Fall sports


Last of Fall recaps! 

Saturday events:

Cross Country:
What a season it has been! It is never too late to brush off those old running shoes and get in shape! These Bothell Cougars make it look easy, but do not be fooled their hard work showed today at the Northshore Championships! Let us get started:

Girls Varsity Race: Call it a TSUNAMI or call it the BLUE WAVE but having any school finish with their top 5 runners in the top 10 is a pure sign of dominance – The Bothell girls did just that! Starting with the most important runner (your 5th runner) Taylor Zundel (Jr) with a solid 10th place finish. Next, your heart of Girl Cougars XC Team over the past 4 years, in their final race Kasey Ly (Sr) and Monserrat Lopez (Sr) battle fiercely to show how fierce this girls team really is. Finishing 7th for Kasey Lyand 5th for Monserrat Lopez. Lastly, was our 1-2 punch or in this case our 2-3 punch! Not every race goes according to plan and despite those unexpected variables Ainsley Herron (So) and Lauren Hoyt (Fr)tried to take down the top runner from Inglemoor, but she never looked back after the first half mile of the 3.1 mile race. With that effort Ainsley Herron finished 3rd and Lauren Hoyt finished second in a time of 19:34. Rounding up the varsity girls was Gabby Jonart (Fr) in 17th and Zuleikha Kandilige (Jr) in 19th… The Girls Team finished 1st overall with a score of 27!

Boys Varsity Race: Following the same level of energy from the girl’s race, the boys decided to push pass their limits. In Cross Country place matters, but as a team--SPREAD matters. Spread is how closely that teams 1strunner comes in comparison to that respective teams 5thrunner. This Varsity group consists of 6 new varsity level runners and those top 5 runners finished within 60 seconds of each other. That is a sign of many things to come from this Boys varsity team. They will only be getting stronger and faster. Kaden Allen (Jr) finished 15th, Dalton Retzer (So) finished 13th, Joshua Sieben (Jr) finished 12th, and Alex Vuyisich (Jr) finished 11th. Lastly, with continuing to have a fighting spirit and competing all the way in his last Cross Country race Senior Sol Badeaux fought to give every ounce he had. Rounding the last turn before the finishing shoot Sol was 50 meters behind a Woodinville and Inglemoor runner. Only having 150 meters left he turned on the JETS beating both of those runners by .1 of a second to finish 6th in a time of 18:28Tanner Steele (Jr) and Roman Bartholomew (So) ran PRs as well! 

Junior Varsity Girls: One thing that is unique to the sport of cross country is how rare it is to WIN a race. In any race there is only ever 1 winner. Emma Harmon (Fr) was that winner today. Running a PR of over 50 seconds and securing her a win! Madison Cohnheim (So) followed shortly behind with a second-place finish and a PR of 70 seconds. Alamea Hill (Fr) finished 10th in her first every Cross-Country race! Alexa Hill (Fr) finished her race with a 10 second PR as well! Expect many great things from these 4 girls in the future!

Boys Junior Varsity Race: This is an incredibly young group of runners and they truly are stepping up to what it takes to be a “runner”. Crossing the line first for the Bothell JV Boys was Brandon Laverman (Jr). Anders Niemin (Fr) ran a huge PR of 55 seconds! Crisitian Gallardo (Jr) finished his first season of XC with an 8 second PR. Raveesh Pujari (Fr) ran a 16 second PR. Stone Wolfgang (Jr) ran 2 minutes faster than he previously did on this course. Then, if we are truly talking about PRs, let us talk about the stars of the day! Andrew Larsen (Fr) ran a WHOLE 6 minutes faster for a 5k than he ever has. Sean Ortman (Fr) ran 4 WHOLE minutes faster than his next previous best. Paul Griffaton (Fr) also ran a WHOLE 4 minutes faster than his next fastest time. Then you had Dash Pickrell (Fr) and Aiden Allway (Jr) finishing their first race of the season. 

Congrats to all these men and women of cross country! Looking forward to next year already!

Freshman Football:  The Freshman team finished 4-0 this season after a close game against Woodinville.  The first time these two teams met the Cougars won 42-7. 
Saturday
s game was a lot different and the young Cougars finally scored late in the second half to take the WIN 6-0 against a much improved Woodinville team.  Danny Sirmon connected with Tyson Hoke on a 12 yard pass for the games only score.  The Bothell Defense played well and stood its ground on 2 Woodinville drives that came inside the Cougars 20 yard line.  Nolan Ellis put the Falcons hopes to rest with an interception on Woodinville's last drive.  Defensive stand outs; Levi Freed, Saivon Soeum, Nolan Ellis, Simon Freed, Avory Smith and Patrick Hopkins.  
This was a great team effort and a great way for us to end the season.   We are very proud of how close this TEAM is and all the hard work they put in. 

March 30 - April 1:

SPECIAL THANK YOU SHOUT OUT to the amazing coaches who took time after their long days to send these wonderful recaps!  Diving: Mitch Craig; Golf: dynamic duo of Rod Felton and Joe Baillargeon;  Freshman football: John Legault; Soccer: Noah Bochner and Jim Shulkin; Slowpitch: Jeff Skelly; Tennis: Mike Pizzo; Volleyball: Russell Monsef, Marlie Davis, Dez Diego; XC: Michelle Westlund/Mason McHenry.  You all deserve a group high five -- except we aren't doing touching of hands, so . . . just a thank you!

Recap of Thursday:

SOCCER:
Game started similar to the last one. About halfway through the first half Hannah Cecil gets the smallest window of opportunity for a tough shot and manages to bag a goal, putting us up 1-0. Inglemoor comes back to tie the game early in the second half. We respond well and Amelia McNiel wins a 50-50 challenge at the top of Inglemoor's 18 yard box, that lands at the feet of Hannah Cecil again who tucks it home into the net!  Inglemoor  equalizes a few minutes later.  Regulation ends at a 2 -2 tie.  
After two hectic overtime periods TIE REMAINS!  Penalty kick time.... HOLY HOT SAUCE. 
Inglemoor manages to put in 4 penalty kicks to our 3.  WHAT A GAME! WHAT A SEASON!

