Well, well. Mount Si volleyball responds nicely to adversity, by sweeping an opponent…..a good one at that in Knights

Time now to talk some volleyball.

If anyone was concerned about how Mount Si High School’s volleyball team would respond following their heartbreaking five-set loss last Wednesday night to Issaquah, those concerns were answered very emphatically last night as the Wildcats dominated and crashed the Senior Night party at Newport, sweeping the Knights in three sets.

Dana Dolan had 27 assists, 11 digs, an ace and a kill as Mount Si rolled to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 win over Newport at Newport High School in Bellevue. Bailey Showalter paced the Wildcats with 12 kills, 15 digs, an ace and a block, and Lexi Niehaus stepped up big time, with 14 digs. Bre Fitzgerald also continued her solid play, with eight kills and 13 digs.

The win locked up no worse than a fourth seed to the Kingco playoffs for Mount Si with one game left in the schedule. They currently are tied for third in the 4A standings at 6-2 in league with Eastlake, who beat the Wildcats this season and hold a head-to-head tiebreak currently for the third seed.

Fitzgerald, Dolan, Megan Underbrink, Emily Dann and Tori BearBow comprise the Wildcat senior class and they will be recognized prior to tomorrow night’s game as the Wildcats close out the regular season at home meeting the Inglemoor Vikings. The match begins at 7:00 at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

Newport JV’s sweep Mount Si: The Knights swept the Wildcats in the junior varsity contest, taking it 25-20, 25-13, 26-24. Niehaus had two kills, six digs and an ace in this one for Mount Si while Peyton MacKenzie added seven aces, nine digs, a kill and an assist to the efforts. Alyssa Underbrink also had a good match, with 10 digs, a kill and two aces. The Wildcats are hosting Inglemoor for the final JV match of the season and that will begin at 5:15 prior to the varsity match.

Mount Si “C” team sweeps: Rounding out the night of sweeps on the floor at NHS, the Wildcat “C” team swept the Knights’ “C” squad 25-18, 25-23, 25-24. Ella Moore had a huge night serving with 11 aces and three digs leading the Wildcats. Ashley Cornick aided the efforts with eight digs, an assist, an ace and two kills, and Haley Bostick pitched in six digs, two aces, an assist and a kill. Rounding it out, Ananya Banjeree had three kills, four assists, nine digs and two aces. Mount Si wraps up the “C” schedule tomorrow hosting Inglemoor, also at 5:15 prior to the varsity match.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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