Weekend volleyball roundup

The Skyview volleyball team went 4-0 on a trip to Southeast Alaska on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to move their overall record to 12-0 this season.


“For the volleyball team to be able to travel and maintain focus and play very hard just says something about my kids,” Skyview coach Sheila Kupferschmid said. “It’s such a privilege for these kids to be able to travel like this and play a couple of different 3A teams in Southeast.

“It was very good ball and a very competitive trip. It brought the kids closer. Bonding really occurred.”

The trip started Thursday with a victory over Sitka. The scores were 23-25, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-18.

Friday, the Panthers notched a victory over Mt. Edgecumbe, the defending Class 3A champs, by scores of 13-25, 30-28, 25-20 and 25-18.

Cheyanne Laber had nine kills and seven blocks, while Sam Reynolds had six kills, Hayley Ramsell had six kills and a block, Jacy Rouse had four blocks and two kills, and Cat Schoessler had seven kills.

Casey Neill led with 10 service points, while Reynolds had six, Ramsell had four and Schoessler and Emily DiPaolo had three apiece.

Neill was 13 of 16 on digs, while Reynolds was 9 of 9. DiPaolo had 19 assists.

Skyview started Saturday with a 25-11, 25-18 and 25-15 victory over Sitka.

Laber had 13 kills, while Reynolds had nine kills, Ramsell had six kills and Schoessler had three kills.

DiPaolo had 31 assists, while Neill was 14 of 16 on digs.

The trip ended with a tight match against Mt. Edgecumbe. Skyview prevailed 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 23-25 and 15-9.

Ramsell had 15 kills, 14 digs and two aces. Laber had 11 kills, six digs and five blocks. Reynolds had nine kills, 11 digs and two aces. Schoessler had four kills and 15 digs.

Rouse had five kills and six blocks. DiPaolo had 33 assists, while Neill had 26 digs and two aces.

Skyview hosts Soldotna on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Seward 3, Nikiski 0

The host Seahawks swept the Bulldogs on Friday in Southcentral Conference action. The scores were 25-22, 25-10 and 25-19.

“To be honest, I think the girls had been working hard in practice all week to be mentally locked in,” Nikiski assistant Crystal Keith said. “They did their best, but Seward was a good team for us to play. They kind of got the lead and kept it.”

Keith said Jodi Cook did a good job playing at the net, while libero Laura Hufford played good defense.

The Bulldogs play at Kenai Central on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Homer 3, Seward 2

The visiting Mariners outlasted the Seahawks for a Southcentral Conference victory Saturday. The scores were 25-17, 25-20, 16-25, 24-26 and 15-5.


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