Pacific Northwest Qualifier volleyball update

Today wraps up play at the Pacific Northwest National Qualifier girls’ club volleyball tournament in Spokane. Here’s a quick wrapup on how yesterday’s action went for the 10 teams with Valley high school players in the event.

We’ll once again group them by division.

U15 “USA”: The quest for a national tournament bid came to an end yesterday for the Bellevue-based Moxie U15’s, which include Mount Si’s Scout Turner. Moxie went 1-2 on the day to drop to 4-2 overall in the event. They will be in the “Silver” playoffs today, so a high placing is still possible, although it won’t contain a bid.

U17 “USA”: Both the Bellevue-based High Velocity 17’s, with Cedarcrest’s Bronwen Boyd, and the Mercer Island VBC’s 17’s, with Mount Si’s Liz Larson, advanced into the “Bronze” playoffs today after good efforts yesterday. MI went 2-2 with HV winning one match but still right in the thick of things at 3-4 on the weekend. If the two teams make it to the finals of their playoff bracket, they will meet head-to-head later today.

U17 “Open”: This division also could see a head-to-head playoff final matchup today between two teams with Valley players. Both the Bellevue-based Sudden Impact team, with Mount Si’s Anna McCreadie, and the Woodinville-based Washington Volleyball Academy squad, with Cedarcrest’s Valerie Koch, are in the “Flight 2” playoff round after strong showings yesterday. The two teams went a combined 5-1 on the day with the only loss being WVBA in their head-to-head match with SIVBC. Sudden Impact took it in two sets.

U15 “American”: Snoqualmie’s Ridge Valley is in the “Flight 2” playoffs in this division today after a 2-1 record yesterday to move their overall record on the weekend to 3-3. RVVB, with a number of girls connected to MSHS’ volleyball program, beat two Puget Sound-area foes to make it into today’s action.

U18 “Open”: Bellevue-based Sudden Impact, with MSHS’ Lindsay Carr and CHS’ Hanna Halverson, had a good day yesterday, winning two matches. They beat teams from Portland, OR, and Twin Falls, ID. SIVBC is in the “Flight 3” playoffs later on.

U18 “USA”: Carnation-based Valley View continues to struggle; they were winless again yesterday in three tries to drop their overall record to 0-6 on the weekend. Worse, the team, with a number of players associated with Cedarcrest HS’s program playing for them, hasn’t won a single set in the tournament, with all six losses being in two-set sweeps. VV will look for a win or two today as they play in the “Flight 4” playoffs.

U16 “Open”: Like the two U17 divisions previously mentioned, this is a division where the two teams that have Valley players competing in it could have a playoff final head-to-head showdown. That is after the Kent-based KJ 16’s, with MSHS’ Haley Holmberg, and the Woodinville-based Washington Volleyball Academy 16’s Molten, with Cedarcrest’s Makenna Wehmeyer, went a combined 1-5 on the day yesterday, with the lone win being the KJ victory over WVBA in a head-to-head battle. KJ won the match in two. Both teams are in the “Flight 5” playoffs today.

Final placings will be determined later today for all teams in the event.

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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