Prep volleyball: Royals, Mavs to face off in loser-out district match Nov. 8

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The Lynnwood Royals and Meadowdale Mavericks will renew their volleyball rivalry this week after both lost first-round matches in the District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday.

The Royals and the Mavs will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8, in a district tourney loser-out match to be played at Marysville-Pilchuck High School; first serve is scheduled for 5 p.m. The winner of the match will play on Saturday morning for a berth to the WIAA 3A State Volleyball Tournament later this month.

Lynnwood and Meadowdale got matched up for Thursday’s tournament loser-out date as both squads fell to higher-seeded opponents on Tuesday.

The Royals, seeded No. 8 in the district tourney, were downed by the undefeated and No. 1-seeded Snohomish Panthers 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 17-25, 25-17) at Snohomish High School. The Panthers are 15-0 this year, are the favorites to win this week’s District 1 tournament and are No. 4 in the latest 3A state rankings voted on by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

The Mavs, the No. 5 seed in the district tournament, were shutout Tuesday by the No. 3-seeded Oak Harbor Wildcats 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-22) at Oak Harbor High School. Meadowdale’s defense tried to keep the team in contention for the win (Kelsey Cummins had 19 digs, Ashley Bagstad 12 digs and Sabrina Jahed 11 digs), but the Wildcats – with only three losses all year – were too much for the Mavs to overcome.

Thursday’s district tourney loser-out match between Lynnwood and Meadowdale will mark the second time the two teams have met this year; the Mavs defeated the Royals 3-1 (25-14, 25-17, 20-25, 25-20) in a regular-season contest on Oct. 4.

To view the entire 2018 District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament bracket, click http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2688&sport=10.

Prep Volleyball: Lynnwood at Snohomish, Nov. 6 (District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament first round match)

Snohomish 3 – Lynnwood 1 (25-16, 25-17, 17-25, 25-17)

Records: Lynnwood 10-6 overall; Snohomish 15-0 overall

Meadowdale next match: versus Meadowdale, Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:00 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School (District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament loser-out match)

Prep Volleyball: Meadowdale at Oak Harbor, Nov. 6 (District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament first round match)

Oak Harbor 3 – Meadowdale 0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-22)

Records: Meadowdale 9-7 overall; Oak Harbor 12-3 overall

Meadowdale next match: versus Lynnwood, Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School (District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament loser-out match)

— By Doug Petrowski

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