Shorewood volleyball team heads to District tournament after finishing Wesco season with 3-2 home loss to Lynnwood Wednesday

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Shorewood volleyball team finished its Wesco 3A season with a 3-2 home loss to Lynnwood Wednesday.

The Thunderbirds held on to the third and final Wesco 3A berth in the Northwest District 3A tournament when fourth-place Mountlake Terrace lost Wednesday to first-place Meadowdale, 3-2.

The Thunderbirds enter the District tournament starting Monday along with Meadowdale and Lynnwood from the Wesco 3A South; Oak Harbor, Glacier Peak and Everett from the Wesco 3A North and the top two 3A teams from the Northwest Conference – Ferndale and Mount Vernon.

Shorewood takes a 6-6 Wesco 3A record (7-7 overall) into its first District tournament match against top-seeded Meadowdale (11-1, 13-1) Monday at 5 p.m. at Glacier Peak High School, The winner plays in a 7 p.m. semifinal game against the winner of a game between Glacier Peak and Mount Vernon. The losers of the two 5 p.m. games play in a 7 p.m. elimination game. The tournament continues November 3 and 5, with the top two teams qualifying for the State 3A championships, November 11-12 at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, just north of Olympia.

In the 3-2 loss to Lynnwood, Shorewood won the first game, 27-25; lost the second and third games; 25-19, 25-20; and won the fourth game 25-17 before losing the deciding fifth game 15-13. Monica Postor scored 21 kills for the Thunderbirds; Maddie Welsh had 13 kills, four blocks and 11 digs; Marianne Kellogg had 29 assists; and Dana Brindle had 23 digs. Lynnwood finished second inn the Wesco 3A South with an 8-4 record (9-4 overall) behind Meadowdale.

In the first round of the District tournament, Shorewood faces a Meadowdale team that defeated the Thunderbirds, 3-0. Sept. 15 at Meadowdale.



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