Wolverines Ring Liberty's Bell
Smoother sailing in home re-match against scrappy Patriots
The Bellevue Wolverines put their 10-1 record on the line on Monday night versus the Liberty Patriots. This is a rematch of an earlier game that was a five game nail-biter where the Wolverines took the match.
Bellevue took the first point with a Naomi Chen-Mallouk kill and we were under way. Alexis Khuu got her first ace of the night to make the game 3-0. BHS kept a narrow lead throughout behind 3 more Chen-Mallouk kills and the score was 13-11. Callie Weber got her second kill of the night to make it 15-11. Katie Sorrell got a kill from the middle followed by a Holly Huard smash made it 18-12. Jenna Keenan got a kill to keep the lead at 19-14. The score remained close however and after back to back Weber kills the score was just 22-19. Khuu dealt her second ace of the game and then set up Weber for the game winner and game one went to BHS, 25-20.
Weber began game two with a kill to get he serve to Khuu who ripped 2 straight aces. The score was tight early and after a Kennan kill and a Carly Burns ace, the score was 8-7. Hannah Geffe got a kill from the back row to make the lead 14-11. Weber got a block, and back to back kills to stretch the lead to 17-12. Huard crushed a ball to make it 20-13 but Liberty got on a roll behind 3 straight aces prompting a Coach Kalingo time out a 20-17. The pep talk worked as Khuu and Weber got back to back kills and Sorrell put away the game winner and game two was to the Wolverines, 25-21.
Callie Weber used a knuckle shot to the back line for a back row kill to make the score 3-2 in game three. Sophia Knapp, who was a digging and passing machine, got on the scoreboard with an ace to make the score 4-2. Chen-Mallouk got a kill followed by a couple of Huard deftly placed shots and the score was 9-4. Julia Bray got an ace to make it 11-5 and BHS was on their way. Huard tallied 3 more kills and following a couple of Weber kills the score was 23-14. Fittingly, the Senior captains combined as Knapp passed it to Khuu who fed Weber to put away game three, 25-18.
Weber lead the team with 15 kills with Huard getting 10. Khuu lead the squad with 4 aces and 37 assists. Weber had 16 digs and Knapp had 11 to key the defense.
Bellevue takes their record to 11-1 and puts it on the line at home for the annual dig pink game on Wednesday night versus Interlake. Please come out to support the team and help raise some money for a great cause.