King’s rallies for five-set victory

EVERETT — When their backs are against the wall, champions know how to fight back.

King’s, the defending Cascade Conference volleyball champions, definitely had their backs against the wall Thursday night, trailing 9-4 to Archbishop Murphy in the decisive fifth and final game of their match.

Led by sophomore setter Anna Cesari, the Knights battled back with six straight points to win the final game and match 25-9, 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-9.

Cesari finished with 38 assists and Erin Bremond added four kills and six blocks for the Knights (2-0 in league and overall).

“Volleyball is a game of momentum. They had it and we took it back,” King’s head coach Steve Bain said. “I’m really proud of how our team played. Archbishop Murphy is a great team and I give them a lot of credit.”

Murphy (1-1) was the 2006 Cascade Conference runner-up last year, finishing behind King’s in the division.

South Whidbey 3, Sultan 0: At Langley, the Falcons won 25-23, 25-17, and 25-16 in the Cascade Conference match. Kelsie Dorpat had 18 assists for South Whidbey (2-0 league and overall), who also got five kills each from Allison Wood, Lindsey Newman and Katie Holt. Marissa Donnelly had five aces for Sultan (0-2 league and overall).

Cedarcrest 3, Lakewood 0: At Lakewood, Kristen McKinlay had 10 kills and Kayla Klaider had 10 kills to lead the Red Wolves (1-1 in league and overall) to the 25-13, 25-6, 26-24 Cascade Conference victory over Lakewood (1-1, 2-1).

Granite Falls 3, Coupeville 0: At Coupeville, Michaela Dudder had 11 kills and Ericka Smith directed the offense with 20 assists to lead the Tigers (1-1 in league and overall) to the 25-16, 25-22, 25-19 Cascade Conference victory. Coupeville’s (0-2, 0-3) Nikki Griffin had four digs and Hayley Ebersole had aces

La Conner 3, Darrington 1: At Darrington, La Conner, the reigning 2B state champs, dropped their first league game in over a year but were able to defeat Darrington 25-20, 26-24, 17-25, 25-11 in the Northwest 2B league match. Darrington (1-1 in league, 2-1 overall) was led by Mandy Powell’s 31 assists, four aces and 10 digs and Caitlin Pendergrass’ 11 kills and three blocks.

Shoreline Christian 3, Mount Vernon Christian 2: At Mount Vernon, the Crusaders won 25-17, 22-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-7 in Northwest 1A/2B action. Anne Marie Visser had 12 assists and five aces and Angie DeKoekkoek had nine kills to pace Shoreline Christian (1-0 league, 1-1 overall). Mount Vernon Christian fell to 0-2 (league and overall).

Stanwood 3, Marysville 2: At Stanwood, freshman Sarah Titus came off the bench to serve 4-for-5 with one ace in the decisive final game as the Spartans won the non-league contest 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 12-25, 15-11. Kaitlyn Dowd had 24 assists and was a perfect 15-of-15 serving with three aces for Stanwood (1-2). Teammates Leah Titus had 13 digs and Deanna Hoppe had ten kills. Marysville-Pilchuck (2-1) was led by Kristeen Juarez’ 15 kills. The Tomahawks also got 31 assists from April Bobadilla and 28 digs from Jade Thompson.

Shorecrest 3, Edmonds-Woodway 0: At Shoreline, Kerry Clavadetscher had seven kills and 13 assists and Jamie McDonald had eight kills to lead the Scots (3-0 overall) to the 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 non-league victory. Leigh Fishback had 22 assists and Michelle Nelson had 13 digs to pace the Warriors (2-1).

Snohomish 3, Arlington 0: At Snohomish, Jessica Yates (15 kills and five blocks) and Larissa Dirks (seven aces) led Snohomish (2-1 overall) to a 25-10, 25-16, 25-18 win over Arlington in the non-conference match. Breanna Covey (nine kills and six blocks) led the Eagles (0-3).

Monroe 3, Lake Stevens 0: At Lake Stevens, Kaitlyn Drew led the Bearcats with 23 assists and five aces as Monroe defeated Lake Stevens 25-11, 25-17, and 25-11 in the non-league match. “The scores didn’t reflect how well my girls played,” Lake Stevens head coach Amy Riesinger said. “Monroe is a good team.” Kylin Munoz had eight kills for Monroe (3-0). Jackie Moe had five kills and Kaitlyn Jones had four blocks for Lake Stevens (1-1).

