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Cardinals start strong, fade against Lakeside

Volleyball team heads into postseason


Last updated 10/26/2023 at 10:22am

Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Tessa Appel returns the ball in an Oct. 19 Northeast A League volleyball match against Lakeside. Appel's five kills were not enough for the Cardinals as the Eagles won 3-0. The two teams met in the first round of district play, Oct. 25 at Suncrest.

MEDICAL LAKE – The girls volleyball team hung with Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), one of the top teams in the Northeast A League, for the opening game.

But following that 25-19 setback the fire slowly cooled as the Eagles (10-2 NEA, 11-3 overall) swept the Cardinals (3-9, 3-14) on Senior Night, Oct. 19 with wins of 25-13 and 25-8.

In the opening game the Cardinals got within 16-15 before the Eagles finished with a 9-4 run.

Subsequent games saw Medical Lake start slow and never recover. They trailed 11-4 but closed to 17-11 in the second game. In game three ML trailed 11-4 and never got out o...

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