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Varsity Volleyball Beats Skyline with a Clean Sweep

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Varsity Volleyball Beats Skyline with a Clean Sweep

CLEAN SWEEP: The team celebrates together with cheers after scoring a point. The Issaquah Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team beat rival Skyline Wednesday night in just three matches.

CLEAN SWEEP: The team celebrates together with cheers after scoring a point. The Issaquah Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team beat rival Skyline Wednesday night in just three matches.

Connor McKee-Sargent

CLEAN SWEEP: The team celebrates together with cheers after scoring a point. The Issaquah Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team beat rival Skyline Wednesday night in just three matches.

Connor McKee-Sargent

Connor McKee-Sargent

CLEAN SWEEP: The team celebrates together with cheers after scoring a point. The Issaquah Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team beat rival Skyline Wednesday night in just three matches.

Luka Kovac, Staff Writer

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Wednesday night, Oct. 3, the Issaquah Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team won against Skyline. It was a clean sweep from Issaquah, winning the first three sets, cutting the game short with a quick and intense victory. Senior Alex Liu says that “[they were] strong from set one, [they] brought the heat.”

They warmed up in pink uniforms and played the game wearing pink Strideline Socks in support of the fight against breast cancer in promotion of this year’s breast cancer awareness month. Many spectators also wore pink in support.

In the first set, the score was consistently even. Both teams initially had similar speeds of play. Halfway through the set, Issaquah picked up their intensity. Head Coach Amanda Sewell says that “[they] did a good job fighting through the rough.” Sophomore Saidy Bacon, number 14, made some huge blocks that got loud reactions from the crowd. Issaquah took the lead and finished the set 25 to 21.

Issaquah started with even more intensity in the second set. The girl’s pace of play was faster than Skyline’s. Skyline and Issaquah had three long lasting rallies. Issaquah was able to keep the ball up and get the points. Senior and co-captain Charlotte Emerson made a huge save that stopped a wide hit, leading to the team winning the 24th point. The set ended with Issaquah beating Skyline 25 to 18.

In the third set, Issaquah took the lead early. Skyline started to close the gap between the two team’s scores. Spikes from Issaquah’s front row kept them in the lead and ended the game early. Issaquah won the third set 25-23, finishing with a clean sweep.

Luka Kovac, Staff Writer

First-year journalist, class of 2019, and an owner of a red bean can with wheels and a luggage rack. Avid enjoyer of the gasoline smell, especially while...

Connor McKee-Sargent, Photographer

Class of 2019, Photographer, preferred portraits. I don’t take selfies, I take self-portraits. I have a ton of free time in the world yet I’m always...

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