(Photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
It wasn’t just a crosstown showdown, but also a match between unbeaten-in-conference rivals, when West Seattle High School visited Chief Sealth International HS for varsity volleyball tonight. (In the top photo, Sealth’s Zoe Haywood tapped the ball over West Seattle defenders, from left, Maddie Collins – who had 30 assists for WSHS – Devon Fox, and Eastyn Baleto.) The home crowd was intense…
… but WSHS came away with the win, 3-0; more photos and game info to be added later tonight!
5:26 AM: As promised, more scenes from the game, ahead:
Next, it’s West Seattle’s Baleto, spiking the ball against Sealth’s Nicole Carter, left, and Katherine Kirk, right:
Next, West Seattle’s Ellen Cleveland sends the ball flying pass Sealth’s Sophie Boyd:
Cleveland led WSHS with 16 kills, while Baleto had 15; next, her spike against Sealth’s Nicole Carter, left, and Katherine Kirk, right:
Next, Sealth’s Livvy Boyd, working to block one from West Seattle’s Cleveland:
Sealth’s Maddy Twombley was tied for the team lead with 8 kills – the next photo shows her on the attack with WSHS’s Alexis Ioane going for the block:
Kirk also had 8:
Strategy sessions during the game – Sealth coach Lorna Considine with her team:
West Seattle’s Joe Baleto with his:
And in the stands:
Next up: WSHS hosts Ingraham, 7 pm Wednesday (after JV and C games), while Sealth hosts Cleveland, also at 7 pm Wednesday (preceded by the JV game).