Like varsity, JV girls soccer entered last night's final match facing Inglemoor for the 3rd time in a row (having gone 0-2 so far). The match started much like the previous two, with Inglemoor getting an early goal to go ahead 1-0, this time on a well hit one touch off a corner kick. Bothell fought back with our first goal by Elise Aasan, who received a wide ball, took space, beat a defender on a cut in and finished a perfectly placed left footed shot far post. About 5 mins later during a promising attack, Parker Olson was tripped from behind in the box and awarded a penalty kick, which she powerfully put away, 2-1 Cougs. Then shortly before the half, Natalie Mahlen found just a sliver of space in a high but wide position and from a tough angle was able to deceptively slip a shot just inside the near post, 3-1 Cougs.
In the second half the Bothell ladies clamped down the team defense like we haven't seen all season and limited Inglemoor to very few legitimate chances to break through. Meanwhile we kept the pressure on offense by holding the majority of possession, playing on the Inglemoor side most of the 40 minutes, and creating numerous good scoring opportunities. Final score, 3-1 Cougs. 
The girls truly played at a new level last night and redemption was theirs. So proud of the collective effort and resilience shown by this team. Go Cougs! 

SLOWPITCH:
In the first game, yesterday, the combined Bothell team dominated Woodinville 10 to 2. Oliva Lassitter and Bella Branscomb together pitched a great game with 4 strikeouts and only giving up 3 hits. At the plate, Grace Tanferani hit a double with 3 RBIs. Kolby Zaha went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Ellie Prindle and Ryann Osborne each batted 1000. 
In the last game of the season, it was Bothell White vs. Bothell Blue. True to the season it was a nail biter. Bothell White jumped ahead in the first with a led off homerun by Baylee Mittendorf then a triple by Evie Le Doux. The White team had a 5 to 1 led going into the bottom of the 4th when the Blue team rallied. Hannah Thorsheim started the inning with a single then scoring on a double by Grace Tanferani. Hits by Landyn Zaha, Akemi Ozoa, Koby Zaha and Julia Garcia and the Blue team took the led by one.  
The White team scored one run on a hit by Emily Porter that tied the game in the 5th.  
In the top of the 7th, the White team took a two run led with a hit by Ryann Osborne, a double by Ellie Prindle and then a hit by Evie Cornwell that drove in the two runs.  
In the bottom of the 7th, down by 2, the Blue team looked like they might come back with a double by Akemi Ozoa then a single by Kolby Zaha to drive in Akemi. With the tying run on first the White team's middle infielders, Katy Branscomb and Ava Hauff made the last out of the game, clenching the win for the White team, 8 to 7. 

TENNIS:
What a way to end the season. We talk a lot about improving and gathering information after each match. The boy's tennis team has gotten better every match. 
Here are the results. Amil George won at #1 singles 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. His record for the season is 3-4. 
Sai Praneth lost a tough match at #3 singles 6-4, 3-6, 6-7. This was his first match at #3 singles. Tobias Jensen lost 2-6, 6-4, 1-6 at #4 singles. 
The doubles team of Colby Weller and Henry Crumbaugh played their first doubles match together at #1 doubles. They played well and had a great match. Their score was 5-7, 6-3, 4-6. Soren Rowles and Spencer Hogge also played a three-set match with some great points. Their score was 6-3. 5-7, 9-11.  Senior Henry Haight and his doubles partner Trevor Fritzler played an outstanding match and won at 4th doubles 8-3.
We say goodbye to our seniors -- Alex Switzer, Lucas Fowler, and Henry Haight. Three great young men who wear the Bothell blue with pride and class. 
We are already working to get better for the fall season. Very proud of these young men.

VOLLEYBALL:
The Varsity Volleyball Team fell just short last night in a 2-3 loss to defending champs North Creek. It was an exciting match from start to finish and though it was a tough loss, as 3 sets were decided by 2 points, the girls should be proud of how they played. They played with a lot of determination and PRIDE and brought their best when their best was needed. 
Our seniors led the way with steady play and leadership. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Milner anchored our offense with great sets all match long. Both also ended with 2 aces apiece. Lauren Culp was a rock in the back row. Great passing and defense throughout all 5 sets. Tessa Hoover added some timely aces (2) and kills (3). She also had a couple great digs against the reigning league MVP. Ashley Baron was on fire last night, earning a season high 10 kills! Our lone junior on the court last night, Jenna Legault, was on a mission as she slammed down 20 kills during the match! She also had 5 blocks. Our sophomore phenoms also rose to the occasion. Haedyn Bambolo added 14 kills to our total and was a solid passer all night. Nora Hayd finished with 9 kills and 2 blocks. BB Anitei was all over the net, earning 5 kills and 6 blocks! 
So thankful to be able to finish our season. Thanks for all your support!

True to the Choas of Covid -- your JV Volleyball team OWNED THE CHAOS and went UNDEFEATED for the season!!  9-0 (losing on 2 sets out of the 28 they played!!) after handing another 3-0 defeat to North Creek last night.  
Eva Winter led the charge with 5 kills followed by Fia Proctor, Josie Milner each with 4.... but 11 out of the 15 girls on the roster contributed kills last night. Maleah Andrews helped her hitters by delivering 13 assists for the night.
 Kili Hoke had a great serving run in the first set bringing 5 aces total for the night followed by Leanna Sayavong and Josie each with 3 aces.  
We accomplished one of our statistical team goals on Serve Receive thanks to the efficiency of Eva Winter (2.25) and Josie Milner (2.5) in their passing. 
Covid or not -- undefeated is undefeated!!!....Future is bright!!  GO big Blue!!!

C Team Volleyball ran out of time and had to swallow a tough loss last night against North Creek. 
Although we took a loss, we still could keep our heads high and had some great performances. Serving 100% was Victoria Paslavsky (2 aces), Lily Whitehead, Madi Iorg, Mary Purefoy(3 aces), and Kythera Ausmus. Alana Baron had a great serve/receive game passing at a 2.00 efficiency. Tough on defense was Lily Whitehead with 16 digs and Jenna Minneman with 11 digs of her own. 
These girls have had a great season considering the conditions they had to undergo. Managing a 15-player roster was not easy, but this group of young ladies always created a fun environment and came together to make it work. Eventually they found their groove to end this very short and unique season with a 4-3 record. Thank you for all your support!
As our saying goes this year: "Stay Positive! Test Negative"  


Tuesday:

