Wolverines Start Strong in Kingco!
Welcome to the 2017 Bellevue High School Kingco regular season!. The Wolverines return nine varsity players from last years team that took 6th in the state.
Wednesday night, the Wolverines were at home versus cross-town rivals Sammamish. Game one started with a familiar sight as Senior Callie Weber got the kill. Senior Holly Huard drilled a couple of kills, Senior Alexis Khuu scorched three straight aces, and BHS was out to a 7-0 lead. The Wolverines continued the hot serving as Senior Sophia Knapp and Junior Jenna Keenan each had a couple of aces. Khuu finished off game point with an ace and a 25-8 game one win.
Game two started with back to back Weber kills and after another Khuu ace BHS was up 5-0. Sammamish looked much improved over last year and came down Main Street with a roster full of sophomores and a couple of juniors and played very hard and kept it close in the second game. Up 18-15, Junior Naomi Chen-Mallouk put away a kill and after a couple of kills from Junior Hannah Geffe, Sophomore Julia Bray served 7 straight to finish off game two 25-15.
Game three started with a Weber-Khuu-Weber kill and that got Callie going as she got another kill and four aces in a stretch to get BHS up 7-1. At 9-4, Holly Huard got things going. She got four kills and an ace in a stretch the made the lead 15-6. Junior Katie Sorrell put one home at 23-8 and Bellevue finished it off, 25-9, for a 3-0 match victory.
Coach Kalingo was able to get all his players into the game. Seniors Jordan Meyers, Taylor Eide, and Mina Dedijer returned to the varsity court for another year. Senior transfer, Abby Harden, also made her BHS home debut. Junior setter, Natalie Hayes, and Sophomore back row specialist, Carly Burns, also contributed to the victory.
The Wolverines put their 2-0 record on the line next Monday night at home versus Lake Washington. We hope to see you there!