SkyHi netters top Mariners

Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Skyview Panthers routed the Homer Mariners in Homer Friday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Panthers won 25-18, 25-19 and 26-24.

"It's always good to win the region match on your opponent's floor," said Skyview coach Sheila Kupferschmid. "The kids came out to play, and we were able to clinch that third set."

Amber Kunz was on top of her game for the Panthers, collecting 17 kills and picking up 10 digs. Anna Bonebrake had seven kills and five block kills while Cady Bon netted four kills and 10 digs. Bonebrake served for 13 points and Melissa Fay served for nine.

Kupferschmid said her squad has become more consistent on the court.

"I think their defense is coming around so they're becoming more aggressive. Our goal is not to let too many balls hit the floor. We're working on that, and the kids are responding," Kuferschmid said.

Skyview, now 2-1 in region play, travels to Seward Tuesday.

Nikiski 3, Heritage 0

Nikiski got 25-11, 25-18 and 25-21 wins in a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Heritage on Friday in Anchorage. The Bulldogs were led by Krystal Gladden and Georgie Heaverley who each finished with five kills. Gladden added four blocks, while Heaverley led the team in digs with 13 and serve aces with three.

Grace 3, Seward 0

The Grace Christian Grizzlies had no trouble putting away the visiting Seward Seahawks, winning 25-12, 25-21 and 25-15 Friday in Anchorage. Grace got five kills from three different players in the Southcentral Conference victory.

Saturday

Nikiski 3, Grace 0

Nikiski finished a successful trip to Anchorage with a three-game sweep of Grace Christian on Saturday. The Bulldogs won 25-20, 25-23 and 25-20.

Hannah Thompson had a team-high eight kills and 12 digs for the Bulldogs, who got three serve aces from Georgie Heaverley and Stacey Griffel.

With two wins over the weekend, the Bulldogs improved to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the Southcentral Conference.

Seward 3, Heritage 1

The Seward volleyball team picked up a road win in the Southcentral Conference by defeating Heritage Christian in four games Saturday in Anchorage by scores of 25-23, 25-15, 22-25 and 25-13.



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