Sports Roundup | Sept. 24

(L-R) BISC swimmers Spencer Alpaugh, Andrew McCarthy, CJ Waite, Todd McCarthy and Sarah Grundman. - Courtesy of Laura Fergusson/BISC
(L-R) BISC swimmers Spencer Alpaugh, Andrew McCarthy, CJ Waite, Todd McCarthy and Sarah Grundman.
— image credit: Courtesy of Laura Fergusson/BISC


The Bainbridge volleyball team lost to Seattle Prep, which took fourth at state last season, Thursday by the scores of 16-25, 30-28, 19-25 and 11-25 but scored one of its biggest victories in years Tuesday by defeating last year’s defending state champs Bishop Blanchet at Blanchet by the scores of 18-25, 15-25, 25-19, 26-24 and 15-13.

It’s the first time since 2005 that the Spartans have defeated the Braves. Miller also said the JV team and the JV-B team (what they call the C team) won as well.

“We made a few changes to our defense in order to combat their outside hitters who were getting most of their sets,” Miller said. “The girls did a great job of sticking to the plan. Everyone contributed and in the end we were able to pull out the win.”

Nina Mutty had 10 kills while Sarah Dacquisto had five kills and 11 digs. Erin Kinney had 17 assists while Emma Burgess had 13 digs. Kat Frickleton had four blocks while Lauren Easley had five aces.

Boys and Girls golf

Both Bainbridge golf teams earned wins on the course this week.

Against Chief Sealth/Ingraham at West Seattle Golf Course Monday, the boys defeated them 148-65, while the girls won 106-3.

Carl Jonson, Bobby Griffin, Josh Barlet and Kris Thompson were the top scorers as all of them shot a two-over 39. Julia Gross led the way for the girls with 30 Stableford points while Jasmine Shattuck had 27 points.

Against Lakeside Tuesday, the boys defeated the Lions 146-117.

Jonson was the medalist with a two-under 34, while Will Whealdon shot a one-under 35. Connor Fling shot a 39 while Griffin rounded out the scoring with a 40.

Boys Water Polo

Team Ray lost its league opener Friday to Bellevue 14-7, but got good experience playing several top teams in the state at the Fall Invitational Saturday.

Though they lost every game they played, head coach Kristin Swanson said the scores were closer than they were reported.

“Every player showed improvement over the six games and came out of the tournament eager to face these teams again in a league setting,” she said.

Junior captain Grant Dunaway led the team in scoring with 18 goals. Goalie Nick Harper had 38 blocks, including a 5-meter penalty shot.

Bainbridge hosts Bellevue Friday at the BIAC.

Club Swimming

Several Bainbridge Island Swim Club members posted strong times at various meets around the country in late August.

Five BISC swimmers competed at the North American Challenge Cup Aug. 5-7 in Santa Clara, Calif. They swam with the Pacific Northwest Swimming Club as they competed against the Mexican and Canadian National teams and two California teams.

Andrew McCarthy had three top five finishes with his third-place finish in the 1500 freestyle, his fourth-place finish in the 400 free and a fifth-place finish in the 200 free. He also took eighth in the 100 free and the 400 individual medley.

Spencer Alpaugh had two top 10 finishes with his sixth-place finish in the 1500 free and his seventh place finish in the 400 individual medley.

Todd McCarthy had one top 10 finish with his ninth-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

Waite had one top 10 finish with his 10th place finish in the 200 breaststroke, while Grundman had three top 10 finishes with her seventh-place finish in the 800 free, her ninth-place finish in the 400 free and her 10th-place finish in the 400 IM.

At the Junior National Championships Aug. 9-13 in Irvine, Calif., McCarthy was 83rd in the men’s 800 meter freestyle.

At the Western Zone Championships Aug. 10-14 in San Jose, Calif., Geneva Levy and Anna Peirano helped the PNS team take 10th overall at the meet. Individually, Levy’s top performance was a 13th place finish in the 400 free while Peirano was 15th in the 100 fly.

The two also competed in relay events as well. Levy was on the 200 free relay that took 10th while Peirano was on the 400 medley relay team that took 13th. They also swam on the 400 free relay team that took 14th overall.

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