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Arlington volleyball 0-for-3 to end season
The Eagles volleyball season came to an end Friday, Oct. 27, when they lost 3-1 in a Wesco 3A tiebreaker match against Meadowdale.
Both teams entered the match in Lynnwood with identical 1-7 records and seeking the elusive No. 4 spot in the 3A District 1 playoffs.
Game scores were 25-15, 25-20, 12-25 and 25-10.
Arlington finished their 2006 campaign with a 1-8 record in league play and 1-14 overall.
Seniors Keesha Carpenter and Shayna Prause were the statistical leaders for the visiting Eagles.
Carpenter had 16 assists, seven aces and six kills and Prause contributed 11 kills and 15 digs.
In a match that would have made it easier to secure a Class 3A District I playoff berth, the Lady Eagles lost to Cascade 3-1 Thursday, Oct. 26.
Arlingtons record fell to 1-6 in league play and 1-13 overall while the Lady Bruins advanced to 3-5, 4-10.
Game scores were 28-26, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-10 at Cascade High School.
Statistically, the Lady Eagles were led by their Class of 2007 student-athletes.
Carpenter was all over the court with 30 assists, five kills and five serving aces. Prause had 15 kills, 17 digs and four blocks.
Suzanne Pierce recorded three blocks and was a perfect 15-for-15 serving with three aces.
Forty-eight hours earlier, Arlington battled their rival M-P Lady Tomahawks hard but fell short 3-0 at AHS.
Game scores were 27-25, 25-10 and 25-18.
Despite the teams struggles record-wise this year, coach Kim Anderson said she and her team have received great support from the parents and fans.
I want to thank all of the parents of all of our Eagle volleyball players for their time and commitment in helping to make our program a success, Anderson said. They were amazing and we all loved their enthusiasm.
Seniors Kelsie Luchini, Brooklyn Holton and Carpenter led the team statistically.
Luchini had seven kills, Holton seven kills and 11 digs and Carpenter contributed 20 assists and a perfect 14-for-14 serving with five aces.
Anderson said the girls came out and fought hard, but made too many mistakes.
We had them in the first game and then Nancy Couls from Marysville went on a run of serving that we had a tough time breaking, she said.
I also believe our hitters got over-anxious and were looking for the gamewinning kill instead of getting the ball in play. The second game was a mental letdown that took us a while to get out of but then came back in the third game ready to take M-P to five games. Unfortunately, this did not happen.