SOFTBALL: SLOWPITCH:
In the first game Bothell White started strong but fell by one run to Woodinville. We were down by two heading into the top of the 7th. Evie Le Doux started off the inning with a double and scored on a hit by Gracie Atkinson. We had the tying run on 2nd with only 1 out but couldn't get her in. 
 Our offense was led by Evie Le Doux who hit 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs. Ryann Osborne batted in 2 runs. Baylee Mittendorf and Evie Cornwell each had a double and Gracie Atkinson had 2 hits and 1 RBI. 
 In the second game, Bothell Blue came from behind for a big win.  We were down by 6 going into the top of the 6th. Ava Gasca led off the inning with a hit, then we proceeded to score 6 runs to tie the game. Woodinville hit a homerun in the bottom of the 6th to go up by one run. In the top of the 7th we had back-to-back doubles by Hannah Thorsheim and Grace Tanferani and a base hit by Landyn Zaha to score 2 runs. We held Woodinville in the bottom of the 7th to win 9 to 8. 
Olivia Lassiter had a great game. She pitched 7 innings and only gave up 2 earned runs. At the plate she went 2 for 3 with a triple and scored the tying run in the 6th.  
Grace Tanferani hit 3 doubles with 3 RBIs and was in on a double play to get us out of the 6th. 
 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity Volleyball Team held off a much improved Woodinville team last night to secure their place in the NSD finals on Thursday. Didn’t quite have our usual mojo, but showed a lot of grit and perseverance in the 3-1 win. 
BB Anitei & Jenna Legault were tough servers last night, earning 4 & 5 aces respectively. Jenna Legault also led in kills with 11, but Nora Hayd (10) & Haedyn Bambolo (9) were close behind. Lauren Culp was her steady self, passing well and playing tough defense. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Milner set up our hitters well. Tessa Hoover had a great hitting night with 4 kills and only 1 error. 
1-1 versus North Creek this season, with our final showdown on Thursday at 7:30pm!


 JV :  "En Fuego!!" is the best way one could describe The JV vball play last night.  Sweeping WHS 3-0 with full roster contribution.
In the game of volleyball the team that wins the serve/serve receive battle is almost guaranteed the win.  Bothell executed that part of the game at a very high level. Alaina Lemley, Josie Milner, Leanna Sayavong, Lily Whitehead, Kea Skinner, Maleah Andrews and Sienna Bell were perfect serving for the night while Maleah Andrews racked up 8 aces of 17 serving attempts and Kea Skinner went on a fantastic run of 10 serves in the first set.   The kills came from 10 out of our 12 hitters.  Led by Kili Hoke(5), Dyllan Graff(4) and Eva Winter(4), Alana Baron (2) and Elise Yuhan(2).  Winning the serve receive battle for Bothell was evident with our highest passing efficiency for the season due to the great passing performances from Eva Winter, Josie Milner, Kili Hoke, Leanna Sayavong and Lily Whitehead.  To seal the deal on the great night Fia Proctor ran some great slides and compiled 2 solo blocks. 

The C team volleyball squad earned a big 2-1 win against the Woodinville Falcons last night. What a way to close out the season against a competitive team. We may have taken a tough lost to Woodinville at the beginning of the season, but we were back, and we were better, which may have caught the Falcons by surprise. 
Serving tough, Mary Purefoy controlled our side of the net with a 92% consistency and 6 acesCamdyn O'Neal earning 6 aces of her own. In the 100% serving club for the night is Madi Iorg, Victoria Paslavsky, Aileen Taing and Katie Kaleta. 
Strong hitting performance by Stella Grekoff hitting at .455 with 5 kills, and Victoria Paslavsky hitting at .200 with 2 kills. Setter, Camdyn O'Neal earned 5 kills of her own as well. Aileen Taing finished the match for the win with an epic kill of her own. 
Jenna Minneman balled out last night with 5 aces, 2 kills, 1.75 serve/receive accuracy, 1 block and 10 digs. 
Last but not least, this team could not have gotten the W without our solid setters and their assists: Mary Purefoy (6), Madi Iorg (4), and Camdyn O'Neal (7). 
Hope you can see this squad in action via live stream this Thursday, as we take on the North Creek Jaguars to end the season at home.  

 


WEEK OF MARCH 22-MARCH 26

SOCCER: 3/25
Varsity: 
Game started well, with both sides creating oppurtunities early on. Inglemoor scored first on a nice shot from outside the box. We respond well with Hannah Cecil dishing a ball across the box to a crashing Ella Stroup, who strikes it past the keeper. Inglemoor takes a 2-1 advantage off of a botched cross that sailed into the far post. The half ends 30 seconds later. We come out second half aggressive yet composed. Defended well with no chances for Inglemoor to attack. Hannah Cecil goes on a brilliant individual effort to beat 3 defenders and slot it by the keeper to tied it up 2-2. Inglemoor get a penalty shortly after and manage to take a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes left. Girls fight back hard with a few solid chances created, but were unable to get a goal in. Game finished 3-2 Inglemoor.


Freshman Football:  Another WIN for the Freshman Team last Saturday beating Inglemoor 38-6.  The First quarter was scoreless and early in the second Danny Sirmon connects with Mingo Lemley for a 18 yard TD pass.  Maliqki Walker ran in for the point after to put the Cougars up 8-0.  The Cougars got the ball back late in the first half and Danny Sirmon connected with 4 different receivers to quickly drive the ball all the way down the field.  Danny finished off the drive connecting with Tyson Hoke for a 10 yard TD pass.  Maliqki ran in the PAT to make it 16-0 at half.  The second half We started off with the ball and the run game really came together with Maliqki Walker going into Beastmode.  Maliqki had 53 yards rushing on this opening drive and finished off the drive with a 3 yard TD.  Patrick Hopkins scored on the PAT with a circus catch in the back of the end zone to put the Cougars up 24-0.  The next possession Danny connected with Tyson again on a 55 yard TD pass.  Simon Freed caught a pass for the PAT and put us up 32-6.  Maliqki was able to get another TD later in the game and finished off the Vikings 38-6.  Maliqki Walker had 19 carries for 138 yards with 2 TD and 2 PATs.  This was Maliqkis best game of the season!  Danny Sirmon had a great day as well going 13-17 for 215 Yards and 3 TDs.  Tyson Hoke caught 4 passes for 120 yards and 2 TDs; Ezra Giesbrecht had 2 really nice Varsity type completions for 40 yards- He also blocked very well all game!  The Offensive line did a great job opening holes up and staying with their blocks.  Saivon Soeum had 4 Great pancake blocks along with Avory Smith, Patrick Hopkins, Morgan Thomas, Josh Hogge, Logan Powell and Charlie Sekulich all contributing with great effort.  Nolan Ellis had some great open field blocks leading the way for our RB’s.
Defensively we played really well
 again as a team.  Levi and Simon Freed led the team in tackles with 22 combined- both guys were making plays all over the field.  The Defensive Line dominated up front; Avory Smith and Patrick Hopkins both had 5 tackles and one sack; Savion also had 5 tackles.  Bryce Hendricksen got his first Interception of the season to end Inglemoors final drive.  The Cougar defense was very physical and made Inglemoor earn every yard.  Next game is At Woodinville on Saturday 11am. 

