After leading Capital High School’s volleyball team to its best state finish since 1994, outside hitter Rachel Erickson and setter Sam Yorke were selected to the Class 2A all-tournament team by media members covering the two-day state tournament at Pierce College.
Erickson and Yorke helped guide the Cougars to the 2A state title match, where they fell to top-ranked Burlington-Edison, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17.
Capital was the fifth South Sound team in three years to play for a state title, joining Olympia (4A) and Tumwater (2A) in 2011, and North Thurston (3A) and Tumwater (2A) in 2012. Capital last played for a state title in 1994.
Joining Erickson and Yorke on the nine-player all-tournament team were four Burlington-Edison athletes: Maggie McTaggart (hitter), who was selected the most valuable player of the tournament, Alyssa
Terwilliger (hitter), Sam Alumbres (setter) and Alana Handy (libero). Also on the all-tournament team were West Valley of Yakima’s Bridgette Webb, Sehome’s Taylor Lyall, and Colville’s Aubrey Buckner.
Saint Martin’s University hosted the 4A and 3A state volleyball tournaments last weekend, but no South Sound players were represented on either of the all-tournament teams for those classes.
PLAYOFF GAMES SET FOR FOOTBALL, SOCCER
Undefeated and top-ranked Tumwater (11-0) will play White River (8-3) in a Class 2A state quarterfinal football game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Orting Stadium.
The winner faces the winner of Prosser-Mark Morris next weekend in the state semifinals.
Olympia girls soccer (15-3-2), in the state semifinals for the first time since 1995 when it reached the state title match, plays Issaquah (14-4-1) at 8 p.m. Friday at Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium.
The 6 p.m. semifinal features Greater Spokane League rivals Mead and Central Valley.
The winners play for the Class 4A state title at 4 p.m. Saturday, while the third/fourth-place match is at noon Saturday.Meg Wochnick: 360-754-5473 email@example.com theolympian.com/ south-sound-sports-blog @megwochnick