E-W tops Meadowdale in Wesco South opener

EDMONDS — Having talked the talk amongst themselves, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors were bound and determined to walk the walk.

The versatile Warriors rotated all 11 players into the fray and swept the Meadowdale Mavericks 25-16, 25-14, 25-23 in the Western Conference South Division volleyball opener for both teams Wednesday night.

“Most of our discussion this week was about making sure we came out strong,” E-W coach Mike Pittis said of the Warriors’ match-up against their Edmondds School District rival. “We go 11 (players) deep and everybody is contributing big time.”

Leigh Fishback helped key the triumph for E-W (5-1 overall). Fishback, one of two sophomore starters for the Warriors, had 37 assists and served up a trio of aces. Outside hitter Marisa Wellington added 12 kills. Middle Blockers Erin Lauber, a senior, and sophomore Hannah Lauber combined for 13 kills and seven blocked kills.

Meadowdale (0-1, 3-2) was led by Katie Cowan, a senior setter, who kicked off division play by notching 18 assists. Libero Mara Eberth came up with 12 digs and Lynsey Rohrbach contributed six kills.

Pittis said the opening game was tight until the Warriors rattled off a late run. E-W took command early in the second game and finally scrambled past the Mavericks in what Pittis called an “up and down” third game.

The match was a reunion for Pittis, the longtime E-W coach, and former Warriors player and assistant coach Machen Shrum, who coaches Meadowdale.

“We both get up for this,” Pittis said of rivalry with his former protege. “(Shrum) is obviously doing a great job and they’re going to have another good season.”

Marysville-Pilchuck 3 Snohomish 1: At Marysville, Anna West had 11 kills and 11 aces to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to the 24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 25-14 Wesco North victory. Jessica Masters added eight kills and aces while teammate, Emily Boerger had five kills and five stuff blocks for the Tomahawks (1-0 in league 4-2 overall.

Larissa Dirks-Bingham had eight kills, and Jessica Yates had six kills and eight blocks for the Panthers (0-1, 3-3).

Boys tennis

Snohomish 5, Cascade 2: At Everett, Snohomish swept the doubles matches to take the Wesco North victory. The No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches were decided in a final set tiebreaker with each school getting a win.

At Cascade H.S.

Singles—Merkley (S) def Nguyen 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; Seng (C) def. Kent 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Stockwell (S) def. Pham 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); Thongdy (C) def Anthon 6-3, 6-4. Doubles—Ratzke-Shields (S) def. Phetsadakone-T. Le 6-7 (5-7) 6-3, 6-4; Thomsen-Prete (S) def. Beaver-Chong 6-3, 6-0; Chittenden-Scott (S) def. Abad-B. Le 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Records—Snohomish 10-0 in league and overall. Cascade 7-3, 7-3.

Arlington 5, Oak Harbor 2: At Arlington, the Eagles swept the doubles matches in the Wesco North match to help reverse a 6-1 loss to Oak Harbor the last time the two teams squared off.

At Arlington H.S.

Singles—Thomas (OH) def. Aylesworth 6-3, 6-2; Meyer (A) def. Abrahamse 6-2, 6-1; R. Evans (OH) def. Boulton 6-1, 7-6 (7-1); McElroy (A) def. Merritt 6-3, 6-1. Doubles—Heath-M. Morin (A) def. Valles-Kingma 6-1, 7-5; Johnson-Cobb (A) def. Bragg-Whitley 6-2, 6-2; Fernando-N, Morin (A) def. J. Evans-Baleros 6-3, 6-0. Records—Arlington 3-6 in league, 3-6 overall. Oak Harbor 4-5, 4-5.

Stanwood 4, Monroe 3: At Monroe, Stanwood’s Gabe Herigstad outlasted Cody Hastings 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles and the Spartans swept the doubles to down Monroe in the Wesco North meet.

At Monroe H.S.

Singles—C. Amsberry (M) def. Koetje 6-4, 6-4; T. Amsberry (M) def. Kidd 7-5, 6-2; Simon (M) def. Klempel 6-4, 6-1; Herigstad (S) def. Hastings 6-4, 6-4. Doubles—Schonberg-Beauchamp (S) def. MacIntyre-Adams 6-3, 6-2; McLaughlin-Nelson (S) def. Carel-Edwards 6-0, 4-6, 6-0; Luck-Meyer (S) Nelson-Holmes 6-2, 6-2. Records—Stanwood 9-1 in league and overall. Monroe 1-8, 1-8.

