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Falcon volleyball advances in District 1 tournament

Brittany Wood, Aly Chapman, Emily Houck, Molly Rawls and Hannah Calderwood celebrate after beating Lynden in the fifth set on a deep pass. Sophomore setter Meagan Longdon is in the middle of the huddle.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record
Brittany Wood, Aly Chapman, Emily Houck, Molly Rawls and Hannah Calderwood celebrate after beating Lynden in the fifth set on a deep pass. Sophomore setter Meagan Longdon is in the middle of the huddle.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe / The Record

LYNDEN - South Whidbey split its first round playoff matches against Lynden and Burlington-Edison on Wednesday. The Falcon volleyball team beat the Lynden Lions 3-2, then lost 0-3 to the Burlington-Edison Tigers.

Against the Lions (10-3), the Falcons won the odd sets (first, third and fifth), and put the match away on a surge in the final set. South Whidbey won 25-23, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-7.

Burlington-Edison entered the Northwest District 1 volleyball tournament the top-ranked and only undefeated team at 13-0. The Tigers played like the tournament favorite, beating Mount Baker in three sets prior to sweeping the Falcons 25-11, 25-19 and 25-10.

South Whidbey returns to Langley to host Cascade Conference rival Archbishop Murphy at noon Saturday. The Wildcats lost to the Sehome Mariners 3-2 and swept the Lakewood Cougars 3-0 to advance.

Ben Watanabe / The Record South Whidbey celebrates an early point against Lynden during the Northwest District 1 volleyball tournament Wednesday night. Pictured from left are Brittany Wood, Emily Houck, Mackenzie Hezel, Molly Rawls, Jessica Manca and Linden Firethorne.

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