Bellevue College volleyball won a back-and-forth thriller at Edmonds in five sets Seaview Gymnasium, taking down the Tritons 28-26, 17-25, 23-25, 25-20. 17-15. The ‘dogs, down 2-1 heading into set four rallied to take the next two sets in a tradeoff win on the home team’s court, as the Tritons topped Bellevue back on Sept. 20 in a previous five-set nail-biting match.
In the first set, Bellevue appeared to be out of it on several occasions, down 16-10, 16-21, and set point 20-24, but stormed back on all three occasions. With the opening set on the line, two critical Edmonds mistakes in addition to a pair of big-time kills from BC freshman Jessi Mahler tied it up at 24-24. Emma Heywood and Jeanice Gamez then delivered swings to put it away in the comeback opening-set win.
In set four, Bellevue had four service aces in addition to a hit percentage of .300 in a decisive win that tied it up at 2-2 heading into the fifth set. Edmonds jumped ahead 7-2 as BC lost it’s hot hand offensively before Gamez pounded home two kills along with Annie Goetze delivering in a critical three-point swing from 6-9 to 9-9. The freshman Goetze would continue the surge down the stretch delivering an ace and two more kills to lead the miracle comeback.
Bellevue is now tied with Edmonds in first place with identical 6-1 records. The Bulldogs have two home matches next week on Wednesday Oct. 18 and Friday Oct. 20 vs. Shoreline and Olympic respectively. First serve in both matches is set for 7 p.m.
Last Updated October 14, 2023