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Arlington spikers defeat Chargers


Andrew Hines

Marysville Getchell's Alison Sievers splits Arlington's Michaela Camlin, left, and Rylie Rasar, right, with a strong spike at Arlington High School on Sept. 20.

The Arlington Eagles girls volleyball team hosted the Marysville Getchell Chargers as they both walked onto the court with records of 1-0, in league play.

From the first set the Eagles played aggressively as they scored quick and hit hard. After winning the first set, Arlington never looked back as they swept three in a row to claim a 3-0 victory, and remain undefeated.

"It feels really good. We have been waiting to come out really strong because we usually struggle at the beginning of the season. With the experience I have, the amount of seniors I have, it is really fun to be able to come out that strong early on," said Arlington Head Coach Whitney Williams.

Arlington is led by a strong cast of senior athletes this season. In particular, in this matchup they were led by Libero Hannah Michaels and outside hitter Jessica Baker. With a combination of strong offense from Baker and game saving defense by Michaels, the Eagles controlled the match from beginning to end.

The Chargers are trying to find their rhythm this season as they also boast a strong senior cast and an impressive freshman in Alison Sievers. As the season goes on they will find their chemistry and work on their consistency on the offensive and defensives sides of the ball.

"Our defense has improved a lot, our serve receive has really improved and we're starting to be smarter. That's one thing we have really been working on is coming out here and performing like we know we can and putting the ball down. We struggled with that tonight, but we have been improving so far this season and we have a lot of room to go from here. I think we competed better toward the end, more than people probably expected. We just need to utilize when we have the ball, and put it down," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kristina Naff.

If you want to catch the next Arlington home game they will be matching up against the Shorecrest Scots on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Or if you want to attend a Chargers match they will be at home against the Meadowdale Mavericks on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.


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