The Bellevue College Bulldogs played in their final regular season game on Wednesday night, winning the match against Skagit Valley Cardinals in four sets. Despite the season-ending victory, the evening was bitter sweet, as it was the last game at home for four Bellevue players.
“I love being part of a team who strives together to be the greatest team they can be” Hannah Fox said.
From the very beginning, the Bulldogs played like a team experienced with playing alongside one another. The girls stayed balanced, making the other team stay at the net most of the game and clearing up holes in the defense behind them.
Bellevue won the first set 1-0 in the 37th minute of the game with a great play by Heidi Bell, who scored five points in the first set.
While the game started off close, the Bulldogs went on an almost unanswered 15 point streak to bring the score of the first set to 19-6. With help from Marissa Fujimoto, the team was able to score with great spikes to finish the first set at 25-11.
The second set started out with the Cardinals giving the Bulldogs their points through either hitting the ball into the net or hitting the ball out.
Savannah Feist had some exceptional spikes with the assist of Fujimoto. Even with the help however, the Bulldogs weren’t able to keep a clean sheet, and lost the set 18-25.
The third set started out with a long rally, and the game continued to be close until the very end. Thanks to a few spikes from Feist, the set ended with a score of 25-21, with a set score of 2-1.
The forth set started out with the Bulldogs creaming the Cardinals. With great spikes from Feist and Bell, the fourth set ended with a score of 25-16 and a final set score of 3-1.
It was a great way to end the season for a largely successful group, which locked up the number one slot in the NWAACC North division. Riding a .900 league winning percentage and a 26-8 record throughout the season, the Bulldogs couldn’t hope to go out on a higher note.
The sophomores on their way out, Danielle Rehm, Patti Reeves and Feist, were honored with a small ceremony before the game, in which their family greeted them on the court.
Rehm said, “It’s been a great privilege to have known each one of the players and the chance to play with them on the floor.”