DIVING:
Bothell v Inglemoor 
The girls had a great senior night at the pool deck. We honored our amazing seniors Cora Taylor and Salima Mayanja. Both girls did their personal best! 

Taking first place was Salima with a score of 231.77 and Cora with a score of 211.00 Maggie Dempsey was third with 158.79 

GOLF:
BHS Boys Golf faced Inglemoor one more time in our last head-to head match on Thursday at Bothell's new home course, Redmond Ridge. Inglemoor came in with some consistent scores and totaled out at 217. Bothell had...more than that. Once again, however, Walker Lamb, our freshman leader, walked away with the medalist honor with a three over par 38 to the Inglemoor front runner's 42. Walker has been the medalist in every match we have faced. Connor Kim (10) and Oliver Kemper (9) came in with 46s, hard fought after a couple of tough holes. Following them, Boyd Crumbaugh (12) and Titus Vela (12), our two first time seniors, rounded out our team score to complete our top five. It has been a short but fun season, and our team looks forward to a couple of double-duals next week to finish off the year. 

SOCCER:
Varsity: 
Game started well, with both sides creating oppurtunities early on. Inglemoor scored first on a nice shot from outside the box. We respond well with Hannah Cecil dishing a ball across the box to a crashing Ella Stroup, who strikes it past the keeper. Inglemoor takes a 2-1 advantage off of a botched cross that sailed into the far post. The half ends 30 seconds later. We come out second half aggressive yet composed. Defended well with no chances for Inglemoor to attack. Hannah Cecil goes on a brilliant individual effort to beat 3 defenders and slot it by the keeper to tied it up 2-2. Inglemoor get a penalty shortly after and manage to take a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes left. Girls fight back hard with a few solid chances created, but were unable to get a goal in. Game finished 3-2 Inglemoor.

SOFTBALL
For Senior Night, Bothell White had two one run wins over Woodinville and Bothell Blue. 

 In the first game SENIOR Katy Branscomb started at 2nd base and contributed to 6 outs and scored one run in the White team's 5 to 4 win over Woodinville. At the plate: Bella Branscomb went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Ryann Osborne drove in our first run of the game with a hit in the 4th, and Ellie Prindle drove in the winning run in the 5th with a hard hit ball down the left field line. 

In the second game, SENIOR Phia Endicott started in right center for the Blue team. She fielded a couple of hard hit balls holding the White team to only singles. Hannah Thorsheim led the offense, for the Blue team, with a single, a double and a triple. Grace Tanferani, Landyn Zaha, and Zoe Brown drove in 2 runs each. Even with the many great hits that the Blue team had they fell one run short to the White team.  

The White team was very strong at the plate scoring 11 runs. Baylee Mittendorf led the team with a double and a triple with 2 RBIs. Katy Branscomb hit 2 doubles. Cyndal Osborn hit in 3 runs. Evie Cornwell and Evie Le Doux each had 2 hits.  

Another Great Day for Bothell Softball. 

TENNIS:
Boys tennis competed against Inglemoor. Improvement was the focus and as a team that is exactly what we did. We improved our games won from 39 to 60. The boys competed and fought hard the whole match.
Sai Praneth and Tobias Jensen won a great match at # 1 doubles, 7-6, 7-5, and the doubles team of Alex Switzer and Lucas Fowler lost a close match, 7-6, 3-6, 5-10.
Very proud of the team for their commitment to get better. Final team score. Inglemoor 6 Bothell 1.

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity: 
It was Senior Night and these girls did not disappoint, helping earning the 2nd 3-0 sweep of Inglemoor in a row. 
5 of these seniors, some of them playing together since 5th grade, were ready for their night, but the exciting news of the evening were the 2 seniors, Maddie Iorg & Katie Kaleta, called up from the C Team to take part in the match. Ashley Baron was on fire last night 5/5 serving, while earning 10 kills! Avarye Monsef, steady as usual, added another kill and 15 assists. Jenna Milner dished out 20 more assists and also had 2 aces. Lauren Culp continued her dominate performance in the back row, passing a nearly perfect 2.77 on 13 attempts. She also had 11 digs & 2 aces on the night. Tessa Hoover was not going to disappoint on her night, earning 1 ace, 2 blocks and 4 kills on 5 attempts, with no errors. 
Our 2 first-time varsity players also did not disappoint. The goal of the evening was for each to make 1 serve and earn a kill. Maddie Iorg struck first. As the team’s first server, she showed no hesitation nailing her first attempt. When she rotated back to the front row, boom - she got her kill! Katie Kaleta, playing team volleyball for only 4 weeks, also showed no fear when getting her first serve over. Fast forward to late in the first set, when it was time for our normal starters to get some playing time in, and Katie hadn’t had a kill yet. Knowing this, Avarye Monsef stepped up and set Katie about  3 times in a row. The crowd was waiting, the cheerleaders were ready, when it finally happened. Her hit found the floor and the crowd, our bench and the cheerleaders erupted! It was awesome. 
The rest of our team did a great job of supporting these girls, in their limited action, Jenna Legault & Haedyn Bambolo each had 7 kills. BB Anitei finished with 3 aces on 7/7 seeing and 4 kills. 
Next up Woodinville at home on Tuesday. 

JV Strikes Again with another 3-0 win!!
Inglemoor Vikings were no match for the solid serving and consistent play of our JV Squad.  Elise Yuhan was on fire producing 8 aces while her counterparts Kili Hoke(5) Dyllan Graff(4) and Maleah Andrews(4) followed her lead.  Maleah, Alayna Lemley and Leanna Sayavong were perfect behind the serving line for the night. 
The girls had great ball control last night. Solid serve receive performances from Eva WInters, Kili Hoke and Leanna S then led to ample assists from Elise Yuhan(10) Maleah Andrews(7) and Kendal Monsef(5) allowing our hitters to bring the smack down at the net. Eva Winters had 6 kills, Kili Hoke ( 3) Kea Skinner (3) and Maleah Andrews (4) while Fia Proctor, Alaina Lemley, Kendal Monsef, Josie Milner contributed to a total of 23 kills ( almost 1 full set worth of points!!).
One more week of fun on the court!!  Go Cougs!!

C squad: Finished the week strong sweeping the Vikings in a 3-0 win. 
Stellar serving by Mary Purefoy (92% 14 aces), Victoria Paslavsky (92% 5 aces), and Stella Grekoff (90% 5 aces). Killer plays by Jenna Minneman she played strong and aggressive at the net taking the team lead of 6 kills (3 of which were overfeed kills) Lily Aasan made her debut on the court after being out for 2 weeks and contributed a spectacular kill. Aurelia Stokke came out of her shell and showed us what her persevering attitude and hard work has done these past few weeks, she had 3 digs and a great left-handed attack on the outside. Gabi Nelson did an awesome job serve/receiving allowing for great plays to occur. Setters, Mary Purefoy (9 assists) and Camdyn O'Neal (6 assists) did a great job setting up their teammates. Thank you for all your support! Go Cougs! 

