Overlake swept Bush, 3-0, at home on Nov. 1 to win the 1A Emerald City League volleyball title for the second straight season and qualify for state. The scores were 25-14, 25-17, 27-25. Courtesy photo

Overlake swept Bush, 3-0, at home on Nov. 1 to win the 1A Emerald City League volleyball title for the second straight season and qualify for state. The scores were 25-14, 25-17, 27-25. Courtesy photo

Overlake wins league volleyball tourney, qualifies for state

It was a sweep and a spot in the state volleyball tournament.

Overlake beat Bush, 3-0, at home on Nov. 1 to win the 1A Emerald City League volleyball title for the second straight season and qualify for state. The scores were 25-14, 25-17, 27-25.

The Yakima Valley Sundome awaits, and Overlake will take on Bellevue Christian in the state first round at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Leading the Owl charge against Bush were Ivy Haight and Marusia Levanidova with 12 kills and nine kills, respectively. On the defensive front, Sydney Goad had nine digs and Elizabeth Chen and Julia Steen notched seven digs apiece.

Owls head coach Justice Magraw — who was selected league coach of the year by her peers — said about her squad: “This team has a lot of players who continually contribute to our success. Our depth as a team, defensive effort and serving is what sets us apart in the league. We are a young team with young talent and a lot of players who are passionate and enthusiastic about volleyball.”

The Owls finished league play with a 15-1 record and are 18-3-2 overall, taking second at the bi-district tourney.

“We work hard to keep our energy going and keep each other accountable to stay checked into the game and being mentally focused and mentally tough to keep going,” Levanidova said in a previous Reporter story.

On the all-league list, Levanidova and Goad are first-teamers and Haight and Steen are second-teamers.

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