In their final tune-up before SPSL the playoffs, the Kentlake Falcons fell to perennial small school powerhouse Brewster 25-19, 29-27 in the finals of the Mount Baker Invitational in Deming on Saturday.
After a slow start in game one of the first pool play match against Mount Baker, the Falcons rallied for a 2-1 victory over the hosts. They then overwhelmed Sultan and Riverside Christian. Against Sultan the Falcons had 20 aces, including a school record tying 10 from Victoria Boyko. Against Riverside Christian the script was almost the same, except it was Sean Taylor who had 9 aces in the first game.
In the semi-finals Kentlake outlasted a very tough Forest Ridge team that had previously only lost to 1A #1 Annie Wright.
The Falcons were without Setter Madoline Seumalo and Middle Blocker Taylor DiLeonardo, and Outside Hitter Lexi Lockhart played out of position to rest her sore hand.
The Bellingham Herald has a nice set of pictures of the tournament and several articles.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tonight is Senior Night and a very important match against Auburn. Win and (barring a major upset of KM beating Kentwood) then we should secure the fifth and final spot for the SPSL League Playoffs. Auburn is 1-10 on the season with the one victory over Thomas Jefferson, so hopefully... Tonight we will honor Seniors Erin Ryan and Sean Taylor. Erin has been a two year starter at Libero while Sean is the first four-year full time starter (3 years as Middle Blocker and one as Outside Hitter) in school history (and only the second player at Kentlake to play Varsity all four years). Sean holds the school record for Assist Blocks in a match (8 last year against Kentwood) and probably aces in a single game (7 against Lincoln, the record for a match is 10 held by Courtney Thompson, Hannah Merritt and Sean's sister, Kathy) but we don't track that one and Sean only played the one game in a rout of Lincoln.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Five teams from the SPSL North will make the SPSL League Playoffs the weekend of November 2nd (details as to time and location have not been announced). They will face off against five teams from the SPSL South. Of those ten teams nine (yes, all but one) will continue to the Bi-District 3/4 4A Volleyball Tournament on November 9th and 10th. The Bi-District Tournament will have nine teams from the SPSL, four from Narrows League (The league with Bellarmine, Timberline, Olympia, etc) and three from the Greater St. Helens League (The league from the Vancouver, WA area with Prarie, Skyview, Camas, etc). The WCD playoffs will be November 9th and 10th at Kentwood HS. Seven teams will make state from WCD.