 


CROSS COUNTRY
The cross country team weathered the rain and lots of mud during their meet against Woodinville yesterday. Despite the conditions, many season bests were posted. Freshman Lauren Hoyt takes another win this week while sophomore Ainsley Herron comes in second place close behind. Kasey Ly steps up to place 5th in the girls race. 
Senior Sol Badeaux led the Bothell boys. Behind him, a strong pack of sophomores and juniors fought for the top 10 positions in the race. Both teams showed a lot of strength and grit as they battled through the elements this week.

GOLF:
On a beautiful afternoon, the sun was shining, and it was raining golf balls at the greens! The boys team took on a balanced IHS team on Tuesday and it was quite a match. After an early Bothell lead, IHS came storming back with their 3-6 players taking a commanding 2 shot lead. Walker Lamb, Connor Kim, Boyd Crumbaugh, and Oliver Kemper lead the way for the Cougars with a 33, 39, 42, and 44. This was by far our best outing so far! Sophomore Sam Winkelman came in with a personal best 46 to help the Cougars take a 2-shot lead with one group left to finish. Well, a surprising 38 and 42 in the final group from IHS was too much to handle, leaving Bothell with 204 and IHS with 197. It was a well-played match enjoyed by all.

Freshman phenom, Walker Lamb has led all matches this year earning medalist honors in each. Going into the last week, he's the top NSD golfer this year!! Way to go Walker and way to go BHS Golf! Next up IHS on OUR COURSE! Let's bring it Cougars!

SOCCER:
Varsity: Game started even. Both teams trying to find their rhythm. We manage to score first by a brilliant individual effort by Hannah Cecil to set up Devon Lipkin for a simple tap in. Vikings manage to tie it up less than 5 minutes later and the half ends 1-1. Start second half strong again, unfortunately give up 2 goals relatively quickly, and no matter how much pressure we put on were not able to generate enough good chances. Ends 3-1 to Inglemoor.

JV: Team fell to Inglemoor 1-3 last night in what was a highly competitive match all evening. After giving up a 0-1 lead early in the match, the score was tied 1-1 (after a great game tying goal by Brooke Baker early in the second half) heading into the final 20 minutes of the match. Then we had a couple of preventable defensive lapses that really cost us and enabled them to escape late with the win. Just a few momentary defensive breakdowns and not being able to take advantage of the many great opportunities we had to light up our side of the score board more (i.e., too many great chances placed either wide or right to their goalkeeper and some tough luck with a couple shots finding the crossbar) were the differences in this one. We outshot them and for large parts of the match really outplayed them between the boxes, so it really could've gone either way. We're going to make some adjustments and are very much looking forward to getting it back in their house tomorrow night.  

On a positive and fun note, the team celebrated Senior Night. In addition to being greeted with pregame flowers, balloons, and gifts, Kailey Gumke also received a very special tribute from the BHS football team, who she's been a manager for the last couple years. After personal greetings and messages from team captains and Coach B, the entire football team formed a gauntlet line and cheered for Kailey as she ran through. It was awesome, so a VERY special thank you to Coach B and the entire Cougs football team for helping make Senior Night one we're sure will not soon be forgotten by Kailey or her family. #CougFamily   

SLOWPITCH:
Bothell Blue Team had a great day yesterday with a 1 run win over Bothell White and a 2 run win over Woodinville. 
In the first game Bothell White pitchers, Bella Branscomb and Baylee Mittendorf, combined to face 33 batters and had 3 strikeouts. At the plate, Baylee lead the offense with a double and a single. Cyndel Osborn hit a triple and Evie Cornwell hit a double. Oliver Lassitter pitched a great game for the Blue team facing 33 batters and striking out 4. Ava Gasca lead the offense hitting 3 for 3. Akemi Ozoa hit a 2 run Homer in the 4th inning to give the Blue team the lead. Hannah Thorsheim hit 2 doubles driving in 4 runs. 
In the Woodinville game, Olivia faced 26 batters, had 4 strikeouts and only gave up 6 hits. She was backed up by our middle-infielders, Baylee and Hannah, who combined for 8 of our outs with one double play. Olivia hit a double to drive in our first run of the game. Grace Tanferani, Kolby Zaha, and Akemi each had 2 hits. Jesslynne Cleveland-Lam had a single. Yara Ballnus had a hit that drove in the winning run. 
 Great job to all the Bothell softball players. 

TENNIS:
The boys played hard but were outmatched against a tough Inglemoor team. Lots of great  matches. Best match of the day was at 1st doubles. Sai Praneth and Tobias Jensen played a great match. Final score was 3-6, 6-4, 9-11

Final team score was 0-7. 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity
:  Team traveled to Inglemoor last night and they were all business, as they made quick work of the match in a 3-0 sweep. Only 5 total errors in all 3 sets for our hitters, as they hit at a mind-blowing .456 as a team. Nora Hayd earned 13 of the team’s 36 kills. Our girls also dominated the other side of the net, stuffing many attempts of the Inglemoor attack. BB Anitei, Jenna Legault and Tessa Hoover each endeavor with 4 blocks on the night. Tough serving kept Inglemoor off balance. Tessa Hoover continues to be hot from behind the line totally 4 aces last night. Jenna Milner was close behind with 3. Great passing throughout the match from Haedyn Bambolo, Lauren Culp and Nora Hayd made our setters job much easier. 
Next up, match 2 with Inglemoor on Thursday - Senior Night!


JV:  JV was very purposeful in thier work on the court last night as they defeated Inglemoor 3-0. Meeting our team goals of working on their tool box by hitting specific spots on the court serving and hitting produced some great personal performances.
 Our HIT Brigade began with 6 kills from Josie Milner followed by Kea Skinner (4) Kili Hoke(4) Fia Proctor, Amalie Onener and Jordan Hayden each adding 3 kills.  Kendal Monsef led this hitting spree with 10 assists while her setting crew of Elise Yuhan and Jordan Hayden each had 7 assists.
Serve receive was on point with Alaina Lemley, Josie Milner, Kili Hoke, Leanna Sayavong and Sienna Bell all passing a season high efficiency.  Good work ladies -- keep taking steps forward!!!

