May 22, 2013
November 14, 2012
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.
“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.”
November 7, 2012
Some screamed, some shouted, some cried, some remained silent. But every expression seemed to say the same thing: We’ll get them yet.
“We played our game and we fought the whole time. We didn’t come out on top, but wait ‘til state,” said Wildcat freshman Anna McCreadie, one of the volleyball players who lost the district championship game to the Mercer Island Islanders in five sets in Seattle Oct. 27.
It was the third time Mount Si had lost to the Islanders in the 2012 season.
“The game showed us we have to work so much harder this week in practice, so we can beat teams like these,” Wildcat Jenn Rogers said.
Mount Si did earn a ticket to state for the sixth year in a row. The excitement of the trip to Lacey’s St. Martin’s University was tempered by having come so close to beating the Islanders.
September 19, 2012
With strong chemistry and players loaded with talent, the Mount Si High School Wildcats’ volleyball team is having a devil of a time early in the 2012 season.
They believe they have what it takes to make it to state. It’s when predicting how they will fare at state that things get downright Faustian.
“I have finished sixth at state three years in a row,” junior setter Lauren Smith said. “Look at our banners — sixth, sixth, sixth.”
September 12, 2012
The Mount Si High School volleyball team started its 2012 campaign Sept. 6 with a 3-0 win against Juanita, 25-8, 25-14, 25-17.
Rachel Hayford had eight aces and two digs; Lindsay Carr had 12 kills, five aces, two blocks and one dig. Lauren Smith had 23 assists, six digs and four aces.
The team next plays at Sammamish at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Their next home game is at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 against Lake Washington.
September 5, 2012
The white Chevrolet Tahoe drove away, leaving behind an incredulous young woman.
Klamath Falls is only eight hours away from Snoqualmie, but the journey that took Krista Galloway to this Oregon town lasted years.
And now it was finally over, she was by herself, in Oregon, while her parents drove the Tahoe back to the Valley.
“When my parents left, that was kind of an overall moment of, ‘Whoa, I’m actually at college, I’m actually playing,’” Galloway said from the campus of Oregon Tech, the Oregon Institute of Technology. “I’m actually doing all the things I set out to do.”
A volleyball standout at Mount Si High School, Galloway has turned a few heads during her first season at Oregon Tech.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has ranked Galloway 12th in the nation in total blocks as of Sept. 1, with 29.
“I’m very happy with my play,” Galloway said. “What helped was the support of my team both morally and physically.”
Oregon Tech coach Jason Corwin praised Galloway’s addition to the team.