Falcons Maya Tschetter (12), Kayla Knauer (9), Emma Hodson (11), Grace Halsted (13) and Morgan Batchelor celebrate a point in Tuesday’s match. (Photo by John Fisken)

Falcons Maya Tschetter (12), Kayla Knauer (9), Emma Hodson (11), Grace Halsted (13) and Morgan Batchelor celebrate a point in Tuesday’s match. (Photo by John Fisken)

Falcons nipped by Mariner / Volleyball

The South Whidbey volleyball team lost a close match to visiting 4A Mariner Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The Marauders eked out a 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-16, 24-26, 15-13) win.

Emma Hodson led the offense with 16 kills; she also tallied three blocks. Arianna Briggs added seven kills and three blocks, while Maya Tschetter recorded 35 assists and five aces.

“(It) went pretty well,” coach Mandy Jones said. “Great starting point for the season.”

The Falcons (0-1) host Friday Harbor (0-1) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Kamryn Wilson hits around a Mariner block.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kamryn Wilson hits around a Mariner block. (Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson passes for the Falcons.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson passes for the Falcons. (Photo by John Fisken)

Alyssa Johnson gets the offense going with a pass.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Alyssa Johnson gets the offense going with a pass. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kayla Knauer receives a serve.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kayla Knauer receives a serve. (Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson tips for a point.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emma Hodson tips for a point. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kamryn Wilson uses a tip to attack for South Whidbey.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kamryn Wilson uses a tip to attack for South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Maya Tschetter sets up the South Whidbey attack.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Maya Tschetter sets up the South Whidbey attack. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kayla Knauer serves for South Whidbey.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kayla Knauer serves for South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kamryn Wilson powers a serve for the Falcons.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Kamryn Wilson powers a serve for the Falcons. (Photo by John Fisken)

Maya Tschetter passes to set up a teammate.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Maya Tschetter passes to set up a teammate. (Photo by John Fisken)

A large crowd backs the South Whidbey volleyball team.	(Photo by John Fisken)

A large crowd backs the South Whidbey volleyball team. (Photo by John Fisken)