Friday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.: Chelan vs. Lynden Christian
The Chelan Lady Goats lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the 1A State Volleyball Championship at the SunDome in Yakima. Chelan was matched up against perennial power Lynden Christian in a rematch of last year’s contest that determined third and fourth place at state. The Lady Goats and the Lyncs are two of the top programs in the 1A ranks over the past decade, and the closeness of the match would have been much better served as a second or third round pairing instead of in the first round.
Lynden Christian took the first match of the day 25-20, but when Chelan bounced back to win the second set 25-21 it was apparent the match could go to a final set five, and that’s exactly what happened. Chelan kept the momentum going with a thrilling 26-24 win in the third set, only to see the Lyncs recover, as Lynden Christian claimed the win 15-7 to win the match three games to two.
Chelan now plays in the consolation bracket at 6:45pm tonight against Kiona-Benton, who lost 3-0 to Castle Rock. This amounts to a loser out game, with the winner moving on to play at 11am Saturday.