Prep, Blanchet top Spartans in volleyball

SEATTLE - A short-handed Spartan squad fell to Seattle Prep last week in girls varsity volleyball.

The Panthers won at home against Bainbridge 25-9, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18.

BHS played without its star standout at the libero position, Emma Burgess.

Burgess got hit in the head before the match and sat out with a concussion.

Bainbridge’s ill evening didn’t end there.

Kate Merifield, the Spartans back-up libero, tried to play the first two games but was not feeling well.

“She was not at her best and could not continue,” Spartan Coach Julie Miller said.

Miller then moved Kyra Easley to libero.

“She did a good job,” Miller said.

Even so, Emilia Dronkert, one of the team’s setters, was running a temperature and was not feeling well, either.

“She played but could not play anywhere near 100 percent,” Miller said.

“We tried to regroup amidst all the craziness but they are a good team and would not let us pull out the win,” Miller said of Seattle Prep.

Dronkert was still sick and sat out the following game against Bishop Blanchet, the last of a three-game road swing for the Spartans on

Oct. 10.

Bainbridge fell to Blanchet 25-19, 21-25, 25-12, 25-16.



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