The Mercer Island volleyball team not only made their post season goal of making the state tournament, but will be doing it as the No. 1 seed from District 2. Mercer Island beat Mount Si on Saturday evening 3-2 for the fourth time this season.
In the district championship game, Kris Brackmann had 12 kills, 11 digs, two blocks and four aces, while Sara Lindquist added 23 kills and Lottie MacAulay had eight kills and three blocks. Carly Wilson posted 46 assists for the team and four aces, while Jemma Yeadon had 13 kills, 17 digs and two aces, with sister Lorial Yeadon adding 15 digs.
In the semifinals, Mercer Island beat Bainbridge on Saturday morning 3-1.
Against Bainbridge, individually for the Islanders, Behrbaum had nine kills and five blocks. Robby Blood had five kills and 16 digs, while Brackmann posted 11 kills, 16 digs, five blocks and four aces. Lindquist had 17 kills and two blocks, with MacAulay adding 14 kills and five blocks. Lorial Yeadon had 18 digs in the win.
The Islanders beat Holy Names Academy in their first district match on Thursday, Nov. 1. Against the Cougars, the Islanders won 25-17, 25-22 and 25-21.
Behrbaum had five kills, Brackmann added seven aces, Lindquist had 15 kills and two aces, while MacAulay had three blocks. Wilson had 30 assists during the games, Jemma Yeadon had 11 kills and Lorial Yeadon had 10 digs.
Mercer Island will play its first state game against Prairie on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. State matches will be held at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash.
The Falcons won the District 3 championship over the weekend, and were the league champions as well.
If Mercer Island wins on Friday morning, the Islanders will play the winner of the Auburn Mountainview vs. Stanwood game at 5:15 p.m. on Friday evening. If Mercer Island loses their first match, they will face the loser of the Mountainview vs. Stanwood game at 3:15 p.m. on Friday.