Regional volleyball tournament wraps up

Good Monday morning. We have a few things on deck this morning, including our Athlete of the Week. First, though, let’s wrap up the weekend in Spokane at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier girls’ club volleyball tournament.

There was a mixed bag of results on the final day of play for all 10 teams with Valley high school players competing in the event yesterday. Here’s the final rundown, again grouped by division as we’ve done the past couple of days.

U15 “USA”: The Bellevue-based Moxie 15’s Moose, with Mount Si High School player Scout Turner, had the best run of any of the local teams we were following in the event throughout the weekend, and it ended well yesterday for them with a runner-up finish in their “Silver” playoff bracket. Moxie fell to an Olympia team in their bracket championship game, but still finished 10th overall in the event out of 31 teams competing in the division. Their final record on the weekend was 5-3.

U15 “American”: Snoqualmie’s Ridge Valley, with several players connected to Mount Si High School’s program, ended up finishing 28th overall out of 40 teams entered in this division with a final record on the weekend of 3-4. They fell in their playoff opener yesterday to a team from Sumner.

U16 “Open”: The Kent-based KJ 16’s, with MSHS’ Haley Holmberg, made their playoff finals in this division; they fell to a Seattle team in that final game and finished 26th overall out of 30 teams in the division with a 2-6 record on the weekend. Woodinville’s Washington Volleyball Academy 16’s, with Cedarcrest HS’s Makenna Wehmeyer, also was in this particular playoff bracket, but fell in their opener to that same Seattle team and ended up tied for 29th after going winless in seven matches over the three days.

U17 “Open”: The two teams in this division with Valleyites, the Bellevue-based Sudden Impact 17’s featuring Mount Si’s Anna McCreadie, and the Woodinville-based Washington Volleyball Academy 17’s, with CHS’ Valerie Koch, finished tied for 13th out of 18 teams in their division after first-round playoff losses yesterday. SI fell to the KJ 17’s from Kent and ended the weekend at 4-3, while WVBA was eliminated by a team from Portland and finished the weekend at 2-5.

U17 “USA”: This division also saw both teams with Valley players finish tied – the Mercer Island Volleyball Club 17’s, with MSHS’ Liz Larson, and the Bellevue-based High Velocity 17’s, with CHS’ Bronwen Boyd, tied for 21st out of 29 teams in this division after both teams suffered opening round playoff defeats yesterday. MIVBC fell to a team from Idaho and finished the weekend 4-5, while HVVB fell to a Puyallup-area team and closed out the tournament at 3-5.

U18 “Open”: Bellevue-based Sudden Impact, with MSHS’ Lindsay Carr and CHS’ Hanna Halverson, finished tied for 19th out of 28 teams in this division; they split a pair of playoff games yesterday, beating a team from Des Moines before falling to a team from California. They ended up with a 4-5 overall mark on the weekend.

U18 “USA”: The Carnation-based Valley View team finally won a set yesterday in their lone playoff matchup against a team from Bellingham, but the team, with players connected to Cedarcrest High School’s program, fell in that contest and ended the weekend winless at 0-7 and at the bottom of the 32-team field.

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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