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| 6 Wednesday, November 5, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News ................................ ..... 5 .... netters miss .... one game By Eric Francis HERALD-NEWS West Seattle and Chief Sealth each pulled off one upset, but couldn't quite make it through a second comeback at the Metro vol- leyball playoffs last week. The Indians fell to Eastside Catholic 15-11, 8-15, 15-9 in a match that would have guaranteed a s~xth-place finish and a pigtail game for a berth at districts. The Sea- hawks, in the same situation, also lost a tough three-game match to Nathan Hale 15-11, 9-15, 15-9. Both teams would have also had a chance at fourth place had they won. Hale battled the Crusaders for fourth. West Seattle, seeded eighth going in, battled into the tournament by winning a loser-out match against No. 7 Lakeside 10-15, 15-5, 15-5 to stay alive. The Indians then had the pleasure of playing No. 2 Blanchet. The Braves were too strong for West Seattle, winning 15-1, 15-3. That loss set up the match against Eastside Catholic. West Seattle took a 6-3 lead behind strong serving by Maggie Johns, but the Crusaders scored the next nine points and held on for an 15-11 win. i West Seattle rebounded in the second game, rattling off eight con- secutive points to take a 10-4 lead. Kristin Manes had two kills and t~o aces in that stretch. Bridgett Zeufeldt had five points on serve, including the game winner. Plruco West Settle players Bridgett ZeufeMt (left) and Kalli Saisslin go for the block against Lakeside. Savadow/staff The Indians came out over-anx- 7-15, 15-5 to advance. They gave final 12 points for the win. ious in the deciding game, and it cost Holy Names a run in the first game, "We lost our composure near the them. Eastside Catholic built a quick but lost 15-8, 15-1. end," Sealth coach Mike Siva said. 8-0 lead before the Indians regained Nathan Hale won the first game "It's tough because we wanted it so their composure. West Seattle made 15-11, but Sealth came back to take bad. two runs. The first closed the gap to an 8-1 lead en route to a 15-9 victo- "We played a good tournament, 9-4 behind the serving of Ann Marie ry to set up a decisive game.though," he continued. "Getting to the Ogle, who also had a pair of set- The teams battled back and forth second day is an accomplishment." kills. The second, down 14-4, was a early in the contest, with points very Mika finished the final match string of five points on Zeufeldt's hard to come by. Vai Mika was a with eight kills and six blocks. serve that included two aces, but it dominating force in the center for Maggie Foss had six kills, while was not enough. Sealth, both blocking and killing. Jackie Meyers added four kills and Mika had three consecutive kills four blocks. Gloria Foa!ima had six CHIEF SEALTH had a similar during a four-point run that helped assists for Sealth. run, starting with a loser-out match. Sealth build an 8-4 lead. Things Chief Sealth and West Seattle Seeded No. 10 going in, the Sea- unravelled for Sealth from there, Officially finish in a tie for seventh hawks upset No. 6 Ingraham 15-8, however, as Hale scored 11 of the in the tournament. !? 7,p.m, : -:Renton @ Evergreen, 7:30 p.m. i~t. -Chief Sealth v. Lakeside @ monds Stadium 7:30 p.m! Mort, : yards to go, the Indians surprised ~ Tri;Dis~icts~niinu,~ i~ ::~: the defense with a delayed draw to B.J. Frost, who broke out of a pack By Eric Francis of defenders and HEP~U~NEWS motored 17 yards. Eastside Catholic Then, on fourth- and-13, Mark Denniston found quarterback Lane Martin tossed Thorburn across the middle for a four touchdown passes, three in the 21-yard gain. third quarter, as the Crusaders broke THE FINAL conversion, on open a close game and beat West fourth-and-three, was a swing pass Seattle 45-14 Saturday night, to Tarrierer Norman, which set the Martin took advantage of looseIndians up with first-and-goal at the secondary coverage and West Seat- 2-yard line. Norman dove over the tie turnovers to outscore the Indians top on third down for the score, 21-0 in the third quarter, then caught a pass from Denniston "We had a lot of second-half mis- in the back of the end zone for the cues in coverage," West Seattle two-point conversion. West Seattle coach Tom Burggraff said. "We trailed 21-14 at the half. didn't stop the big play." "We really battled," Burggraff said. The Indians' first-half problem "We came back to covert a lot of third was more a matter of tackling. Cru- and fourth downs in the first half." saders 142-pound wide receiver Then the mistakes came. A Mark Brandeberry wove his way blocked punt led to one Eastside through the West Seattle defense Catholic touchdown. An intercep. for long touchdown runs. The Cru- tion led to another. A questionable saders also scored on a 45-yard pass fumble call after a reception led to a to Evan Hecker when it appeared third, and the Indians found them- Martin had crossed the line of selves down 42-14 late in the third. scrimmage before he threw. Denniston completed 13-of-22 West Seattle answered two of Eastside Catholic's scores with passes for 158 yards with two inter- ceptions. Frost led the Indians on the Nick Thorburn field goals, oneground with 57 yards on 12 carries from 40 yards and the other from and added 40 yards on three catches. 44. The Indians clawed back into Jake Tomaselli caught four passes for the game with a drive late in the 43 yards. Thorburn and Todd Lucas first half that featured three key each had three receptions. :: fourth-down conversions. The Indians, 4-4, have one last On the first fourth down, with six chance to clinch a winning season, playing Sedro-Woolley Thursday night at West Seattle Stadium. The Evergreen football team rebounded from its tough loss to Kennedy with an easy 41-6 trouncing of Highline Friday night. The Wolverines, 6-2, got 226 yards of passing from David Nguyen. Nguyen com- pleted touchdown passes to Marcus Malu and Mark Weinrich. Running back Jayson Leui ran for three touchdowns. "They were cool and efficient this game," Wolverines coach Jim Fort- ner said. "After the Kennedy game, teams in The to win the ment Friday, ; The Saints finished in Willanger boys at 18 13th over" Hoffman four came in Erik Fulford 26th, "It was a three, fou~ Saints "We beat a I Seattle School by' Saints behind, into vided the The Saints the AJB q The first in and B "In that "We ' ve the top five. The Saints teams 17th 2~th with Sonja while secutive S~ Other (25:55), they the the The season i!!!iii! inthe Three of the five Southwest Ath- The ietic Club football teams have made it to their championship games, and urday. one, the PeeWees, won. were The PeeWees (ages 11-14) gameS defeated Des Moines 31-6. They t will play Issaquah at 5 p.m. Sunday The in "an inter-divisional championship. The Sweetpeas (ages 8-11) andI l-year 89ers (ages 7-9) have advanced to by age their championship. Both teams The beat squads from Benson by 12-0 determ~n scores, on. The Sweetpeas will play Auburn All rein at 10 a.m. Sunday, while the 89ers played e will battle Federal Way. 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