Nearing postseason, Falcons swinging momentum in their favor

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.