The Sehome volleyball team defeated Ferndale in four sets 25-23, 25-16, 19-25, 25-18 on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Sehome High School.
"Sehome is a great team with a lot of returners from last season, and we knew we were in for a battle," Ferndale coach Patti Hoelzle said in a phone interview. "It is our first game with a lot of young players, and it was exciting to see them step up and play."
Sehome coach Kristy White was equally as impressed with her girls in the win, especially her sophomore outside hitter Emily Greer, who led the Mariners with 12 kills.
"She did a good job of stepping into shoes that she necessarily didn't think she would have to fill," White said in a phone interview.
Like White, Hoelzle left the match impressed by her sophomore outside hitter Taryn Potter. Potter led the Golden Eagles with 12 kills in the first varsity start of her career.
"She took that with ease," Hoelzle said, "handling that pressure and stepping up."
Both Sehome and Ferndale play Saturday, Sept. 14, with the Mariners playing in the SunDome Invite and the Golden Eagles playing in the Lynden Tournament.