The Bear Creek volleyball team won both of its matches at the Sea-Tac 2B League Tournament at Chief Leschi school in Puyallup last Saturday to advance to Saturday’s 2B Tri-District tournament.
The tournament, held at Edmonds-Woodway High School, will start at 9 a.m. The Grizzlies’ (13-2) will play their first match at tri-districts against Darrington.
The Grizzlies started the league tournament by winning a five-game thriller against Seattle Lutheran. Down in the match 2-1 after games of 25-17, 24-26, and 18-25, the Grizzlies rallied back with a 25-19 victory in game four and won the fifth-game tiebreaker 15-10 to seal the victory.
Senior Katie Wolfram led the offense with nine kills and three service aces, followed by Jasmine Miller with eight kills. Setter Erica Leuenberger recorded 20 assists and the team combined for 16 aces during the match.
Having gained momentum, the team went on to sweep Christian Faith school 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 in their second and final match of the tournament.
Wolfram once again had nine kills and three aces against the Eagles. Dominique DuBois used a killer serve to rack up six aces, and Emily Kadeg combined with Leuenberger for 19 assists.
SOCCER: Overlake boys playoff-bound
The red-hot Overlake boys soccer team, winners of five of their last six games, blanked the Cedar Park Christian Eagles, 3-0, in their regular-season 1A Emerald City League finale on Tuesday at home.
After the first half ended in a 0-0 tie, the Owl scoring wave opened up in a big way with junior midfielder Devon Schmidt scoring an unassisted goal in the 49th minute. Malcolm Griffin then scored on an assist by Sky Tweedie-Yates in the 66th minute. Forward Hakan Yagiz scored his seventh goal of the season in the 72nd minute to cap the scoring. Yagiz is tied for fourth with Griffin in league scoring.
With another shutout on Tuesday, George Dolack finished second in the league with eight shutouts and 16 saves on the season.
The Owls (12-3-0) will get a bye in the opening round of the Emerald City League playoffs due to their second-place league finish behind Seattle Academy. Their first playoff game will be on Tuesday, Nov. 11 against an opponent and site to be determined.
SOCCER: Bear Creek teams lose playoff openers
The Bear Creek boys suffered a hard-fought loss to Mount Vernon Christian, 2-1, on Tuesday at home in the 2B/1B Tri-District playoffs.
Mount Vernon took the lead in the 18th minute, but the Grizzlies clamped down the Hurricane offense for the next 57 minutes but Mount Vernon Christian scored again to take a 2-0 lead with five minutes to play.
Bear Creek sophomore Tom Postings scored off of Kyle Blankenbeckler’s assist in the 78th minute to put the Grizzlies on the board.
The Grizzly boys (12-3-1) continue their playoff run on Thursday against Lopez Island after the Reporter’s deadline in a loser-out game.
The Grizzlies’ girls lost an overtime heartbreaker against Life Christian, 2-1, in their Tri-District tournament playoff opener at Life Christian School on Tuesday.
Jenny Price scored an unassisted goal for Bear Creek, but the Eagles’ Kristen Rue scored the equalizer on an assist from Karisa Konsmo to force overtime.
No goals were scored during the overtime period, so the playoff game had to be decided by a penalty-kick shootout which Life Christian won with four goals.
The Grizzly girls’ team (7-7-1) played again on Thursday after the Reporter’s deadline at Mount Vernon Christian.