grad from North Bend. The 53 assists is tied for the second-highest assist number she’s had this season in a match for Central; she also had 53 in a contest against Cal Baptist last month. In comments on the CWU website, Fry says a key to her team’s success is their unity. “We always talk about how close we are as a team and this is the closest team I have ever been on and that is how we win games,” she said.
Rocky Mountain (MT) def. Lewis-Clark State 25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 25-15: League leader RMC from Billings, MT, came into Lewiston, ID, last night and scored a four-set win over the host Warriors, despite 45 assists, 10 digs, three kills and a block from Robyn Schirmer, from North Bend and a 2010 Mount Si HS grad.
Olympic CC def. Whatcom CC 25-17, 25-11, 25-19: In a Northwest Athletic Conference (formerly the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) contest Wednesday in Bremerton, the host OCC side rolled to a three-set sweep over the visitors from Bellingham. Freshman Hanna Halverson, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest High School grad, had 17 assists, four digs, two kills and an ace to pace Whatcom.