Tuesday's prep highlights: Timberline rallies to defeat Capital in five sets in volleyball

mwochnick@theolympian.comSeptember 17, 2013 


LACEY -- Timberline rallied trailing two sets to one against Capital to win the final two frames -- including a 6-0 run to start the fifth and deciding set -- for a 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-8) nonleague volleyball win over the Cougars Tuesday night at Timberline High School to improve to 3-0 overall.

Senior Riley Podowicz had a match-high 22 kills, three blocks and 19 digs while Emily Tate had 11 kills and a perfect 14-of-14 serving for the Blazers. Marissa Ottesen paced the Cougars with 30 digs and Rachel Erickson had 10 kills and 13 digs.

Other volleyball highlights

North Thurston rebounded from its 3A Narrows League loss to Shelton last week with a 3-0 sweep (25-7, 25-11, 25-6) of Foss, paced by Katie Sisson’s 12-of-13 serving with five aces and Annie Koehler’s five kills. 

Megan VanMarter registered 13 kills, 10 blocks and five serving aces in Northwest Christian’s 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17) win over South Bend.

Girls soccer

Yelm and Timberline finished in a 1-1 tie in nonleague girls soccer, as sophomore Leah Magee scored the Blazers while Yelm’s Rheese Dolgash notched her third goal of the season. 

Tayler Housden’s hat trick for Aberdeen helped the Bobcats down River Ridge, 3-1.

Tumwater is 2-0 in 2A EvCo action after its 2-1 win over W.F. West. Stephanie Moore and Peyton Brown had the T-Birds’ goals.

Girls swimming

Megan Harn and Sarah Topping swept the freestyle events to lead North Thurston to a 120-49 win over Shelton in 3A Narrows League girls swimming. Harn won the 50 free (29.44 seconds) and 100 free (1:06.30) while Topping took the 200 free (2:14.94) and 500 free (6:02.97). The Rams won 10 of 11 events. 

Timberline won 10 of 11 events in its 143-34 win over Lincoln in 3A Narrows League swimming, as sophomore Payten Goodwin won the 50 free (28.05) and 100 free (1:01.36) and also was the lead-off leg in the Blazers’ winning 200 medley (2:15.09) and 200 free (1:58.31) relays.

The Norman sisters -- Sarah and Ali -- combined to win four events (200 IM, 50 free, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke) as Olympia swept Kentwood, 115-68 and Kent-Meridian, 140-19.

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