Kamiak 3, Mountlake Terrace 0: At Mountlake Terrace, the Knights beat the Hawks 25-19, 25-22, and 25-12 in the non-league match. Kiera Riley had eight kills, Devin Larson had 25 assists and Jessica Ramos had 13 consecutive serves to lead Kamiak (2-1). Kori Seilidtze had seven kills, Christine Jenson had 16 assists, and Lael Swamson had 14 digs for Mountlake Terrace (2-1).

Lynnwood 3, Shorewood 2: At Lynnwood, Gabby Vo had eight aces and Kaytlyn Dill had 17 kills and five blocks to lead Lynnwood (1-2 overall) to the 25-22, 12-25, 25-17, 32-30, 15-10 non-league victory. Shorewood’s Caroline Soules had 15 kills and Erin Hill had 29 assists to direct the Thunderbirds (1-2) attack.

Everett 3, Cascade 1: At Everett, the Seagulls won 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 over the Bruins in the non-league match. Everett’s Lauren Hope had 24 digs and Mollie Postma had 29 assists to lead the Seagulls (2-1). Cascade dropped to 0-3.

Mariner 3, Jackson 2: At Mill Creek, Mariner (1-1) won 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 15-10, despite 22 kills from Angelina Rich and 33 assists Haley Sharpe of Jackson (0-3).

Girls swimming

Snohomish 127.5, Kamiak 59.5: At Everett, Melissa Randolf swam to wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle and teammate Emily Ferreira won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke leading Snohomish to the non-conference win over Kamiak.

At Kamiak Pool

50 freestyle—Blue (S) 27.02, Diving—Weeks (K) 174.95, 100 butterfly—McCurdy (S) 1:02, 100 100 freestyle—Randolf (S) 55.03, 500 freestyle—Klein (K) 5:32.68, 200 freestyle relay—Snohomish (Randolf, Ferreira, Libitzke, Blue) 1:45.58, 100 backstroke-Shawback (S) 1:02.51, 100 breaststroke—Ferreria (S) 1:08.17, 400 freestyle relay—Snohomish (Shawback, Yelle, Libitzke, Blue) 3:58.67. 200 medley relay—Snohomish (Shawback, Ferreira, McCurdy, Randolf) 1:54.65, Records—Snohomish 2-0 overall. Kamiak 0-2.

Lake Stevens 132, Meadowdale 48: Lake Stevens claimed first place in every event, including twin triumphs by Samm Purnell in the 200-yard individual medley (2:29.18) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.86) to roll to victory in the non-conference meet.

At Lake Stevens H.S.

200 medley relay—Lake Stevens (Purnell, Simmons, Sutton, Tri) 2:01:50; 200 freestyle—Hurt (LS) 2:23.13; 200 individual medley—Purnell (LS) 2:29.18; 50 freestyle—Tri (LS) 27.82; diving—Loth (LS) 106.40; 100 butterfly—Sutton (LS) 1:05.17; 100 freestyle—Tri (LS) 1:02.11; 500 freestyle—Hurt (LS) 6:17.67; 200 freestyle relay—Lake Stevens (Reid, Hersha, Salz, Tymko) 1:57.14; 100 backstroke—Purnell (LS) 1:07.86; 100 breaststroke—Simmons (LS) 1:19.27; 400 freestyle—Lake Stevens (Purnell, Hurt, Tri, Sutton) 4:16.78. Records—Lake Stevens 1-2 overall. Meadowdale 1-1.

Shorewood 107, Marysville-Pilchuck 79: At Shoreline, the Thunderbirds’ Tara McIntyre and Laurin Williams each recorded state qualifying times in the 500-yard freestyle as Shorewood beat Marysville-Pilchuck in the non-league meet. Williams won the 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and was on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kami Girard won the 100 backstroke and was on the victorious 400 freestyle relay team.

