Wolverines win one against Meridian, but fall 3-1 overall | Volleyball

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The Friday Harbor Wolverines aggressively worked the net against Division 1A regional rival Meridian

The Friday Harbor Wolverines aggressively worked the net against Division 1A regional rival Meridian

The Friday Harbor Wolverines volleyball team fell 3-1 in its only regular-season bout against Division 1A regional rival Meridian, Oct. 2 in Turnbull Gym.

The Wolverines clinched a game midway through the match to keep their hopes of an upset alive, but the Trojans, who improved to 4-2, rallied to seal the victory in four games. With the loss, the Wolverines dropped their fourth consecutive match and fell to 1-3 in Northwest 1A/2B League play and 1-5 overall.

Earlier games:

Sept. 30
La Conner 3
Friday Harbor 0

The Wolverines saved their best for last in their first outing of the season against Division 2B powerhouse La Conner. But the Braves, a perennial 2B playoff team, broke open what had been a seesaw battle midway in the third game and then outpaced the home team down the stretch to seal the match in three straight, in Turnbull Gym.

The Wolverines fell 25-13, 25-9, 25-17 as La Conner tallied a sweep.

Sept. 28
Orcas 3
Friday Harbor 1

Friday Harbor had the Vikings on the ropes in an interisland showdown on the road, but couldn’t land a knock-out punch in a 3-1 loss at Orcas.

The Wolverines, trailing 2-0 after dropping the first two games, each by a score of 25-21, prevailed 25-22 in the third game of the match to draw within striking distance. The Vikings rallied to clinch the victory by taking the fourth game by a score of 25-21 as well.

Next: The Wolverines hosted Mount Vernon Christian Oct. 5. They travel to Darrington on Oct. 7 and Nooksack Valley on Oct. 9.