The Mercer Island volleyball team finally accomplished a long sought goal on Thursday night. The Islanders swept Mount Si this season, beating the Wildcats on Thursday 3-2 and clinched the team’s first regular season KingCo title since 2008.
Mercer Island lost the first match 14-25, but bounced back 25-23 and 25-20 in the second and third games. Mount Si won match four 25-22 but Mercer Island pushed forward and took the last game 15-13 to win the night.
Brooke Behrbaum had five kills and five blocks during the game, Kris Brackmann added seven kills and three blocks. Sara Lindquist had 14 kills and six aces, while Lottie MacAulay added seven kills and three blocks. Carly Wilson had 41 assists during the games, with three aces. Jemma Yeadon had 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces while sister Lorial Yeadon had 11 digs.
The Islanders will travel to Bellevue on Oct. 23 for a 7 p.m. final game of the regular season. Mercer Island will enter the KingCo tournament, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 25 as the No. 1 team. The tournament will take place at Sammamish High School.