Volleyball update: Bainbridge does it again plus a poll question for you

The girls swimming season might be at the halfway mark (you can read more about that by clicking here) but the volleyball season is in full swing.

Bainbridge had a very successful week, beating No. 1 Holy Names and No. 4 Eastside Catholic in key Metro League Mountain Division matches. The sixth-ranked Spartans (I’m guessing that will change when the new coaches poll is real eased Monday) travel to Seattle Monday to face Lakeside, a team that is 2-2 but is coming off a win over Holy Names.

But let’s recap Thursday’s matches.

There weren’t any key match ups and everything went pretty much the way it should have.

Olympic took on Kingston and won rather easily — to the dismay of Kingston coach Ed Call — 3-0. The Bucs play a non-league match Friday against Rainier Christian (Auburn), a 1A team and Call hopes Kingston can rebound and pick up a win.

North Kitsap was at North Mason and also won 3-0. Jennifer Gell had 20 digs for NK, which improved to 2-0 and 6-1 overall. NM coach Gerry Cassel said the Bulldogs never caught up to the speed of the game. Despite that, he truly believes his team has the potential to make the district tournament, it’s just a matter of putting it together at the right time.

Port Angeles won 3-0 over Port Townsend, but it was close. PT coach Nettie Hawkins knew it was going to be a tough match and she needed the Redskins to be there in all aspects to get the win. “Silly mistakes were the only things tonight that left us hanging,” she said.

Sequim traveled to Silverdale to face Klahowya but I can’t tell you what happened because the score was not reported. I also don’t have results for Bear Creek at Crosspoint Academy in a Sea-Tac League match.

Here’s a look ahead to some potentially interesting games next week.

Monday: Again, Bainbridge is at Lakeside for a ML Mountain Division match.

Tuesday: In the OL, Klahowya is at unbeaten Olympic. A non-league match pairs North Kitsap and South Kitsap in a Civil War match. Remember those from when the two teams were in the NL?

Thursday: Stadium travels to South Kitsap as the Wolves need to pick up a NL win. The Wolves are 2-4 while Stadium is 1-5. In OL, Sequim is at North Kitsap as both teams are battling for one of the top spots right now.

And now, I have a question.

I was always told in volleyball there are no “sets” only “games” yet everywhere I turn everyone it seems uses the term sets, as in best 3-of-5 sets, or best 3-of-5 games. Being a former high school tennis player I was careful to not use sets when referring to volleyball.

So which is correct? I’m going to let you decide.

Which is the correct term in volleyball?

  • Sets (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Games (100%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

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3 thoughts on “Volleyball update: Bainbridge does it again plus a poll question for you

  1. Retired Dan is correct. The change in terminology from “games” to “sets” was actually incorporated in the rules a few years ago.

  2. As a parent of a Club Volleyball player as well as her school teams, we have always called them games. I have heard match but not set. So I’m not sure!

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