Mead and Curtis have made their way to the championship match in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament here in Kennewick.
Mead, which had a run of five straight titles end last season, ended Graham-Kapowsin’s title hopes, 25-15-, 25-14, 25-20. Curtis came out on top against Auburn Riverside, 25-16, 28-26, 25-20. It was the Vikings’ third win of the season over Riverside. Both are members of the South Puget Sound League, although in opposite divisions (Curtis and G-K are in the SPSL South, with AR in the SPSL North).
Auburn Riverside led 24-20 in the second set, but watched Curtis come all of the way back.
The Vikings have never played in the championship match (they were fifth last year). They’ll have their hands full with Mead and 6-foot-5 Alexis Olgard, who committed to USC as a junior. But they are playing with a lot of confidence, so we’ll see what happens. That contest, scheduled for 6:30, should start close to on time.
AR and G-K play for third and sixth places about a half hour after the championship match (it’s on the same court).
Jackson and Issaquah are getting ready to play for fifth and eighth places, and about 30 minutes after that one’s over Olympia will take on Lewis and Clark to decide fourth and seventh.
One 2A note — Archbishop Murphy just advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 victory over West Valley of Spokane.
Back with more — including 3A updates — as the night progresses.