Soldotna, Kenai Central volleyball suffer consecutive sweeps; Seward wins tournament

The host Palmer volleyball team swept Soldotna 25-21, 25-18 and 25-17 in Northern Lights Conference action Friday.


It was the first loss of the season for the Stars.

"We just struggled on offense," SoHi coach Bruce King said. "We had a hard time with Palmer's left-side attack. It was something we hadn't seen before."

Colony 3, Soldotna 0
The host Knights swept the Stars in NLC action Saturday. The scores were 25-20, 28-26 and 26-24.

Allison Leigh led Colony with 18 kills, while Mary Klapperich added 10 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Maryann Zmuda posted 21 assists for the Knights.

"We had opportunities to win both the second and third sets," King said. "We just couldn't make the plays we needed to in order to put them away."

The Stars are now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Colony 3, Kenai Central 0
The host Knights swept the Kardinals 25-8, 25-10 and 25-18 in NLC competition Friday.

Palmer 3, Kenai Central 0
On Saturday, the Kards dropped a league match to the host Moose. The scores were 25-19, 25-14 and 25-11.

Kenai Central coach John Kennedy said the Moose played solid defense and controlled the ball.

"I saw some bright spots this weekend. The attitude is good, the play is hard," Kennedy said. "For us it's basically just trying to learn the game, We have so much to learn. Experience is one thing you can't teach."

The Kards host Nikiski at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kodiak 3, Homer 0
On Friday, the Bears swept the Mariners 25-14, 28-26 and 25-23 to pick up a Northern Lights Conference win.

Kodiak also defeated Homer on Saturday, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported, but stats were not provided.

Seward tournament
The Seahawks took first in their own two-day tournament, winning 13 of 15 games against Houston, Glennallen and Unalaska.

Houston earned second with a 10-5 record. Each team played 15 games in two days.



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