Marysville-Pilchuck 5, Everett 2: At Marysville, Kyle Hanks prevailed in a second-set tiebreaker to win the No. 2 singles match, clinching the Wesco North victory for Marysville-Pilchuck.

At Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.

Singles—Monro (E) def. Butner, 6-0, 6-2; Hanks (MP) def. Troung, 6-3, 7-6(7-2); Gilbertson (MP) def. Dunn, 6-1, 6-1; Silva (MP) def. Ellison, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles—Dyer-Jacobsen (MP) def. Tower-Yang, 6-1, 6-0; Rumsey-Jensen (MP) def. Samuel-Iringan, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Church-Lichneckert (E) def. Stevens-Willis, 6-2, 6-0. Records—Everett 2-7 in league and overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 5-4.

Kamiak 6, Lynnwood 1: At Mukilteo, Kamiak’s John Oh won a spirited 6-4, 6-4 battle over Justin Ansdell at No. 1 singles to highlight the Wesco South meet.

“It was a war and they both fought so darned hard,” Kamiak coach Vic Alinen said. “The kid (Ansdell) has a gigantic serve. John was steady and stayed on the point.”

Oh is a junior and the 6-foot-2 Ansdell is a sophomore. “Those two are the future of both schools,” Alinen said.

At Kamiak H.S.

Singles—Oh (K) def. Ansdell 6-4, 6-4; Yang (K) def. Yuen 6-0, 6-1; Klaczynski (K) def. sim 6-0, 6-1; Lunceford (K) def. B. Nguyen 6-1, 6-1. Doubles—Patterson-Zajac (K) def. Wieben-A. Nguyen 6-1, 6-2; Kato-Jeon (K) def. Maung-P. Nguyen 6-0, 6-3; Magnenat-Tjok (L) def. Song-Ko 7-5, 6-4. Records—Lynnwood 1-9 in division and overall. Kamiak 8-2, 8-2.

Edmonds-Woodway 7, Mariner 0: At Edmonds, Matt Stepenski capture his first varsity victory at No.4 singles 6-1, 6-2 to lead the Warriors to the Wesco South win.

At Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Singles—Guo (E-W) def Abarro 6-0, 6-1; Mi Stepenski (E-W) def Bustos 6-2, 6-3; Warren (E-W) def. Seng 6-1, 6-0; Ma. Stepenski def. Syharath 6-1, 6-2. Doubles—Laue-Knell (E-W) def. Lee-Chung 6-1, 6-1; Fredrickson-Lagucik (E-W) def. Locke-H.Ngyuen 6-3, 6-2; Chung-Douglas (E-W) def. B. Ngyuen-Arthur 6-3, 0-6, 6-0. Records— Mariner 0-10 in league and overall. Edmonds-Woodways 10-0, 10-0.

Jackson 4, Meadowdale 3: At Mill Creek, the Timberwolves swept the singles matches to capture the Wesco South victory. Meadowdale swept the double matches.

At Jackson H.S.

Singles—Oam (J) def. Casper 6-0, 6-0; Choi (J) def. Bohmke 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Rojas (J) def. Vu 6-1, 6-1; Bae (J) def. Wirtz 6-0, 6-2. Doubles—Donnelly-Haight (M) def. Kwong-Oh 6-1, 6-3; Sherrill-Pham (M) def. Pence-Taylor 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Moss-Pierce (M) def. Law-Chu 6-4, 6-4. Records—Meadowdale 3-6 in league and overall. Jackson 8-1, 8-1.

Shorewood 4, Shorecrest 3: At Shoreline, Spencer Shin led Shorewood to the Wesco South victory over Shorecrest with a narrow 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) triumph over Peter Olson in the No. 3 singles match.

At Shoreview Park

Singles—Lellis (Sc) def. Reni 6-3, 6-1; McConnell (Sc) def. Hollenbeck-Landraitis 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 7-5; Shin (Sw) def. Olson 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4); Dudley (Sw) def. Uppinghouse 6-3, 6-1; Doubles—LaCourse-Sharkey (Sc) def. McAuliffe-Wilson 6-4, 6-4; McCall-Iwasaki (Sw) def. Uppinghouse-Bright 7-6, 6-3; Chung-Kalman (Sw) def. Oiallo-Ryzevik 6-3, 6-3. Records—Shorecrest 4-6 in league and overall. Shorewood 6-3, 6-3.

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