Mercer Island midfielder Emily Yang (left) and Bellevue midfielder Audrey Miller (right) fight for the ball during a 1-1 draw on Oct. 7. Yang scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the tie. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Mercer Island midfielder Emily Yang (left) and Bellevue midfielder Audrey Miller (right) fight for the ball during a 1-1 draw on Oct. 7. Yang scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the tie. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Girls soccer finds their groove, Volleyball knocks off 4A Skyline| Mercer Island prep sports roundup

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:30pm
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Girls soccer: The Islanders (3-6-1) earned a 1-1 tie against Bellevue (4-2-3) on Oct. 7, and picked up a 2-0 victory over Juanita (2-8-1) on Oct. 10. Mercer Island will look to keep their streak of positive results going when they travel to face the Sammamish Totems (4-3-1) on Oct. 17. The Islanders lost at home to the Totems earlier in the year by a score of 1-0.

Volleyball: Mercer Island (4-4) won the first two sets against Bellevue (10-1), but the Wolverines rallied to win 3-2 (24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 29-27, 15-13) on Oct. 7. The Islanders bounced back with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-22) victory over 4A Skyline (2-8) on Oct. 10.

Football: The Islanders (3-3) lost their first league game of the season in a 19-8 defeat to Juanita (1-5) on Oct. 11. Mercer Island will look to bounce back when they host Lake Washington (1-5) on Oct. 18.

Cross country: Both the boys and girls teams finished third in a quad-team meet on Oct. 8 at Marymoor Park. Senior Alli Hixson was the top finisher for the girls team, placing fifth (21:00.0). In the boys race, sophomore Kai Zettel finished eighth (16:46.6) and set a new personal record.

Boys golf: The Islanders wrapped up their regular season with a 191-191 tie against Skyline (8-1-1) on Oct. 10 at Plateau Club Golf Course in Sammamish. The team finished the regular season with a 7-2-2 record.

Boys water polo: The Islanders (2-6) suffered two loses during the week to Curtis and Roosevelt. After falling behind 13-4 against the Roosevelt Roughriders, the Islanders rallied but fell short in a 14-11 loss on Oct. 7. In their next game, the Islanders were overwhelmed by a score of 18-3 to the Curtis Vikings on Oct. 17.

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