Mercer Island’s volleyball squad went 1-1 in the opening rounds of the 3A District 2 tournament on Wednesday and advances to the next round on Saturday.
MI first beat Roosevelt, 3-1, in a loser-out contest and then lost to Seattle Prep, 3-0, at Lake Washington High. Against Roosevelt, MI won, 25-13, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22; Seattle Prep beat MI, 25-20, 25-13, 25-18.
Next up for the locals (11-9 overall, 8-7 in league) is a loser-out battle with Eastside Catholic at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Chief Sealth High. The winner notches a state spot and will then play the victor of the Interlake-LW match at 3:30 p.m.
Lily Remington (outside hitter/senior/co-captain), Logan Remington (middle blocker/sophomore) and Spenser Elwell (libero/senior) notched 3A KingCo all-league second-team honors, according to head coach Carmen Vasilatos.
Team stat leaders are: Campbell Burr (defensive specialist/senior/co-captain), serving aces; Melena Wong (setter/sophomore), assists; Logan Remington, blocks; Elwell, serve receive passing and defensive digs; Lily Remington and Leila Obeidat (outside hitter/junior), kills.
Conference coaches voted to name the Islanders the sportsmanship award winners, and the squad received the outstanding scholastic team award for cumulatively receiving above a 3.5 GPA (the girls had a 3.88 cumulative GPA).
The state tournament will tip off on Nov. 18-19 at the Yakima Valley SunDome.