High School Sports

Lions hold on for sweep after close second set

The Lynden volleyball team swept visiting Mount Baker in a Northwest Conference match on Monday, Oct. 27.

The Lions (6-7, 6-5 NWC) were led to the 25-13, 25-23, 25-14 win by Lauren Roddy’s 12 kills and two blocks, with Taryn Frey adding six aces.

“I think we were able to control the tempo and the game pretty well in the first set, so they maybe relaxed and let up in the second,” Lynden coach Julie Clift said in a phone interview. “Baker played scrappy, and we need to work on being consistent, but we were able to do that in the third set.”

The Mountaineers (4-10, 4-8) were led by Sara Verry’s 20 digs. Emily Yost added 18 assists and Maddy Tannis had seven blocks and seven kills.

“I felt like the girls competed and we really struggled in serve-receive,” Mount Baker coach Paige Huttula said in a phone interview. “I was proud of their scrappiness and that they competed.”

Mount Baker heads to the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament, where it will play South Whidbey in a first-round match at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Bothel. The winner will move on to face Cedar Park Christian in the tournament semifinals.