LAKE STEVENS — It’s the last week of regular season competition for the Lady Eagles volleyball team, which lost 3-1 to the Lake Stevens Vikings on Thursday, Oct. 18, and they’re aiming to finish strong.
The season was a struggle for the team that, as of press time, had only two overall wins and one in-league victory.
On Oct. 18, at Lake Stevens High School, the Eagles kept their heads high and battled to the end, despite the fierce competition they faced — the Vikings are ranked No. 2 in the division and are tied in overall wins with Monroe, the Wesco North 4A division leader.
It would have been easy for the athletes to give up after the second set loss, with the first going to Lake Stevens at 25-17 and the second at 25-15, but the team stayed in it through the third, to take a win in a close 27-25 set.
Junior outside hitter Brooke Johnson helped score 14 points overall, finishing the game with 10 kills and four aces, while sophomore outside hitter Audrey Frolich finished with 15 kills.
Despite the offensive strength of the Eagles, they lost their final set to the Vikings in a 25-12 defeat.
The team heads now to face Monroe, the division leader, in a home game on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Depending on the success of the their Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 games, the team will head to the District 1 playoffs at Snohomish High School at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30.