Volleyball still learning, junior runner shines

Published on Wed, Oct 2, 2013
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The Blaine girls volleyball team lost in four sets to Bellingham at home October 1. 

After losing the first two sets decisively, Blaine coach Bryan Clausen made some changes to the lineup and Blaine won the third set 25–17. The fourth set was close, but Blaine lost 25–23. 

“The girls responded to a change in the lineup, but we couldn’t overcome the first two matches,” Clausen said.

Elle Moore tallied three aces, eight digs and two blocks for Blaine, while Mikayla Deming led the team in blocks with seven.

The loss brings Blaine to a record of 0–4. “We’re still in the learning mode. It’s a work in progress, but the team is improving,” Clausen said. 

The next volleyball game will be  at home against Ferndale Thursday, October 3.

Cross Country

Junior Hillary Kiele won the girls cross country meet at Peace Arch State Park on September 25, cruising five kilometers in 
20 minutes, 56 seconds. Kieya Villars ran a time of 22:54 and Hannah Kean finished in 23:09.

Blaine didn’t register a team score, and Ferndale beat Meridian in the three-school meet.

Parker Morriss led the boys team at the Peace Arch meet September 25, running a 5k time of 19:22. The next meet is at Northern State in Sedro-Woolley Wednesday, October 9.

Girls Soccer

After losing a close game at Anacortes and losing at home to Bellingham, the Borderites fell to a Northwest Conference record of 2–3. Blaine lost 2–0 against Anacortes September 26 and lost 6–1 against Bellingham October 1. The next game is at home against Ferndale Thursday, October 3.