Weekend volleyball roundup

The Skyview volleyball team won the silver bracket Saturday at the West Spiketacular in Anchorage.

The top seven teams after Friday’s pool play went to the gold bracket, which was won by Dimond.

Skyview was seeded 10th after pool play. The Panthers opened up the bracket by topping Wasilla 2-1, before sweeping Anchorage Christian Schools 2-0 in the semifinals. In the final, Skyview topped Grace Christian, the top seed in the silver bracket, 2-1.

Nikiski finished tied for third in the bronze bracket. The Bulldogs started Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Nome, but then lost 2-1 to Barrow in the semifinals.

In Friday pool play, Skyview had a 6-6 record, while Nikiski was 3-9.

Skyview took two in a forfeit over Bartlett, split with Grace 15-20 and 20-14, lost to West 20-14 and 20-10, split with Chugiak 14-20 and 20-17, lost to Colony 20-17 and 21-19, and swept Nome 20-11 and 20-11.

Nikiski lost to Palmer 20-14 and 22-20, split with Juneau 20-11 and 18-20, lost to Service 20-9 and 20-11, lost to South 20-13 and 20-12, split with Lathrop 13-20 and 20-14, and split with Barrow 14-20 and 20-10.

Senior middle-hitter Jodi Cook was chosen by the coaches to the All-Tournament team.

Peninsula Challenge

The Homer volleyball toppled Kenai Central in the championship of the Peninsula Challenge in Homer on Saturday.

The tournament included Kenai, Homer, Kenai JV, Homer JV and Cordova.

The Kardinals varsity made their way into the championship with a perfect record, so Homer had to come up with two victories for the title. The score in the first title match was 25-19, 17-25 and 15-7. Homer then won the championship game 25-19.

The Mariners placed Tayla Cabana, Zoia Basargin, Larsen Fellows and Maggie Koplin on the all-tournament team. For Kenai, Abby Beck, Kiana Harding, Justice English and Heidi Perkins made all-tournament. Emily Koziczkowski of Kenai JV also made all-tournament, as did Darian Sorenson of Cordova.

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