Despite a loss on Senior Night to rival Kingston, Sequim’s Wolves are headed to the postseason with a shot at the league’s top seed to districts.
The Wolves (9-3 in league play, 11-3 overall) dropped a four-set match to visiting Kingston on Oct. 22.
Tayler Breckenridge led the team with nine kills and 16 digs while Kalli Wiker was 19-for-19 on serves with five aces. Brittany Gale chipped in 21 assists and 15 digs, and Arlene Law had five kills and two blocks.
The two teams will likely match up once again in a few days, as Sequim joins Kingston, league champ North Kitsap, and North Mason at the Olympic League tournament in Poulsbo on Saturday, Oct. 27. Results determine the order of the league’s four seeds heading into districts.
The West Central District tournament is Nov. 2-3 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, with the top six of the 16 competing teams moving on to the class 2A state tourney.
St. Martins University (Lacey) hosts this year’s class 2A state tournament, Nov. 9-10.
On Oct. 18, Sequim knocked off North Mason, the Olympic League’s No. 4 team, in straight sets (25-20, 25-14, 25-15).
Breckenridge paced the SHS offense with 10 kills and was 19-of-21 serving. She added three blocks.
Sequim’s Jayla Julmist and Law had four blocks apiece as the Wolves tallied 16 blocks overall.
Gale and Isabelle Dennis had 13 digs each; Gale led the team with 13 assists.
“We started a little flat in the first game but then Jayla served a four-point run to get us a lead at 17-16,” Sequim coach Jennie Webber Heilman said. Gale soon followed with a seven-point serving streak to close out the first game.
“Our defense at the net was the best this season,” she said.
Julmist and Latisha Robideau had six kills each.