The Arlington girls volleyball team hosted the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors in an electric matchup on Sept. 18.

The Warriors got off to an early lead in the first set as they led 7-3 during the first timeout taken by the Eagles. Coming out of the timeout, Arlington was able to find their groove and swing back momentum as they secured a late lead, 19-17. Through the rest of the set both teams battled back and forth, but the Eagles managed to grab the set with a score of 25-23.

The Eagles got off to a slow start again in the second set as the Warriors got up 14-11 by the first timeout. After the stoppage Edmonds-Woodway still kept their three-point lead late as they looked to be closing in on winning the set with a score of 20-17. Arlington came out of the last timeout of the set, up 22-21, and held the late swing to close it out 25-22.

The final set was more of the same as both teams exchanged swings of momentum back and forth. The Eagles and Warriors found themselves tied at 16-16 with Arlington looking to finish the match in three sets. Edmonds-Woodway seemed to slow down late in the set and the Eagles squeezed out a score of 25-21. With that set the Eagles walked away with the 3-0 victory.

“The thing about these girls is that they just don’t let anything get them down. They stay in the game, stay focused and make sure that they are fighting for every single point. Tonight there were swings in momentum, but this group is amazing at chipping away and staying in it,” said Arlington Head Coach Whitney Williams.

The Eagles were led by their trio of juniors: outside hitter Arianna Bilby, setter Caroline Diemer and middle blocker Julia Parra. Bilby dominated offensively as she earned four aces, a game-high 14 kills and six digs. Diemer set up her teammates all over the court as she put together a game-high 25 assists as well as two kills late in the match. Parra earned a total of four kills but played a key role on the defensive end as she was able to change a lot of shots against Edmonds-Woodway.

If you want to attend the next home match for the Eagles they will be hosting the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

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