C Team Volleyball:  The C squad pulled a 4-1 win on Inglemoor last night! 
Excellent serving performance by Lily Whitehead (94% - 8 aces), Stella Grekoff (100% - 8 aces), Alana Baron (83% - 8 aces). 
Hitting steady and earning kills were Alana Baron (6 kills) and Stella Grekoff (4 kills). 
Jenna Minneman enabled team offense by serve/receiving with a 2.17 passing avg. 
Aggressive digging standouts go to Stella Grekoff (10 digs), Aileen Taing (8 digs) and Jenna Minneman with (6 digs). 
Keeping our offense on the move our setters Mary Purefoy (4), Camdyn O'Neal (7), Madi Iorg (2) and Aileen Taing (8) worked hard hustling for second contact assisting their team for kills. 


March 15 WEEK:

Thursday:

SOCCER:
VARSITY:Game started similar to last game with us in control from the start. North Creek did have more chances and came out with more energy. We managed to put away an indirect free kick from inside the 18 yard box. Goal by Hannah Cecil and assisted by Ashley Weller. Really clever play from both of them. Second half pretty much the same as the first. Devon Lipkin scored a beautiful volley from the top of the 18 yard box about 15 minutes into the second half to put us up 2-0. North Creek manages to get a late goal in the last 5 minutes of the game to make things a bit tense, but the gals held it together and came out with the W.

JV soccer had a big night on both sides of the ball last night, with a 6-1 result over North Creek. Continuing the offensive momentum started earlier in the week, much of the play was held on the NC side of the field in the first half, creating numerous scoring opportunities. A combination of tough luck and missed chances kept the match close with just a 2-0 halftime lead. 
The Jags continued to keep things tight the first half of the second half as well, heading into the final 20 minutes with us still holding just a two-goal lead at 3-1. But the fantastic high and mid press defense played by the Cougs all night finally opened things up and broke down the NC defense for 3 goals in the last 15 mins to seal the deal. 
The team defense was great all night, limiting the dangerous scoring opportunities of NC and on the other side we saw an offensive explosion from freshman Melia Flores (4 goals), as well as excellent finishes for goals from sophomore Brooke Baker and freshman Elise Aasan. Overall a dominating performance from the BHS JV Girls Soccer team, who have looked consistently and considerably stronger in each subsequent game so far this season. Great work ladies, Go Cougs!       

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL:
Yesterday, Bothell Blue had a big win over Woodinville 13-10.  The game was played in a very cold, continuous rain.  The girls played well scoring 11 runs in the first two innings before one out was officially recorded (5 run max. per inning).  Grace Tanferani highlighted the scoring by blasting a monster two run homer in the first inning.  Other outstanding players were Ava Gasca, Landyn Zaha, Hannah Thorsheim, and Olivia Lassitter.  Outstanding Defensive player was Kolby Zaha, with three great catches in centerfield.
Bothell White had a close loss to Woodinville 7-5.  Outstanding players in game 2 were Ryann Osborne, Eve Le Doux, Baylee Mittendorf, and Evie Cornwell. 

VOLLEYBALL:   VBALL MARCH MADNESS

VARSITY:
It was another epic battle for the Bothell Varsity Volleyball Team, but this time it was North Creek that came out on top, as we fell 1-3. 2 of the 3 sets we lost were decided by 2 points! Our girls fought hard and never quit, even when down 10-18 in the third set they rallied to tie the score at 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25, before losing 25-27! Definitely showed their Cougar PRIDE there! 

We served tough, we hit hard, but North Creek just had our number last night. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Legault led in Aces, 2 & 3 respectively. Of our 42 kills, Nora Hayd (14), Jenna Legault (12) & Haedyn Bambolo (9) put on a show. Lauren Culp was hot again in the back row with consistent passing and 19 Digs. The girls also blocked well last night, including 3 monster blocks on the reigning League MVP.  Nora Hayd earned 3 and Ashley Baron, BB Anitei, Jenna Legault & Tessa Hoover each ended with 2. Inglemoor next week, with Senior night on Thursday, then a make-up match with Woodinville and if the stars align, we’ll get a final match with North Creek on the 1st!

JV Volleyball overtake NC in Round 2.  
JV played a 5 set match against NC last night and pulled out another victory 3-1 over the Jags.  
Due to a malfunction with the statistician I do not have great specific player performances to share but was a delight to have Josie Milner's contributions on the floor.  Although we were in "scramble" mode much of the match we were able to win some of the crazy rallies and pull out the W.    
Bring on Inglemoor!

C Team volleyball
The C team squad redeemed themselves in their first away game to North Creek sweeping the Jaguars in a 3-0 win. Proud to say everyone was able to see the court last night and both the bench and the 6 on the court were constantly talking and had amazing energy which was a big factor to this win. 
Controlling the "controllables" behind the end line, strong serving performances goes to Mary Purefoy, Stella Grekoff and Aileen Taing with serving runs with at least 3 points and each at least earning one or more aces for the night. 
Running our offense setters: Mary Purefoy, Camdyn O'Neal and Madi Iorg all did an awesome job by playing stellar defense and racking assists, setting up our hitters for success. 
Hitters Alana Baron and Stella Grekoff had killer attacks anywhere and everywhere from both the front and back row. Victoria Paslavsky, Aileen Taing, and Kythera Ausmus showed the hard work they have done on their attacks last night as well swinging aggressively in the front row. 
Lily Whitehead and Anissa Macdonald did an awesome job keeping the ball alive and leading the team in digs. 
Our lady cougs did an awesome job last night. Watch out for us next time as we play the Inglemoor Vikings next week! 


Wednesday:

CROSS COUNTRY:
Beautiful day for a race! Big win for the girls cross-country team, going 1, 2, 3 and 5 at the dual meet VS Inglemoor! Congrats Lauren Hoyt, Ainsley Herron, Kasey Ly, and Taylor Zundel. Great marks on the boys side for Sol Badeaux and Alex Vuyisich, taking second and fifth in a photo finish at the line! 

GOLF:
BHS Boys Golf had a spectacular St. Patrick's Day match against NCHS! This time, we only lost by 10 strokes! For a team of primarily freshmen and sophomores (and one senior) against four seniors and one freshman, we are quite pleased. Highlights include: as is becoming his habit, our freshman Walker Lamb was once again the medalist with a one over par; Connor Kim 3-putted three holes and still pulled only bogeys on those holes! Oliver Kemper, another freshman, NEVER had to chip because his approach shots always hit the greens. Our first-year senior, Boyd Crumbaugh, played wonderfully with four pars, and he looked like he was playing lawn darts on a par three surrounded by water nailing it close to the pin. And finally, rounding out our top five scores, Sam Winkelman had a fabulous chip that had everyone cheering on the last hole of the day. 

