Nearing postseason, Falcons swinging momentum in their favor | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey volleyball senior Sarah Hodson prepares to attack the Granite Falls defense on Thursday night at South Whidbey High School.

If the goal for South Whidbey’s volleyball team is to enter the postseason with some momentum, then Thursday night’s 3-0 victory over Granite Falls was the first step in that direction.

Despite a slow start — a trend that is all too familiar for the Falcons — South Whidbey improved to 6-6 overall and 4-6 in the Cascade Conference. The Falcons won a relatively close first set 25-17, followed by drubbings in the second (25-5) and third (25-9) sets.

The victory was notched on Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Falcons sported pink tie-dye T-shirts with text in the center that read, “No One FIGHTS Alone!”

The win held a deeper significance for Falcon sophomore Emma Leggett, whose mother beat Stage 1 breast cancer during her childhood. Leggett led the Falcons with 10 kills. A fundraiser was held to raise money for breast cancer survivors and patients.

“It means a lot to be able to fundraise for her,” Leggett said.

South Whidbey has locked up the third seed entering the 1A District tournament on Oct. 26-29 at Lynden Christian High School.