Soccer and volleyball season has kicked off

By Portia White

Orcas High School senior

The Lady Vikings volleyball team had their first home game of the season on April 10 against the Concrete Lions. Orcas took the first two sets, but Concrete was able to hold their own as they battled through all five sets, ending in the Lions’ favor 2-3.

On April 15, Orcas volleyball traveled to Mount Vernon Christian where they faced the Hurricanes. It was a tough battle and the Lady Vikings fell short in a 0-3 loss.

This week the Lady Vikings will be facing Coupeville at home on April 23 followed by a trip to Concrete on April 24 where they will take on the Lions.

Vikings soccer completed the first week of their season with a home game against Providence Classical Christian on April 10. It was a close match until the end, but with two goals scored in the first half by senior, August Groeninger and junior, William Garcia and a penalty kick by Groeninger, the Vikings took the victory 3-2.

On April 13 the Vikings picked up a game with Grace Academy. All the players got to see the field as Orcas finished the game with a score of 10-0. This week the Vikings will be traveling to Cedar Park Christian Lynwood on April 21 and will take on Mount Vernon Christian at home on April 24.

Cross-country coach Mike Kulper says he’s really pleased with the students’ performance.

“Our top finisher was Finn Ontjes, who happens to be our youngest runner. He’s an eighth grader at the middle school,” he said. “Finn finished 7th out of 22 runners from the three schools participating: Coupeville, Mount Vernon Christian and us, while Ryan Derr finished just behind him. It was an incredibly beautiful venue out at Fort Casey overlooking the cliffs, ocean, Olympic mountain range, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.”

Corey Wiscomb/contributed photo
Viking Darian Johnson (left) during the April 10 game.

Corey Wiscomb/contributed photo Viking Darian Johnson (left) during the April 10 game.