Shorewood volleyball team comes from behind to beat Meadowdale

SHORELINE — Shorewood came out on top 3-2 in a close-fought Wesco 3A South volleyball battle. The Scots overcame passing troubles early and hitting errors late to edge out a Mavericks team they have struggled against in the past.

“Meadowdale is always a great competitor. My girls always get a little mentally psyched out before the match,” said Shorewood head coach Jen Chartrand. “Emotionally it was a big celebration as a team. They pulled together and wanted it so bad.”

That desire manifested as jitters early when the Scots had trouble passing and couldn’t get going offensively, but the passing picked up in the second set and allowed Shorewood to start getting in some digs, according to Chartrand. Many of these came from Joely Shepard and Delaney Hopen, who combined for 51.

Shorewood blew a lead in the third set and won the fourth by just two points.

“We knew we had to come back and play aggressively so we could get into the fifth set,” said Chartrand. “We found some open spots in their court. We had a couple good shots into the middle, a couple of shots down the line. A big play, a good block can shift momentum. It could have gone either way.”

The Scots led by four at one point in the fifth set, but a couple of hitting errors let Meadowdale back in it. “I didn’t feel confident until the very end,” said Chartrand. “It was a tough fight, it felt good for the girls to finish.”

At Shorewood H.S.

Meadowdale2522262313—2

Shorewood1925242515—3

Highlights—Meadowdale: Carly Reece 17 kills, Amy Rickel 28 digs, Sloane Morrison 15 kills, Kelly Moya 13 digs, Tara Fishback 42 assists. Shorewood: Joely Shepard 29 digs, Monica Postor 3 aces, 22 kills, 14 digs, Delaney Hopen 5 aces, 8 kills, 22 digs, Marianne Kellogg 39 assists. Records—Meadowdale 2-1 league, 6-3 overall. Shorewood 3-1, 7-3.

More in Sports

Friday’s prep basketball scores, recaps

Girls teams get defensive in decisive victories.

Glacier Peak’s Makayla Guerra attempts a shot past Jackson’s Sydney Carter Friday night at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on December 15, 2017. Glacier Peak won 63-46. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
New-look Glacier Peak girls beat Jackson 63-56

The Grizzlies are starting to find their footing after losing three stars to graduation from last season.

Seahawks, Rams play with ‘special’ edge

Both teams have traditionally featured some of the best special-teams play in the NFL.

McGrath: A look at the ‘best’ of bowl season

The college football bowl season kicks off Saturday with six games.

Several Seahawks fined by NFL: Ifedi is docked $24,000

Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson were both fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness penalties.

Chiefs stop Silvertips’ winning streak at 9

Spokane’s Hudson Elynuik scores twice in the third period as Everett falls 5-3.

Friday’s stars of the night

Taliyah Clark, G, Mariner Clark, a freshman, scored a game-high 34 points… Continue reading

There’s more to successful hockey than scoring goals

Everett winger Bryce Kindopp has been quietly contributing in many ways to the team’s success.

Seahawks sticking behind kicker Walsh despite struggles

Coach Pete Carroll says ‘He’s our guy,’ and the former Viking says he’s still as confident as ever.

Most Read