Volleyball: Southridge advances to state semifinals, Richland stays alive

November 9, 2012 

UPDATE: The Southridge volleyball team defeated Glacier Peak (Snohomish) in four sets Friday night to advance to the Class 3A semifinals at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.

The Suns defeated Glacier Peak 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20. They will face the winner of North Thurston/Columbia River at 1:30 p.m. today in the semifinals. The victory guarantees the first trophy in program history.

In the Class 4A tournament, Richland earned its first state victory in program history.

The Bombers beat Lake Stevens 12-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 to stay alive. They will play Newport (Bellevue) at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

EARLIER

The Southridge volleyball team knocked off Timberline (Lacey) in four sets Friday to win its opening round match at the Class 3A state volleyball championships at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.

The Suns will face Glacier Peak (Snohomish) at 6:45 p.m. today in a quarterfinal match.

Southridge defeated Timberline 25-18, 25-12, 17-25, 25-20. The Suns are making their third state tournament appearance, and are seeking the first trophy in program history.

In the Class 1A tournament, Connell swept Life Christian 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 to advance to the quarterfinals at the SunDome in Yakima.

Connell, which had to survive two elimination matches in the SCAC district tournament last weekend, will play Castle Rock at 5 p.m. today with a semifinals berth on the line.

Puyallup swept Richland in a Class 4A opening match, defeating the Bombers 25-17, 25-17, 25-22. The Bombers will play Lake Stevens at 6:45 p.m. in an elimination match. Richland has never won a state tournament match.

Keep checking back for more updates.

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