The Snohomish Panthers have brought home trophies from each of the past two WIAA 3A State Volleyball Tournaments. Given their performance over the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors on Thursday, a third straight trophy finish at state may be in the works for the Panthers.
Snohomish swept the Warriors 3-0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-17) at Snohomish High School in the Wesco League opener for both teams.
The Panthers jumped out to a 21-4 first set lead and never looked back in the contest.
The Warriors will step away from Wesco League competition when they play in the ASC High School Cup Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Academy Sports Center in Lynnwood. Tourney play begins at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day.
In other E-W sports on Thursday, the Warriors’ boys tennis team suffered its first team loss since Oct. 9, 2017, as the Kamiak Knights defeated E-W 5-2 at former Woodway High School.
The Warriors’ girls soccer match against Snohomish that had been scheduled for Edmonds Stadium was postponed after lightning appeared in the area. The first lightning strikes came just before pre-game ceremonies were to take place at 7:30 p.m. After a 30-minute delay, the teams were preparing for kickoff when another strike happened in the vicinity. The game was subsequently called and will be rescheduled for another date.
Prep Volleyball: Edmonds-Woodway at Snohomish, Sept. 12
Snohomish 3 – Edmonds-Woodway 0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-17)
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 0-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-1 overall; Snohomish 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-0 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next match: at ASC High School Cup Tournament; Saturday, Sept. 14; 8:00 a.m. at Academy Sports Center in Lynnwood
Prep Boys Tennis: Kamiak at Edmonds-Woodway, Sept. 12
Kamiak 5 – Edmonds-Woodway 2
Singles: Sebastian Fernandez (Edmonds-Woodway) defeated Aaron Lee (Kamiak) 6-1, 6-1; Jaden Tonglo (Kamiak) defeated Sam Browne (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-0, 6-0; Josh Lee (Kamiak) defeated Cooper McCarthy (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-0, 6-1; Mohammad Putra (Kamiak) defeated Evan Clogston (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles: Ethan Kim / Kaleb Pang (Kamiak) defeated Dylan Strauss / Zach Foreman (Edmonds-Woodway) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Russell Anderson / William Bates (Edmonds-Woodway) defeated Jonghee Lee / Sunwoo Lee (Kamiak) 6-3, 6-2; Gavin Stimpert / Chris Choi (Kamiak) defeated Grant Oliver / Mark Croskey (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-4, 6-4
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 0-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-1 overall; Kamiak 0-0 in 4A Wesco League, 2-0 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next match: versus Archbishop Murphy; Monday, Sept. 16; 4 p.m. at Gateway Middle School in Everett
Prep Girls Soccer: Snohomish at Edmonds-Woodway, Sept. 12
(game postponed due to lightning)
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 0-0-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-0-0 overall; Snohomish 0-0-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 0-0-1 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next match: versus Squalicum; Saturday, Sept. 14; 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium
— By Doug Petrowski