Tigers fight hard in losing effort

GRANITE FALLS — The Granite Falls volleyball team fought to the end, but its season ended with a 3-2 loss to Blaine in a Class 2A District 1 play-in game Monday night at Granite Falls High School.

The Borderites rallied from a game down to beat the Tigers 21-25, 25-17, 16-25, 25-20, 15-13.

Michaela Dudder had 18 kills and 18 digs to lead Granite Falls (8-7 overall). Shelby Spencer had 24 assists and 15 digs, and Kerri Wesala was a perfect 23-for-23 serving.

Anacortes 3, Lakewood 0: Lakewood’s season ended with a loss (25-12, 25-21, 25-14) against Anacortes (3-10 overall) in the Class 2A District 1play-in match.

“It’s a disappointing end to a great season,” said Lakewood coach Monica Rooney. She added: “We’ve improved as a volleyball team and we’ll come back next year stronger than ever.”

Liliya Kibitskaya recorded four kills, three aces and four digs for the Cougars (6-10 overall) while Peyton Mizell had 11 assists.

Sehome 3, South Whidbey 0: At Bellingham, the Mariners swept the Falcons in the Class 2A District 1 play-in match, ending South Whidbey’s season.

The Falcons ended their season 5-10.

Sehome advances to the Northwest 2A District tournament, where it will face Archbishop Murphy in the first round at 4 p.m. Wednesday at South Whidbey High School.

Mount Baker 3, Sultan 0: At Deming, the Mountaineers swept the Turks to end Sultan’s season in the Class 2A District 1 play-in game.

Mount Baker advances to the Northwest 2A district tournament where it will play Cedarcrest at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Blaine High School.

Girls Soccer

King’s 1, Meridian 0: After 76 scoreless minutes, Beka Lampe scored the winning goal for King’s off of a double assist from Hillary Zevenbergen and Madeline McDevitt. Defender Hillary Quinn and midfielder Kendall Thoreson also had outstanding games for King’s in the 1A District 1 playoff game.

At Mount Vernon

Goals—King’s: Lampe. Assists—King’s: Zevenbergen, McDevitt. Goalkeepers—King’s: Dapper. Meridian: Schindler. Records—King’s 12-5-1 overall, Meridian 10-7 overall.

Lynden Christian 4, La Conner 0: At Lynden, the Lyncs defeated the Braves in the Northwest 1A/2B/1B district playoffs. La Conner hosts the District 3 No. 3 seed today at 4 p.m. in a loser-out contest.

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