Wolves challenge King’s for NSC supremacy / Volleyball

Something has to give when the Coupeville High School volleyball team hosts King’s at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Both teams are undefeated, boasting 3-0 North Sound Conference records and 6-0 overall marks, after winning Thursday, Oct. 3. Coupeville won 3-0 at Granite Falls and King’s registered the same score at South Whidbey.

Though it has no affect on league standings, Coupeville first has to take care of a non-conference foe when it travels to Orcas Island (1-5) for a 2:30 p.m. match Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Coupeville/King’s match will be the upstarts against the established powerhouse.

King’s qualified for the state tournament 15 times since 2001, placing 13 times and winning two titles. The Knights were third last fall.

The Wolves have qualified for state only five times in their history and have never placed.

King’s non-conference wins this season include beating a 6-2 4A school, North Creek of Bothell, 3-0; another 4A school Skyline 3-1; and 3A Lakeside 3-1.

Coupeville 3, Granite Falls 0

The Wolves rolled by the Tigers 25-16, 25-10, 25-15.

Granite Falls is now 0-3 in league play and 3-4 overall.

Maya Toomey-Stout racked up 10 kills, 10 digs, two aces and two blocks; while Chelsea Prescott added nine kills, five digs and four aces.

Scout Smith finished with 28 assists, four kills, four digs and 6 aces; and Zoe Trujillo had nine kills and a block.

Emma Mathusek recorded nine digs, Raven Vick had three aces and Maddie Vandrak collected five kills and two blocks.