We look froward to sunny days and gracious bounces as we go into the last half of the season.  

Tuesday:

SOFTBALL: 
 Bothell White had a great day yesterday sweeping its double header beating Woodinville in the first game 12-7 and the Bothell Blue team in the night cap 11-7.  Cyndal Osborn had an unbelievable day both with her bat and glove.  She had multiple hits in both games, but made two ESPN highlight film catches in centerfield in the first game against Woodinville.  She received standing ovations after the catches.  Way to go Cyndal. 

With the sweep by Bothell White the league standings are: 
Bothell White     2-2 
Bothell Blue       2-2 
Woodinville        2-2 

SOCCER:
Varsity:
Game started off with us on the front foot almost immediately. Had 2-3 chances in the first 15 minutes of the game. Finally put away a chance by Hannah Cecil’s shot from the corner of the 18 yard box in the last 5 minutes of the first half. Second half we looked a lot better. Were able to move the ball around the field much better than the first two games of the season. Had less chances to score than in the first half, but Devon Lipkin ended up slotting in a goal underneath the goalie in the final minutes of the game.  Big win 2 – 0.

JV: Amanda Frost opened the scoring for BHS in the 10th minute to even the score after we fell behind on an unlucky North Creek early goal. Then the flood gates opened with additional goals by Dakota Bultez and Brooke Baker for a 3-1 Cougars lead at the half. Midway through the second half Melia Flores found the back of the net for the Cougs, which was needed because we conceded another highly preventable goal with about 10 minutes left to play to bring it back to a two-goal margin.

But then with 5 minutes left the Cougs sealed the deal with a great breakaway goal by Sophia Hill. In addition to snapping a two-game scoreless streak in style, we continued the team defense momentum started in the second Woodinville match with tighter central and mid/high-press defending that made it difficult for the Jags to spend much time in front of our goal, as well as a huge improvement in holding possession to build promising attacks...as evidenced by the number 5 on the score sheet. 5-2 Cougs Great job ladies, Go Cougs!

TENNIS: Boys lost to North Creek 1-6. Outstanding play by Amil George at #1 Singles. He lost 4-6, 7-6, 3-10.
Alex Switzer and Lucas Fowler won at 2nd doubles 1-6, 6-3, 7- 5.

VOLLEYBALL:  LIVE STREAM FEEDS SO YOU CAN WATCH FROM HOME!
VARSITY: Varsity Volleyball Team was back in action last night against our cross-town rivals, who were last year’s KingCo Champs and took 5th place in the state. Our team was ready, focused and determined and ended up winning a very exciting match 3-1, where 3 of those 4 sets were decided by 2 points. What a battle!

The difference in the match was our tough serving (17 total aces) and our middle attack. Our middles were relentless last night, BB Anitei ended with 11 kills and Tessa Hoover chipped in 5 more. Tessa was also outstanding with her serve, earning 3 aces. Jordan Hayden subbed in the serve in the 4th set and in her first varsity appearance, rattled off 5 straight points, including 2 aces! Our other outstanding servers were Nora Hayd (6 aces) and Jenna Milner (3 aces). Continuing their dominate net performance, Haedyn Bambolo had 14 kills on the night and Jenna Legault added 9 more. Our attack could not have been so strong without great sets from Jenna Milner & Avarye Monsef. Last night also took a great defensive effort. Lauren Culp anchored our back row again, passing well and earning 21 digs on the night.

We will be looking forward to our rematch at North Creek on Thursday!

JV: Hope you were able to catch some of this action on livestream...because your JV Vballers are ON FIRE!

Sweeping a very competitive NC 3-0 despite being DOWN 2-11 in the 3rd set!!  Tough serving was our first weapon led by Eva Winter's 5 aces and followed by  Elise Yuhan and Maleah Andrews 4 aces but Dyllan Graff, Fia Procotor, Kendal Monsef, Sienna Bell and Maleah Andrews were all 100% behind the serving line. 
Second weapon was great swings by our hitters 6 kills from Eva, 4 kills from Dyllan and Maleah contributed with 7 kills.  Fia Proctor was a beast at the net with 2 blocks, while her fellow Middle Blockers Kea Skinner and Sienna Bell had some great touches slowing the ball down so our defense can dig the ball with ease! Our Defensive Specialist, Alaina Lemley and Leanna Sayavong, sacrificed body to keep the ball off the floor with combined 9 digs and solid serve receive. Defense was led by Leanna and Eva each( 7 digs), Maleah(6) and Kea Skinner (5).  
NC Round 2 on Thursday. 

C Team:  Girls played a good match last night against the North Creek Jaguars. We started strong in the first set with a 25 -12 win, with the 5th set being a deciding match we fell short 2 points resulting in a 2-3 loss. However, they fought a good fight, everyone saw some time on the court with some standout numbers. 
Behind the end line was a strong serving night for Mary Purefoy (90.9% accuracy and 7 aces)Lily Whitehead (100% accuracy and 5 aces) and Stella Grekoff had 5 aces as well. 
Working their way on the attack line was Stella Grekoff with 6 kills and Alana Baron with 5 killsVictoria Paslavsky and Grekoff both got 1 big block each. 
Running our offense setter Camdyn O'Neal led the team assists with 10 and Mary Purefoy with 9 and Madi Iorg did a great job contributing 5 of her own. 
Lily Whitehead and Stella Grekoff had a great defensive night with 16 digs each. Our setters, Mary Purefoy and Camdyn O'Neal did an awesome job on defense as well recording 15 digs each
Although they played a good match, we are looking forward to redeeming ourselves and taking the next match at NC this Thursday. 

GOLF:
Monday: Bothell 247, NCHS 220. Tough day on the course for the Boys team. Looking to rebound on Wednesday at Redmond Ridge against the same North Creek team. Medalist was Walker Lamb who shot an even par 36 at Mill Creek.


Weekend recap:

VARSITY FOOTBALL:
Decisive win over WHS in a live stream event from Pop K.  Great to be back on the field even with fans only cheering from home!  Hope for more faces in the stadium as the reopening of events rolls out. . . fingers crossed. 
Marcus Heffernan caught 3 passes…two for TD’s.  Andrew Sirmon threw 2 TD passes and ran for a third.  Defensively Gabe Johnson was a disruptive source in the backfield all night long.  Linebackers Gunnar Genoway and Luke Olsen led the team with tackles.  Offensive and defensive lines were physical and dominated the games start to finish.  Watch us vs NC next Saturday.


