Warrior volleyball cracks rankings

King’s West, ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 2B, powered past Tacoma Baptist to take third place in the Raymond Invitational last Saturday.

The Warriors (8-1, 4-0) lost their first match of the year to the host school in the semifinals 25-17, 23-25 and 10-15. They beat Tacoma Baptist 25-23 and 25-13 in the consolation finals.

Megan Morris led the attack with 27 kills on the day, while Brie Seeley had 32 assists.

The team defeated Crescent two days earlier in a marathon match, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25 and 25-23. Irene Moore set for 35 assists and made 23 digs. Liz Johnson led in kills with 28, while Morris and Hannah Fontenot each connected on 13.

Boys soccer team ties in non-league action

The boys soccer team ended in a draw with Cedar Park on Wednesday, with a 2-2 final score.

The Warriors scored early, with Andy Lee taking a great pass from Brian Paulson to score in the fourth minute. Paulson also got an assist near the end of the half when he sent a corner kick toward goal and Josh Kriefels scored on a diving header. Cedar Park scored both its goals in the second half.

“All of the team played a hard game today against a good 1A school,” coach Jason Meeder said. “I’m extremely happy with the way we played today.”

The team lost a 2-0 lead over Tacoma Baptist last Thursday, ending up on the short end of a 4-3 decision.

Paulson had another big game in the loss, scoring twice and making one assist. He hit the games’ first goal on an assist from Lee. Paulson then shot a crossing pass to Jordan Cooper who scored to make it 2-0.

Tacoma Baptist fought back for one goal in the first half, then drilled three straight before King’s West scored again in the second half. Paulson notched that goal on a penalty kick after a hand ball inside the 18-yard box by Tacoma Baptist.

Girls run third in cross country invitational

The Warrior girls cross country team placed third among six teams at the King’s West Invitational last Saturday, with Carlie Rouse leading the way in ninth place at 21 minutes, 16 seconds. She was followed by Michelle Webster (14th, 22:04), Stina Moseng (16th, 22:20), Sarah Webster (20th, 22:55) and Ashley Tennesen (27th, 26:28).

Kelvin Mason was the leader on the boys side, which were sixth-place finishers, placing 20th in 17:55. Jarrod Coley ran 26th in 18:18. Kyle Whitt (28th, 18:28), Caleb Bertolini (29th, 18:37) and Jimmy Prehm (34th, 19:08) followed.

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