The place for volleyball fans to be tonight (Tuesday) is at Jackson High School, where the top-ranked Timberwolves take on No. 3 Bellarmine Prep in what should be a great match.
I unfortunately cannot be there, and it’s killing me. But I hope to follow up with both coaches and have a detailed report here Wednesday morning.
Here are some other matches I see on the schedule that should be entertaining: Skyline at No. 10 Snohomish, No. 6 Newport at Glacier Peak, Lake Stevens at Roosevelt, Rogers at Kent-Meridian and Tahoma at Emerald Ridge, to mentiona few.
Now, on to the highlights from the Monday matches reported to The Times:
Glacier Peak 3, Oak Harbor 2
This one was as good as advertised, and one I was anxious to check out. GP had been in the 3A preseason rankings, but dropped out after a so-so performance at the SunDome Invitational that included a 2-0 loss to Oak Harbor. Ruby Mensing, one of the Grizzlies’ big guns, played libero while resting a sore shoulder. She looked like her usual self last night, pounding 23 kills and delivering 17 digs. Maria Darling had 14 kills and Maddi Ober added 12 kills, 4 blocks and 12 digs with Reanna Jarchow putting up 52 assists. For Oak Harbor, Kayleigh Harper had a huge night with 23 kills, 7 blocks and 14 digs. Roshel Muzzall chipped in 10 kills and 14 digs, while Amelia Berner was good for 18 digs and 4 aces.
Things only get tougher for GP with Newport tonight and then Snohomish on Thursday.
Puyallup 3, Auburn Riverside 1
Riverside was coming off a strong, second-place showing at the Adidas Puget Sound Invitational, but fifth-ranked Puyallup was simply too much thanks largely to Maddie Davis (15 kills) and Braylie Jeffers (10 kills, 4 blocks). Mackenzie March had 27 assists and the defense was keyed by Cheyenne Baird (10 digs) and Callie Spacher (9). Sydney LaValley led AR with 12 kills and got help from Carson Heilborn (7 kills, 11 assists), Brenna Bruil (6 kills, 15 digs) and Lexi White (14 assists).
Kamiak 3, Issaquah 1
Dani Smullin collected 35 asssits with Margaret Wallace and Katherine Anderson putting down 8 kills apiece. Sara Pulaski was good for 22 digs. For Issy, Leanne Scott balanced 12 kills and 12 digs, while Lauren Alberg had 8 kills and Rachel Baker finished with 22 assists. Other Issaquah players with notable digs: Lindsey Ferguson (16), Jeily Brady (12) and McKenzie Bostic (10).
Arlington 3, Redmond 2
Audrey Frolich and Amber DeNike smacked 10 kills each and DeNike added 4 blocks. Brooke Johnson was close behind with 9 kills, while Amanda Hayward had 20 assists and Maya Manzano dug up 17 balls. Redmond also showed balance with Ryan Ong thumping 10 kills, Ally O’Brochta 7 and Hannah Ebi 7. Sarah McClurkin had 12 digs to go along with 30 assists and three others had prominent dig numbers — Katie Williamson (23), Dagny Safon (11) and Alexander Rice (10).
Skyline 3, Bellevue 1
The Spartans were paced by Molly Mounsey (16 kills, 3 blocks), Crystal Anderson (14 kills), Halle Erdahl (8 kills 11 digs), Katy Valencia (37 assists) and Kennedy Stoa (14 digs). Bellevue also had numerous players contribute — Elise Berberoglu (10 kills, 2 blocks), Jessie Marvin (9 kills, 1 block, 3 aces, 16 digs), Alex Zastrow (5 kills, 2 blocks), Megan Bissen (4 kills, 2 digs), Natalie Phee (3 kills, 5 digs, 7 aces), Kelsey Burns (18 digs, 1 ace) and Julia Pettere (18 digs).
Bonney Lake 3, Auburn 0
Lisa Demick (11 kills, 3 aces) and Taylor Moss (10 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs) led the way, with Ashtyn Bagby chipping in 27 assists and 5 digs. For Auburn, Makaela Kindell put together 8 kills and 12 digs, while Tasia Bruton had 7 kills and Kelsey Zager finished with 18 assists.
West Seattle 3, Rainier Beach 0
Eastyn Baleto recorded a triple-double — 13 kills, 10 aces, 12 digs. Allen Cleveland was good for 14 kills, 10 digs and 4 blocks, while Makenzie Harrison served up 11 aces and Maddie Collins distributed 27 assists.
