Volleyball update: Oh, look, I guessed rightSeptember 12th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
In a previous post on this site I said the Klahowya volleyball match at Port Angeles was going to be a tough road match.
Klahowya proved me right and likely proved some detractors wrong with a 5-game win Tuesday night against an always strong PA team. PA, if you don’t follow along regularly, has been at or near the top of the Olympic League for many years. Klahowya has routinely been at the bottom.
That’s changed now.
The Eagles improved to 2-0 with a 27-29, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 15-13 win. Yes, you read those scores correctly. I’m only surprised the last game wasn’t similar to CK and Bainbridge’s fifth-game that went 21-19 in a non-league match Monday.
Klahowya coach Dragan Karadzic said via email it was the Eagles first win over Port Angeles. The only other teams the Eagles had previously beaten were Port Townsend, Kingston and Bremerton.
The Eagles, right now sitting in the No. 1 spot in the OL, take on Kingston Thursday.
In another eyebrow-raising match (but in a good way) was South Kitsap’s 3-1 win over Stadium. Granted I haven’t seen Stadium play, but it’s a solid win for the Wolves either way. They might be a bit of a dark horse to make the playoffs, but every victory at this point is a learning experience.
Up next for South (2-0) is its rivalry match with Central Kitsap (3-1) Thursday. CK is coming off a 3-2 win over Bainbridge and that match is always a fun one to see.
Update: Oversight on my part. I also meant to include the Sequim vs. Olympic match, which was a terrific match judging by the game scores. Sequim beat the Trojans 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, so you know that match was back and forth all night — just like their last meeting at the 2A District tournament that sent Olympic to state. The two teams meet again Oct. 11.
Olympic (0-3) is at Henry Foss in Tacoma Thursday while Sequim (1-1) hosts Port Townsend.