Chloe Johnson sets during South Whidbey’s run through the invitational Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Chloe Johnson sets during South Whidbey’s run through the invitational Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Falcons win invitational tournament / Volleyball

Once the competition started, the South Whidbey volleyball team wasn’t gracious hosts; the Falcons dominated the competition on the way to winning their annual invitational Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Falcons finished first in the eight-team tournament with a 13-1 record.

Each team faced the other seven in two sets to 25 in the round-robin tournament.

South Whidbey’s lone loss was 25-14 to Coupeville. The Falcons recovered to beat the Wolves by the same score, then zipped through the remainder of the schedule. No other team got to within seven points of South Whidbey, and the Falcons held their opponents to single digits in seven sets.

The South Whidbey junior varsity also played in the tournament, which featured only one other JV team, and posted a 7-7 record.

The Falcons (2-0) play at Chimacum (0-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Kayla Knauer passes for the Falcons.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kayla Knauer passes for the Falcons. (Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Leggett serves for South Whidbey.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Leggett serves for South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Megan Leonard puts the ball in play.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Megan Leonard puts the ball in play. (Photo by John Fisken)

Alyssa Ludtke goes for a kill in Saturday’s match.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Alyssa Ludtke goes for a kill in Saturday’s match. (Photo by John Fisken)

Lyah Nelson celebrates a South Whidbey point.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Lyah Nelson celebrates a South Whidbey point. (Photo by John Fisken)

Angelina Wilson powers a serve during the invitational.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Angelina Wilson powers a serve during the invitational. (Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson gets ready to smack a serve Saturday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson gets ready to smack a serve Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

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