FRESHMAN FOOTBALL
The Freshman team is off to a great start with a WIN over Woodinville 42-7.  QB Danny Sirmon had a great game and completed 10-15 total passes for 265 yards and 5 TD’s.  His favorite receiver Saturday was Tyson Hoke who caught 6 passes for 124 total yards and 4 TD’s.    Mingo Lemley caught 2 passes for 35 yards and a TD.  Mingo also had 6 tackles with 2 sacks.  First year player Bennet Temer caught his first pass for a PAT at Tight End and also had a Fumble Recovery on defense.   Maliqki Walker rushed for 112 yards and 1 TD plus ran in a PAT.  DEFENSIVELY the Cougars played really well and several players contributed to nearly shutting out the Falcons.  Nolan Ellis and Levi Freed led the team with 15 tackles each.  Both players were all over the field making impressive open field tackles and Flew to the ball all game.  Simon Freed had 10 total tackles and was the most physical player on the field.  Simon had a few tackles that could easily make the highlight reel.  The Defensive Line played really well and caused problems for the Falcons all game.  Saivon Soeum was Woodinville’s biggest problem.  He only ended up with 3 tackles and a sack but pressured the QB on just about every pass play and disrupted the Falcon offense all game.  Patrick Hopkins and Avory Smith also played well with 4 tackles each and a Forced Fumble.   Very proud of the start we had this weekend with only 15 practices.  Next game is 11am Saturday at North Creek.

GIRLS DIVE:
The dive meet was lots of fun! Lots of great energy just being back with your team and competing together. 
The BHS DIVERS WENT 1-2- 3 

Salima Mayanja was 1st 226.81
Cora Taylor 2nd 179.64

Maggie Dempsey 3rd 156.32

March 11:
BOYS GOLF:
Although our young Bothell Boys Golf Team succumbed to seasoned Woodinville a second time this week, we shaved 14 strokes off our previous score from Tuesday. And once again, BHS freshman Walker Lamb earned the medalist spot with a one-over par 37 at Echo Falls. And so you know, Woodinville's best player seemed a bit stunned by a second defeat this week to Walker and immediately went to the practice green after the round. Nice job, boys! 

SOCCER:
JV
had a win in the form of a tie.  Going from 0-4 to 0-0 results in just 48 hours against the same opponent demonstrated the team's resilience and a fantastic improvement in team defense!!   

Varsity played hard keeping the score close until the end. 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity game had to be postponed but the JV team got in lots of play time! 

JV squad got their first taste of a 5 set match.  Despite Bothell decisive wins in the first 3 sets, the girls opted to play out the other 2 sets for more playing time.  Bothell won all 5 sets!  The girls met their goals of serving with accuracy and toughness.  The team served at a 92% and scored a lot of points off of the serve with a total of 34 ACES!  Eva Winter, Elise Yuhan, Kea Skinner, Kili Hoke, Dylan Graff had 2+ ACES while Maleah Andrews and Kendal Monsef led the team with 7 and 8 Aces respectively.  Solid hitting performances from Dylan Graff (8Kills), Eva Winter(10Kills) Kili Hoke (5 kills) Sienna Bell (3 Kills) and Fia Proctor and Kea Skinner (2Kills) squashed any chance of a WHS comeback. Our defensive specialists Alaina Lemley and Leanna Sayavong kept our offense running with great digs and SR performances. Next week’s challenge will be North Creek.  Tues/Thurs. JV/C at 5:15...Varsity at 7:30.  Come check us out on the live stream!!

SOFTBALL-SLOWPITCH:  BHS has so many slowpitch players that we have created two Varsity teams…Blue and White.  Since WHS is the only other school with a team these girls get lots of playing time.  At their first outing the BHS Blue team beat WHS – which was a huge victory since it was WHS’s first loss in KingCo in our young sports existence (two seasons).  Last night Blue beat White in the first game; and lost to WHS.  BUT, the ‘play of the day’ was made when Yara Ballnus, NEW TO THE SPORT, when she got a great hit!  Sometimes the score is not the important piece of the game!

March 9
GOLF:  Bothell Boys Golf played alongside a tough WHS team yesterday and WHS squeaked out the win by 40 strokes- 215-255. . We are a very young team and many are still learning the game- 9 varsity players in 9th or 10th grade. :  Standout player was our freshman, Walker Lamb. He was the medalist with a 37. Walker is the real deal.  We will continue to improve one match at a time.

VOLLEYBALL: The Cougar Volleyball Team traveled to Woodinville last night. Both coaches agreed that getting as much play in as possible was the best thing to do for our kids, so we played a 5 set night. 
There was a little dust to get off, had to figure some things out, but overall the coaches liked what they saw as the Lady Cougars went 5-0. 
Great passing anchored by our libero, Lauren Culp, helped our setters distribute the ball all over the net. Avarye Monsef finished with 20 assists and Jenna Milner with 11. Jenna Legault (12), Nora Hayd (11) & Haedyn Bambolo led the way in kills. Our middle blockers were solid at the net. BB Anitei had 4 kills and 5 blocks, while Tessa Hoover 1 kill & 1 block & 3 aces. Ashley Baron had a solid night all the way around. In her limited serving roll, she made the most of her situation by rattling off 8 straight points, including 5 aces, to close out the 5th sets. Finally, sophomores Eva Winter & Maleah Andrews were able to get into the action last night. Eva was perfect at the net, ending with 4 kills. Maleah was steady on all front, serving, passing and setter well. 

Next up, Woodinville at home on Thursday. Be on the lookout for the livestream link!

JV VBALL BLASTS BACK INTO ACTION!  With a decisive win over the WHS Falcons. 3- 0
First set took the girls a minute to get in the flow as this was their first match but soon dominated the court.  Led by some great serving performances ( 100%) from Alaina Lemley, Elise Yuhan, Fia Proctor and Kea Skinner!.  Amalie Onener and Kili Hoke lead the team with 6 kills each, closely followed by Dylan Graff and Fia Proctors 4 kills each.  Lola Duvey and Leanna Sayavong anchored the floor with some great passing.  Jordan Hayden(11) Kendal Monsef(7) and Elise Yuhan made our hitters look good with their sets ( assists).  Back at it on Thurs!!  GO BIG BLUE!!

GIRLS SOCCER:
No play by play but BIG NEWS is that the Varsity girls had a 3 - 1 win over Woodinville.
It was a great night to be a Cougar!! 

BOYS TENNIS:
Weather is always a factor in tennis and yesterday was no exception... Rain delay.  Part two of tennis match concludes today..stay tuned! 

Day 2: Bothell played a tough Woodinville team.  Some outstanding play from Amil George at #1 singles. He won 6-2, 6-7, 6-4. The team lost 1-6 but played well.