SoHi netters top Homer; Nikiski splits on road

Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Soldotna volleyball team defeated Homer in four games on Friday in Homer in Northern Lights Conference play.

The Stars won 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 and 25-23 to improve to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

Sydney Goggia had a breakout match for the Stars, collecting 10 kills and 14 blocks (six stuff).

Also for the Stars, Becca Satathite had 14 kills and 20 digs, while Kaillee Skjold had six blocks (three stuff). Kylee Woodford had 29 digs, while Kaycee Munn had 17 digs and three aces.

Heidi Westerman had 19 assists, while Julie Litchfield had 15 assists.

The Stars will host Skyview on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Nikiski splits on road trip

Nikiski topped Anchorage Christian Schools in five games on Friday before losing to Grace in three games on Saturday, both in Southcentral Conference play.

The scores against ACS were 25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-21 and 15-12.

"All the girls played really well," Nikiski coach Amber Oliva-Douglas said. "We used three different offensive lineups and they adjusted well to all three."

Against Grace, Nikiski lost 25-18, 25-19 and 25-9. In the third game, the Bulldogs were up 9-5 before Oliva-Douglas said they lost mental toughness.

"They played the first and second games very, very strong," said Oliva-Douglas of her team, which is now 2-10 overall and 1-7 in conference. "They played good defense and were doing a good job of placing their hits."

Nikiski will travel to meet Ninilchik on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

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