Overlake volleyball, soccer finish seasons at state

Overlake’s volleyball squad battled and won its first ever 1A state match in five sets over Bellevue Christian at the Yakima Valley Sundome on Nov. 9.

The Owls finished the tourney with a pair of losses to Granger (3-0) and Castle Rock (3-1), and Overlake’s Skylar Rettig received the sportsmanship medallion.

Against Bellevue Christian, Overlake head coach Justice Magraw said it was exciting to watch the Owls rebound from a 1-2 set deficit and fight back to even it up and take the fifth set, 15-13. Final scores for the first four sets were 26-24, 13-25, 22-25 and 25-16.

“The rest of the weekend, the Owls battled multiple injuries and adversities just as they did all year and competed well,” Magraw said. “Overlake was again the youngest team at the tournament. The improvement from last year to this year with the young squad makes the future to look even brighter for Overlake.”

On the girls soccer side, Klahowa beat the Owls, 2-1, in a penalty kick shootout in the 1A state quarterfinals on Nov. 10 at Silverdale Stadium.

Klahowa scored first in the 34th minute and Overlake tied the match in the 47th minute off a stellar corner-kick cross from Keely Likosky to Sofia Beachman, who headed the ball into the back of the net.

Overlake head coach Sally Goodspeed, the Emerald City League coach of the year, said it was a heartbreaking loss and the girls fought hard for the game-winning goal.

“We played with pride, generated many chances and it just wasn’t meant to be to get the goals we needed,” she said.

Overlake graduates seven seniors — Kayla Ngai, Beachman, Likosky, Grace Fujinaga, Janna Basra, Serena Home and Claire Kaufman — and Goodspeed said they played solid ball and the Owls will miss them next season.

Ngai earned the ECL most valuable player honor, and Beachman, Likosky, Anne Parsons Proctor and Jenna Lacy were all-leaguers.

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