Photos courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Issaquah junior outside hitter Elizabeth Gorski, who had five kills in the fourth and final set, spikes the ball against the Woodinville Falcons. Issaquah defeated Woodinville 3-1 on Oct. 5.

Eagles volleyball team defeats Falcons in four sets

A setback in the second set didn’t derail the Issaquah Eagles volleyball team from capturing a victory against the Woodinville Falcons.

Issaquah improved its overall record to 8-1 courtesy of a 3-1 (25-15, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23) victory against Woodinville on Oct. 5 at Issaquah High School. Issaquah head coach Amanda Sewell said her team is adept at coming through in clutch situations.

“This is a team that likes to fight for their points. They’ve become very strong at coming back and earning their points which is something we’ve talked about a lot. They showed they deserved to win this match and earned every single point that they got,” Issaquah head coach Amanda Sewell said of her team.

Woodinville, who came into the contest with a paltry 2-5 record, proved to be a formidable opponent.

“Woodinville definitely came to play. No. 3 (Colleen File) was a great outside hitter and their libero was super scrappy. This game I think is a spirit booster for us. It is kind of a reality check to get our ducks in a row and make sure we are earning every point and are pushing forward with purpose,” Sewell explained.

Eagles’ junior outside hitter Elizabeth Gorski, who had five kills in the fourth set, consistently made life difficult at the net for Woodinville throughout the match.

“She is a forced to be reckoned with. She is our No. 1 outside (hitter),” Sewell said of Gorski. “She is one of our go to players because she can convert and put points away.”

In the fourth set, Gorski and middle blocker Zoe Sevart combined on a sensational block, giving the Eagles a 24-23 lead. Issaquah won the next point to seal the victory. Sevart scored three of the Eagles final four points in the first set as well. The Eagles, Skyline Spartans and Eastlake Wolves are all currently in a battle for first place in the KingCo 4A Conference with four regular season games remaining on the schedule.

“It is tough. There is a lot of good teams in our league this year. It is going to be a fight for the top,” Sewell said.

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