Orcas Vikings give it their all

Viking Kyle Masters sacks the Friday Harbor quarterback. Viking Haley Moss (left) goes for the ball against Mt. Vernon.

The Lady Vikings volleyball team lost 3-0 to Mt. Vernon Christian on Oct. 5.

The ladies achieved their first win of the season against Cedar Park Christian, 3-1 on Oct. 8.

“The team kept focus on their mastery and it led to the win,” said Coach Rebekah Hardee.

Stats for the game were Bethany Hansen 8 aces, 5 digs, 9 kills, Lily Ater 5 kills, Katy Minnis 1 ace, 5 digs, 1 assist, 1 kill, Emily Nichols 1 dig, 4 kills, 1 block, Anneke Ivans 4 kills, Parker Landsman 4 aces, 9 assists, 1 kill, Jessie Nichols 5 aces, 1 dig, 6 assists, 5 kills and Lilly Miller 4 aces.

The Vikings lost 3-2 to Shoreline Christian on Oct. 10 in a tough fought match.

“Saturday was our Dig for the Cure match to raise awareness of breast cancer,” said Hardee. “Pink was everywhere! We fought hard against Shoreline Christian, playing our first 5-set match. Bethany Hansen and Katy Minnis gave us consistent passing which led to great play at the net! In the end we lost the fifth set by 4. They never gave up!”

The Lady Vikings play Friday Harbor and Lopez this week.

The boys soccer team had a successful week with two wins. On Oct. 6, the Vikings beat Lopez 4-1 and on Oct. 8 Orcas dominated Cedar Park Christian 6-1. The 8-3 Vikings are third in league behind Providence Christian 8-2 and undefeated Mt. Vernon Christian 11-0. This week the boys face Shoreline Christian and Grace Academy.

The Lady Vikings soccer team lost a well-played match to Mt. Vernon Christian 1-0 on Oct. 5 and lost to league leader LaConner on Oct. 8, 3-0.  Despite the loss, Coach Chris Doherty was pleased that his team could keep the Braves, who are 8-0 in league play, to only three goals.

Coming off a 42-6 Island Cup victory in September, Orcas traveled to San Juan Island on Oct. 9 for a rematch against the Wolverines and swept the rivalry with a 39-7 win.

“This was a great league win against our island rival under the Friday night lights in Friday Harbor,” said Coach Justin Frausto. “Our defense was great, led by Vanya Bullock, Vinny Kramer and Harrison Goodrich. Our defense had three interceptions by Cameron Aragon, Ricky De Anda and Austin Reinmuth. Pasha Bullock had a great game, kicking the ball off with 4 touchbacks. At halftime we led 21 to 7 and controlled the game. Miles Harlow had a great night passing, going 20 for 32 with 349 yards and 6 touchdowns no interceptions. We spread the ball around with five different wide receivers catching touchdown passes; Pasha Bullock with two and Vanya Bullock, Kramer, Jordan Randolph, T.J. Hobi all with one. Kramer also rushed for 123 yards while Jermey Lee was awarded the sportsmanship medal for the game.”

Frausto is looking to improve on penalties.

“We had far too many Friday night, but that said, we are now tied with LaConner for first in our league at 3-1,” he said.

The Vikings play Bellingham in a non-league game on Lopez next Saturday.

The Viking Cross Country team competed in the largest cross country event in the Northwest, The Nike Hole In The Wall Invitational in Arlington.

“The boys and Millie Kau did well amongst the tough competition with Millie and Brother Murphy again setting personal best times in terrible rainy conditions,” said Coach Steve Hohman. “Overall we finished in the middle of the pack. We continue to get better and our next run will be in two weekends at the district meet. I think we will do very well there and send a couple of runners on to the state meet.”

Homecoming is on Oct. 23 and 24; watch the Sounder for more details.