At Shoreline Pool

200 medley relay—Shorewood (Gentling, Gehrke, Williams, McIntyre) 1:59.40. 200 freestyle—Williams (SW) 2:02.08. 200 individual medley—Gehrke (SW) 2:19.51. 50 freestyle—McIntyre 25:96. dive—Kuljus (MP) 170.15. 100 butterfly—Rensto (MP) 1:03.94. 100 freestyle—Jenny (SW) 58:93. 500 freestyle—Williams 5:18.46. 200 freestyle relay—Shorewood (Jepsen, Blaylock, Jenny, McIntyre) 1:48.44. 100 backstroke—Girard (MP) 1:03.27. 100 breaststroke—Gehrke 1:13.07. 400 freestyle relay—Marysville-Pilchuck (Girard, LaValley, Vincelette, Blomberg) 4:01.43. Records—Shorewood 2-0 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 1-1 overall.

Cascade 102, Mariner 74: At Everett, Cascade went 1-2 in the 400-yard freestyle relay and placed 2-3-4 in seven events to capture the non-conference meet. Sisters Jamie and Katie Allen and Leje Tonggol each won two events for Mariner.

At Forest Park Pool

200 medley relay—Mariner (J. Allen, Poelzer, Tonggol, K. Allen) 2:16.64; 200 freestyle—Michaelson (C) 2:39.55; 200 individual medley—Tonggol (M) 2:38.45; 50 freestyle—K. Allen (M) 27.2; Diving—Kelly (C) 133.65; 100 butterfly—Tonggol (M) 1:13.76; 100 freestyle—J. Allen (M) 1:05.88; 500 freestyle—Harth (M) 7:31.09; 200 freestyle relay—Mariner (Tonggol, Poelzer, Harth, Allen) 2:06.86; 100 backstroke—J. Allen (M) 1:11.96; 100 breatstroke—K. Allen (M) 1:22.31; 400 freestyle relay—Cascade (Kelly, Davis, Scriver, Smith) 4:46.8. Records—Mariner 0-3 overall. Cascade 1-2.

Jackson 103, Edmonds-Woodway 65: At Mill Creek, Stephanie Ha, Marina Pomar-Enders and Alana Pazevic were multiple winners and all three swam on the winning 200 medley relay team, which recorded a state qualifying time, to lift Jackson to the Wesco South victory.

At West Coach Aquatics Center

200 medley relay—Jackson (Pazevic, Ramos, Ha, Pomar-Enders) 1:57.18*; 200 freestyle—Pomar-Enders (J) 2:03.49; 200 individual medley—Ha (J) 2:18.41; 50 freestyle—Melillo (EW) 27.34; 100 butterfly—Ha (J) 1:02.05*; 100 freestyle—Pazevic (J) 55.56*; 500 freestyle—1. Holstein (EW) 5:22.91*, 2. Pomar-Enders 5:23.14*; 200 freestyle relay—Edmonds-Woodway (Lim, Losacco, Melillo, Jay) 1:47.72; 100 backstroke—Pazevic (J) 1:04.31; 100 breaststroke—Lim (EW) 1:12.17; 400 freestyle relay—Jackson (Luckey, Main, Dean, Logan) 4:09.08. Records—Edmonds-Woodway0-1 division, 1-1 overall; Jackson 2-0, 3-0.

*Class 4A state meet qualifying time.

Shorecrest 89, Oak Harbor 89: At Oak Harbor, the Wildcats and the Scots tied in the non-league meet.

At Vanderzicht Pool

200 medley relay—Shorecrest (Peters, Wickstrom, Millet, Mordkhin) 2:19.90; 200 freestyle—Kim (SC) 2:20.01; 200 individual medley—Wright (OH) 2:40.06; 50 freestyle—Nickerson (OH) 30:48; 100 butterfly Wright (OH) 1:15.44; 100 freestyle—Vasquez (OH) 1:05.72; 400 freestyle—Kim (SC) 4:57.65; 200 freestyle relay—Oak Harbor (Klieman, Wright, Weinstein, Vasquez) 2:02.12; 100 backstroke—Millet (SC) 1:14.43; 100 breaststroke—Weinstein (OH) 1:26.23; 400 freestyle relay—Oak Harbor (Wright, Nickerson, Weinstein, Vasquez) 4:33.13. Records—Shorecrest 2-0-1 overall. Oak Harbor 3-0-1.

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