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South suffers through rough Saturday
Saturday wasn't the best of days for the South Kitsap sports teams participating in various postseason tournaments. Here is a quick look at how the Wolves fared as the postseason got fully under way.
South's season came to a sudden end in the opening round of the Narrows League Tournament held at South Kitsap. The Wolves dropped a 4-game match to Capital to end the year with a 10-5 record. South jumped out to a quick 20-13 win to open the match but dropped the next three games, 22-25, 20-25 and 18-25, ending their season one win short of the West Central District Tournament.
South lost its first game of the season and in the process, allowed more goals in 80 minutes than it had in the previous 16 games, falling 6-1 to Bellarmine Prep in the title game of the Narrows League Tournament held at Mount Tahoma High School. The Lions scored in the first minute of play and never looked back, taking a 5-0 lead into halftime. South, 12-1-4, enters next week's West Central District Tournament as the No. 2 seed out of the Narrows League and will face the No. 6 seed out of the South Puget Sound League at noon Saturday at Mount Tahoma in a winner-to-state, loser out game. South's opponent will not be determined until the SPSL Tournament on Tuesday.
The South Kitsap girls' cross country team's streak of state appearances was snapped at 16 Saturday at the West Central District meet held at American Lake Golf Course in Lakeway. The Wolves finished a disappointing 13th and did not qualify for next week's state meet in Pasco. Britta Peterson was the only SK runner from the girl's team to advance to the state meet.
The boy's team finished seventh and will head to Pasco next week, making their 14th trip in the last 17 years.
The Wolves nailed down the Narrows League Bridge Division's second seed with a 41-0 win over Bremerton Friday night. The Wolves, 6-3 overall and 6-1 in league play, will face Arlington, 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the WesCo Conference, either Friday night or Saturday afternoon in Snohomish in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
South's Madison Rousell won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles Saturday at the West Central District swimming and diving meet at Foss High, leading the Wolves to a third-place finish as a team.
South scored 199 points to finish behind Gig Harbor and Wilson.
Rousell, the defending state champ in the 100 free, also helped the Wolves to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay.
Other top finishers for South included Helen Tripple, second in the 50 free, Megan Finnie second in the 500 free, Kate Hubner second in the 100 breast and Alyssa Drevniak, third in diving.
The state swimming and diving meet will be held Nov. 11-12 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Details on the Wolves' football and soccer games will be posted as soon as they become available.