The conventional wisdom was that Kentlake would go 1-2 last week with losses to Curtis and Enumclaw and a victory over Thomas Jefferson. While that is what happened, it does not give the full picture.
The match against Enumclaw, a tough five set loss to one of the better teams in 3A, showed a lot of grit and determination from Kentlake. After losing a close game one and a sloppy game two, Kentlake came back to pound Enumclaw in game three and then come back from well down to force game five. At one point in game four Enumclaw had a 12-3 lead, but Kentlake traded points then had good serving runs from Lexi Lockhart and Victoria Boyko, aided by great front row play by Sean Taylor to get back in the game. Unfortunately Enumclaw was able to pull away late in game five and win 15-11.
Sean Taylor and Victoria Boyko had almost error free matches with Victoria getting 7 kills on only 1 error, while Sean had 14 kills and only 1 error for a stellar .565 average. Lexi Lockhart contributed 12 kills and Zoe Gaines had 9.
Now Kentlake goes up against Tahoma (home on Tuesday) and Kentridge (away on Thursday). Tahoma is 2-3 on the year with a victory over Kentridge but a bad loss to Bethel. Kentridge is 0-6 on the year but played Olympia very tight at the Kent Classic, getting blown out in game one but coming back to edge Olympia 33-31 (or close to that) with Olympia playing their starters in both games.