State volleyball roundup: Local teams eliminated from title contention

Snohomish rallies in loser-out match to keep its season alive.

Four Snohomish County high school volleyball teams suffered losses Friday at the 4A and 3A state tournaments at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, eliminating them from championship contention.

In 3A action, Stanwood beat Holy Names Academy 25-19, 25-14, 25-13 in a first-round match, then lost to Mercer Island 27-25, 27-25, 19-25, 25-21 in a quarterfinal contest.

Against Holy Names Academy, Devon Martinka had 18 kills and 14 digs, Saylor Anderson had 33 assists, and Veaya Carter tallied 19 digs for the Spartans.

Against Mercer Island, Martinka posted 18 kills and 12 digs, Anderson registered 30 assists, and Carter had 16 digs.

Stanwood will play Prairie at 9 a.m. Saturday in a consolation match.

Snohomish was defeated by Capital 25-20, 28-30, 25-13, 25-11 in its first-round match, but rallied to post a 18-25, 26-28, 26-24, 25-23, 16-14 win over Southridge in a consolation contest.

The Panthers were down 24-23 in the third set against the Suns before rallying to score three straight points to win the game and keep their season alive.

“Our backs were against the wall,” said Snohomish coach Alex Tarin. “I called timeout (at the end of the third set) and told the girls they’ve been there before, and it was no big deal. In practice we (simulate) those situations all the time. Roz Gillie stepped up and had some huge timely blocks. We were tight early in the match, but later on we started to swing away, and we weren’t tight anymore.

“We felt like we let (our match against Capital get away from us, but the girls were resilient (against Southridge). They fought through (adversity) and fought through their struggles and were able to overcome them.”

Roz Gillie led the Panthers against the Suns with 15 kills, eight blocks and two aces. Natalie Stern added 16 kills and 28 digs. MacKenzie Whyte and Grace Raper had 10 kills apiece.

Snohomish will play Timberline at 9 a.m. Saturday in a consolation match.

In the 4A tournament, Lake Stevens suffered its first loss of the year in its first-round match, falling to Graham-Kapowsin 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20.

The Vikings bounced back with a 21-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22, 15-11 consolation win over Richland. They’ll take on West Valley (Yakima) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Jackson was eliminated from the tournament, losing to Tahoma 26-24, 25-19, 25-27, 25-23 and Walla Walla 25-11, 25-23, 25-22.

1A tournament

King’s advanced to the semifinal round of the 1A state tournament, held at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Knights opened tourney play with a 25-22, 25-21, 27-25 victory over Lakeside, then beat Castle Rock 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.

Allison Hansen led the way for the Knights with 20 kills, eight digs and three blocks against Lakeside. Tessa Foley delivered 40 assists, three kills and an ace for King’s against Castle Rock.

The Knights will play Lynden Christian at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to the title match.

South Whidbey lost to Charles Wright Academy 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 16-14 in the first round. The Falcons then suffered a 9-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-14 defeat to Naches Valley, knocking them out of the tournament.

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