Varsity and JV Undefeated in KingCo 3A!
As the BHS volleyball program wraps up its third week of 2019, both the Varsity and JV teams remain undefeated in league play. The teams wrap up their first pass through the conference on Monday 10/7 against Mercer Island.
As of publication date, the teams have played 6 matches over the past two weeks, with particularly tough challenges against Bothell, Lake Washington, and Eastlake High Schools.
In Varsity play, the Bothell Cougars came into the contest undefeated, and with a stable of very tall, strong players. After trading the first two sets, the consistent serving, defense, and hitting of the Wolverines wore down their opponents and Bellevue took the match 3-1. The JV match was tight, but Bothell ultimately
prevailed 2-1. It is the only set that the Bothell JV team has dropped this season.
The Lake Washington match promised to be a thriller, with both Varsity teams heading into the contest undefeated. The band and a large student section added to the excitement, and the match didn't disappoint.
The first set started with a kill and ace by Megan Webber, with a quick block by Jessica Buxton followed by a kill by Mia Vong. With great serving by Izzy, a kill from Kaitlyn and then an ace by Izzy brought the score to a quick 15-6. The team was on fire, with fantastic digs from Carly, couple more aces from Megan and Carly; terrific high jumping blocks from Jess and Julia, another kill by Mia and then Jess with a kill to win the first set 25-16.
In the second set the Lake Washington middles dominated play, but 3 aces from Megan and two blocks from Jess bought the game to 23-21. Tough fight but finally the win goes to Lake Washington 26-24.
Third set the girls were back, with several kills in quick succession from Jess, Devon and Megan and superb blocks from Mia and Kaitlyn. The points are hard to get with Lake Washington formidable outside hitter, but Carly aces to get us to 12-13. Blockmeister Jess gets us to 18-14. Jess digging it out for a kill by Kaitlyn, followed by a sweet ace from Izzy and a final kill by Kaitlyn for the win 25-17.
Fourth set starts hard and fast with a brilliant dig by Carly, a tip over from Jess and a kill by Kaitlyn. Still behind at 9-14 the girls are battling it out. Stating to close the gap with great blocking, a kill by jess, quick pass over from Izzy together with consistent serving by Izzy and another Jess block and kill levels the score at 18-18. Izzy continues to serve great and in quick succession blocks from Julia and Jess, kill and tip over by Julia followed by an ace brings the score to 22-19. We’re all sitting on the edge of our seats as the teams are playing hard. Quick thinking by Kaitlyn for a push over the net followed by a final kill for the win 25-22!
JV/C Wolverines Growing and Winning
The JV/C team continues to grow under first-year head coach Justin Tan and has jumped out to an impressive 4-1 record in league play.
Week of 9/30
The JVC team came out strong against Lake Washington on Monday with amazing blocks and at-the-net action by Jess, Maggie, and Stella and won the first game with a score of 25-16. The second game was another win (25-18) with great ups and passes by the whole team and game point by Meiko. The team battled and had a come-from-behind win with a score of 25-22 with some great serves by Halle, Callie, and Hailey. Lastly, we had some amazing line judges - - they brought the line judge performance to a whole new level!
The JVC team battled hard against the Eastlake JVC team on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, we lost the first with a score of 25-7. However, the team came back
with some strong serves and played better with a loss of 25-21. In the third, the team had some great rallies and serves but lost with a score of 25-14.
Against Redmond on Thursday, The JVC team came out serving strong in the first game with serves by Callie and Milana to a victory of 25-19. They followed that up with some great aces/ serves by Halle, Stella and Hailey in the second to win 25-6. In the last game, the girls won 25-17 with some great plays at the net by Jess and Maggie in addition to an amazing final point rally by both team.
Week of 9/23
On Monday night, the Bellevue JV/C team fought hard over the Sammamish Totems for a come from behind win with a score of 25-22 in the first match. The team came out with some strong serves and rallies to win both the 2nd (25-17) and final (25-24) of the evening!
The Bothell Cougars proved to be a very tough adversary for our Wolverines on Tuesday. Game 1 Final: Bothell- 25/Bellevue 14; Game 2 Final: Bothell 25/Bellevue 23; Game 3 Final: Bothell 25/ Bellevue 12. Game 3 had some great serving by Bothell that made it hard for our team to get side outs. We did have some scrappy play by the girls in this final game to keep rallies going.
It was a hard fought battle for the JV/C team on Thursday against Interlake. The team played a strong first game with some scrappy rallies but ended up losing to Interlake with a score of 25-23. The team came back with some incredible serving and rallies to win 25-9 in the second. They ended up losing the third with another close game of 15-13.
JV/C vs. Lake Washington