Mount Si volleyball team is out at state tournament

November 14, 2012

By Staff

The Mount Si High School Wildcats were eliminated in the second round of the consolation bracket at the 3A state volleyball tournament in Lacey.

Mount Si lost, 3-0, to Glacier Peak in the tourney’s first round Nov. 9. Then, in the first round of consolation play Nov. 10, they defeated Lacey’s Timberline High School, 3-0, before yielding to Seattle Prep in five sets.

Seattle Prep finished eighth after it lost to Mercer Island in three sets.

By Sebastian Moraga
Andrea Suttle, a senior for the Mount Si Wildcats, serves during a match against Seattle Prep. The Wildcats lost to Seattle Prep and were eliminated from the state tournament. It was Mount Si’s sixth consecutive trip to the Big Dance.

“We have the fight in us,” Wildcat sophomore Liz Larson said. “There were times when we didn’t come together, and we broke down a couple of times in a few weak areas.”

The team needs to work on handling pressure in the clutch, she said, adding that she had come to Lacey with high hopes.

“That’s what a lot of people expected of us,” she said.

Mount Si finished sixth three years in a row until 2012.

“I think we had the ability to win it all,” head coach Bonnie Foote wrote in an email. “It’s hard, and we were too inconsistent this weekend.”

The team struggled to bounce back or to hold on to leads Foote said.

In the final set against Seattle Prep, Mount Si took off to a 6-2 lead. Seattle Prep came back up on top, 8-7, and ultimately prevailed, 15-9.

Foote defended her team’s performance.

“It was a team effort but we finished tied for ninth with three other teams,” Foote wrote. “Top 9-12 in state. When the wounds heal and the dust settles, it will be a great accomplishment. Right now, it stings.”

 

Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or smoraga@snovalleystar.com.

 

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