Wolves nab sixth seed to districts

Wolves nab sixth seed to districts

Sequim Gazette staff

These Wolves are in for a dogfight.

Sequim split a pair of sub-district match-ups last weekend to take the No. 6 seed into the West Central District tournament, set for Nov. 5-6 at Washington and Franklin Pierce high schools.

Sequim is one of 12 teams vying for one of six berths to the class 2A state tourney.

The Wolves open with a 5 p.m. game on Nov. 5 against No. 11-seeded Sumner. The winner of that game faces No. 3-seeded White River while the loser drops into the loser-out consolation bracket.

The Wolves opened the sub-district tourney with a three-set sweep of Washington (25-19, 25-18, 25-18), but then fell to archrival Port Angeles in three sets (25-15, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23).

Sequim is seeking a return to the class 2A state tournament after falling short at last year's district tourney.

Top district seeds include (in order) Fife, North Kitsap, White River and Interlake.

A sub-district

top-two seed

The Wolves wrapped up the Olympic League No. 2 seed after a 3-0 win at Klahowya (25-16, 25-12, 25-19) on Oct. 26.

Haleigh Harrison (10 kills), Kyla Martin (eight) and Jessica Lauritzen (seven) led the offense while Taylor Balkan added 16 assists and was 16-of-18 on serves.

"Haleigh, Jessica and Kyla were pretty much unstoppable at the net, especially with Taylor setting them so well," Sequim coach Jennie Webber Heilman said.

Katelynne McDaniels added a serving run of 11 points in a row, including five aces.

North Kitsap took home the league title with a four-set win against Port Angeles that night.

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