Wolverines Tame Mustangs
All varsity players contribute to 3-1 victory over Redmond
The Bellevue Wolverines were back at home Wednesday for Minion night against the Redmond Mustangs. The Wolverines were clad in yellow just like those cute little Minions.
Coach Kalingo rolled out the line up that put home game three against Juanita to see if they could keep the momentum going. Early on, it was working as Natalie Hayes got an ace and after an Abby Harden kill Bellevue was up 3-1. Jenna Kennan got a block to make
it 6-2 and BHS was clicking. Redmond tightened it up but Hannah Geffe and Julia Bray got back to back kills to make the score 10-8. The Mustangs were up to the task but Harden got a kill to tie it up at 14. That’s when the Mustangs ran wild with game one and went on a roll to close it out 18-25.
Redmond kept the momentum going and after a couple of kills and an ace by Callie Weber BHS was still down 3-5. Holly Huard got her game going and after a couple of nicely placed shots Bellevue had an 8-6 lead. After a Kennan block and a Carly Burns ace, Huard put another one away prompting a Redmond time out with the score 12-7. Burns dealt another ace and Weber and Khuu got kills and BHS stretched the score to 17-7. After a Weber kill delivered a side out, Taylor Eide served a ball that confused the Mustangs and the score was 22-12. A late Mustang rally wasn’t enough and Bellevue took game two, 25-20.
Game three started with back to back Khuu aces and started a run of a Naomi Chen-Mallouk kill, Weber kill, Chen-Mallouk kill and a third Khuu ace to open it upon to 6-0. Bray got a kill to make the score 10-7 but after a long break and some confusion it was determined BHS was out of rotation and the scores were reversed. Weber got back to back kills and Bray served a bullet that went off the RHS player into the hands of the game announcer for an ace and a score of 14-8. Weber got 5 more kills down the stretch to pace the offense and Keenan took a back set for Khuu on the slide play to put away game three, 25-20.
Katie Sorrell opened up game four with a kill and after a Weber kill and a Redmond hitting error, BHS was up 4-0. A second Huard kill caused a Mustang time out with the score 11-6. Geffe got an ace and Kennan got another block to make it 14-8. Sophia Knapp dug a hard smash and passed it to Khuu who delivered a beautiful jump set to Weber who didn’t miss her mark in the back of the court and the score was 16-8. Back to back Weber kills gave Khuu the serve and she whipped out the jump serve that no defense could stop for her third ace of the night to make the tally, 21-9. Weber finished off the game and a match with a back row smash off an Knapp assist and it was game, set, match, 25-15.
Weber paced the attack with 19 kills. Khuu lead the distribution with 29 assists. Kennan collected 3 blocks while Burns keyed the back row with 9 digs followed by Knapp with 8.
After a stretch of 5 games in 9 days, the Wolverines get some practice days and will face Sammamish on the road next Monday.
JV Wolverines Fight to 2-1 Victory
Redmond is game but Bellevue pulls away
The Wolverine JV squad hung in there against a tough Redmond team and came away with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Game 1 got off to a slow start, and was even at 5. Jessica Buxton executed a strong kill from the middle. Lillian Johnson, middle blocker, threw herself to the ground to dig one out to give BHS the lead. BHS eventually took the first game 25-17
Game 2 started with a big hit by Julianne Raman, followed by a great dink by Kelly Treves. Strong play continued on both sides, but some serve receive inconsistencies allowed Redmond to get ahead 11-15. Our Wolverines showed tenacity to bring the score to 22-22 but Redmond pulled away and won 22-25
Strong serving by Buxton carried BHS at the start of the game to 9-6 lead. Another sweet swing by Buxton landed on the line. A strong block by Johnson set the tone for Game 3 and BHS closed on a 6 point run to win the game and the match 15-6