Franklin 3, Cleveland 1
Julie Dao was the star with 13 kills and 7 aces.
Ingraham 3, Nathan Hale 1
Six different players had 3 kills of more for Ingraham, led by Cecilia Bui with 6. Kami Jordan served up 9 aces to go along with her 4 kills, plus 3 blocks, while Sabrene Odeh had 4 aces and 5 kills and Kayla Grobi had 3 of each. Mary Harper chipped in 4 kills and 4 blocks. Tran Huynh led in assists with 19, while the majority of the digs came from Vi Huynh (13) and Sarah Land (10).
Central Kitsap 3, Bainbridge 2
Talk about a battle — CK finally win 21-19 in the fifth! The Spartans put up a lot of big numbers led by Hannah Wagner (14 kills, 14 digs), Lauren Sheehan (13 kills, 12 digs), Kat Frickleton (6 kills, 7 blocks), Maggie Haskin (39 assists, 27 digs) and Emma Burgess (40 digs).
Ballard 3, Chief Sealth 0
Liza Berg (17 kills) and Kiana Wyld (10 kills) paced the offense, with McKinley Kellogg handing out 24 assists and serving 3 aces. Ria Conti had 10 digs. For Sealth, Lorna Sailai delivered 10 kills and 3 aces, while Katherine Kirk had 5 kills and 3 blocks. Madeline Twombley and Nicole Carter split the assists with 10 each and Livvy Boyd added 3 blocks.
Mountlake Terrace 3, Everett 2
No details reported.
Shorewood 3, Marysville Getchell 0
Monica Postor led the way with 11 kills and 6 digs and Marianne Kellogg logged 26 assists.
Marysville-Pilchuck 3, Shorecrest 1
MP got 13 kills from Amy Massingale and 11 from Marley Reynolds with Jordyn Nikolson supplying 24 digs and 9 aces.
Stanwood 3, Meadowdale 2
It went down to the wire, 15-13 in the fifth. Marissa Hansen handed out 30 assists and the defense was led by Krista Titus (28 digs) and Natalie Sulantay (23). No Stanwood kills reported. For Meadowdale, Carly Reece and Sloan Morrison accounted for 16 kills each, Tara Fishback had 42 assists and Amy Rickel amassed 48 digs. Kayla Cummings contributed 16 digs.
Chimacum 3, Eatonville 2
No details reported.
University Prep 3, Northwest School 0
Deanna Taylor set the pace with 10 aces and 6 kills and got assistance from Anja Beard (5 kills, 3 blocks), Malia Milici (21 assists, 5 aces, 3 kills).
Charles Wright 3, Life Christian 2
Shelby Fisher was the difference with 25 kills and 8 aces. Lauren Meadowcroft finished with 23 assists and Vanessa Davis had 5 blocks. Life Christian spread the offense around between Maddie Long (11 kills, 2 aces), Ashlee Hamilton (10 kills, 2 blocks) and Grace Bouffiou (9 kills, 2 aces, plus 14 digs). Carly Normandeau ran the show (31 assists, plus 2 aces, 5 digs).
Cascade Christian 3, Bellevue Christian 1
No Cascade Christian details reported. For Bellevue Christian, the top performers were Emily Stoppler (10 aces, 18 digs), Katie Hoffman (32 assists, 2 blocks), Lauren Miller (6 kills, 2 blocks), Ivana Orlivic (6 aces) and Sammi Hattate (5 kills).
Seattle Christian 3, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 2
No Seattle Christian details reported. For Cedar Park, key contributions came from Mikayla Massad (14 kills, 11 digs), Lani Hansen (9 kills, 13 digs), Kat Estrada (27 assists, 20 digs, 4 aces), Kelsey Sandberg (4 kills, 4 aces, 4 digs) and Yulia Kit (7 digs).
Shoreline Christian 3, Orcas Island 0
Jessica Hoogerhyde had 21 assists and Bella Hermesch logged 6 blocks.
Washington 3, Tacoma Baptist 1
No details reported.
Rainier Christian 3, Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace) 0
Kelsie Dodd led the way with 11 kills, 12 digs and 6 aces and got help from Olivia Lanier (8 kills, 11 assists, 10 digs, 4 aces), Jamison Ryan (7 kills, 10 assists) and Makaylee Lyman (10 digs, 6 aces).
Quilcene 3, Eastside Prep 0
No details reported.