Defending 4A state champion Skyline claimed a battle of powerhouse swim programs Thursday afternoon, defeating defending 3A champion Mercer Island 95-91 in their home water at Mary Wayt Pool.
The Spartans won seven events, including two relays, to edge the Islanders.
Katie Kinnear claimed two individual events and swam the first leg on the winning 200 medley relay. She finished first with a state-qualifying time in the 100 freestyle (52.02 seconds) and first with another state-qualifying time in the 100 backstroke (57.39).
The 200 medley relay of Kinnear, Jessie Dart, Nina Zook and Maria Volodkevich won in a time of 1 minute, 51.47 seconds.
Volodkevich also won the 50 freestyle in a state-qualifying mark of 25.31 seconds. Meghan O’Keefe claimed the 200 free in a state-qualifying mark of 1:58.48 and Stephanie Munoz won the 500 free in yet another state qualifying mark of 5:26.01.
The 200 free relay of O’Keefe, Zook, Adrienne D’Alo and Munoz also qualified for state in a time of 1:46.12.
Skyline improved its dual meet record to 8-0 with four regular-season meets remaining.
Skyline moves shutout streak to eight
Skyline scored four first-half goals Thursday night, holding on for its eighth straight shutout with a 4-0 win over Roosevelt.
Maddie Christ started things off with an unassisted goal in the 6th minute. Rachel Shim scored off an assist from Anna Deweirdt in the 32nd minute. Shim returned the favor in the 36th minute, assisting Dewirdt on a goal, while Alisha Connors tacked on an unassisted score in the 35th minute.
Goalkeeper Tina Vargas recorded her eighth shutout of the season, making two saves in goal.
The two-time defending 4A champion Spartans improved to 3-0 in league and 8-0 overall with the victory.
Issaquah nets fourth straight shutout
Rachel Wheeler scored a pair of goals Thursday night to lead Issaquah to its fourth straight shutout-victory, 2-0, over Redmond.
Wheeler scored in the 32nd minute off an assist from Delaney Foreman and again in the 62nd minute on a pass from Deanna Dakar.
Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recored her fourth straight shutout, while the Eagles improved to 4-0 in league and 8-1 overall.
EC still in search of first league win
Blanchet scored one first half goal and tacked on two more in the second half Thursday to defeat Eastside Catholic 3-0. Stephanie Spierkerman scored in the 16th minute, followed by goals from Katie Ryan (43rd minute) and Eilish Richards (55th minute).
The Crusaders fell to 0-3-2 in league and 2-4-3 overall.
Eastlake out-shoots Inglemoor
Eastlake claimed all five top spots Thursday afternoon at Sahalee Country Club to defeat Inglemoor by 34 strokes, 191-225.
Li Wang claimed the top spot, shooting an even par, 36. RP McCoy was second with a 2-over par, 38 while Jack Fisher, Pierce Warren and Spencer Weiss all tied for third with 39s.
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Skyline defeated Woodinville by eight strokes Thursday at the Plateau Club, 200-208.
Brian Mogg claimed the top spot with a 1-over, par 37.
Spartans Alex Li and Nathan Stephenson shot 40s, finishing in tie for third with the Falcons’ Max Carter.
Skyline’s Ryan Parks and Woodinville’s Cam Prosaia tied for fifth with 41s.
Woodinville narrowly defeats Issaquah
Woodinville won two singles matches and two doubles matches to knock off Issaquah, 4-3 Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles’ No. 1 player Evan Cheung knocked off Loren Tanksley in two sets, 7-5, 6-3, while No. 4 player Nick Hefty defeated Shawn Doty, 6-1, 6-1. Issaquah’s No. 2 doubles team of Matthew Gonn and Matthew Yoshihara beat Ben Schetterer and Fletcher Kurita in a close match, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Eastlake falls to Garfield
Eastlake managed two singles victories Thursday afternoon, but fell short to Garfield, 5-2.
No. 1 player Vincente Varas defeated Peter Killory 6-0, 6-3, while No. 4 player Mitchell Loofburrow beat Jack Peterson, 6-2, 6-0.