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Skyview volleyball sweeps Nikiski

Posted: September 5, 2012 - 7:32pm

Skyview swept Nikiski in conference volleyball play on Tuesday evening at Nikiski High School. Skyview won the first game 25-20, the second 25-19 and took the third game 25-18.

According to coach Sheila Kupferschmid, Skyview had no serving errors, which amounts to a school record.

"The kids served very well and consistent, the middle blockers did well in containing attacks," Kupferschmid said. "Hayley Ramsell continues to grow in the game and understand and execute."

Ramsell, a sophomore setter, recorded five kills, 19 digs and 16 points.

Skyview's Marlee Cunningham had 11 kills, three blocks and five ace serves, teammate Sam Reynolds had five kills, three blocks and 19 digs, Casey Neill had 12 points and 26 digs, and Cheyanne Laber had five kills.

Bailey Buchholz had 10 kills and three blocks for Nikiski, and teammate Rachel Thompson provided 16 assists.

"Rachel was really picking up Marlee's hits along the line, and just played good defense," Nikiski coach Stacey Segura said. "I'm really proud of the girls for the first two games, but what it comes down to is the small mistakes, like making sure we're closing our blocks and staying low and ready and talking. What it came down to was things we were doing to ourselves."

Taylor Calderwood recorded six aces and five kills for Nikiski, and teammate Rebekah Krogseng had eight kills and four aces.
The conference win puts the Panthers at a 1-1 record and 1-2 overall. Skyview will travel to Anchorage in a week to play ACS on Friday, September 14, and Bartlett on Saturday, September 15.
Nikiski also takes more than a week off before they travel to Houston for games on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15.

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