The Bothell High volleyball team suffered a tough conference loss to Issaquah on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Issaquah High School.
The Eagles won 25-22, 25-17, 25-23, handing Bothell its second loss of conference play.
Issaquah (4-1 KingCo, 9-1) now leads Bothell (4-2, 10-3) for the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Bothell has one match remaining, while Issaquah is scheduled to play Inglemoor and league-leading Skyline.
Gabby Kepley led Bothell with nine kills on 22 attempts. Sierra Myers had seven kills, Maddie Butters had six kills and Camille Gilmore had five.
Senior hitter Alexa Torres, who has led the Cougars in kills nearly every match this season, hit -.034 for the match with three kills and four errors on 29 attempts.
Next, Bothell is scheduled to play Inglemoor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Inglemoor High School.
The Vikings (1-4, 5-7) snapped a five-match losing skid with a 3-1 win over Mount Si on Oct. 18, and are tied with Newport for the sixth and final bid to the conference tournament.
Newport beat Inglemoor 3-2 on Oct. 5. Both teams have matches on Oct. 24 and 26.
Cedar Park Christian volleyball
The Eagles lost a close, four-set match to Archbishop Murphy on Tuesday, Oct. 19 as the Cascade Conference schedule winds to a close.
Archbishop Murphy won 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, extending its record to 11-0 in conference play and 14-0 overall.
The Eagles (8-3, 10-4) have already clinched a spot in the conference tournament as one of the top three seeds in the conference standings.
Samantha Drechsel led the Eagles (8-3 Cascade, 10-4) with 17 kills. Tess Biscup had 11 kills and Chloe Biscup had seven kills.
Next, Cedar Park is scheduled to wrap up conference play with a home match against Kings (9-2, 10-3) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.