Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, December 04, 2006

SoHi skaters top Homer

The Soldotna hockey team defeated Homer 3-1 on Saturday night at the Soldotna Sports Center in a game filled with penalties.

Homer collected 17 penalties in the game, while Soldotna had 18. The Mariners got on the board first when Aaron Lewis scored on assists from Keith Bell and Josh Pitta in the first period. Soldotna’s Daniel Markstrom scored twice early in the second period to give Soldotna the lead. The first goal was assisted by Sam Evanoff while the second was assisted by Anton Olson and Eli Waldrip.

Waldrip found the back of the net in the third period on assists from Clayton Glick and Ben Christianson.

Micah Perletti made 17 saves for Soldotna while Ben Miller made 30 saves for Homer.

Stars 3, Mariners 1

Homer 1 0 0 —1

Soldotna 0 1 2 —3

First period — 1. Homer, Lewis (Bell, Pitta), 2:09. Penalties — Homer 4 for 8:00; Soldotna 5 for 10:00.

Second period — 2. Soldotna, Markstrom (Evanoff), 3:10; 3. Soldotna, Markstrom (Olson, Waldrip), 4:55. Penalties — Homer 5 for 10:00; Soldotna 6 for 12:00.

Third period — 4. Soldotna, Waldrip (Glick, Christianson), 7:14. Penalties — Homer 8 for 24:00; Soldotna 7 for 14:00.

Shots on goal — Homer 9-3-6—18; Soldotna 13-6-14—33.

Goalies — Homer, Miller (33 shots, 30 saves); Soldotna, Perletti (18 shots, 17 saves).

Kenny Lake wins Borealis Tournament

Kenny Lake won the Borealis Conference volleyball tournament on Saturday at Nenana, with Tok and Seldovia also qualifying for the Class 1-2-3A-West state tournament by finishing second and third, respectively.

Area teams Ninilchik and Cook Inlet Academy played at the tournament but did not qualify for state.

Ninilchik entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, but an injury to the Wolverines setter three weeks ago and an injury to the middle blocker during the first game of the tournament left the Wolverines with just six players, according to coach Mary Clock.

Krista Leman made the all-tournament team for Ninilchik.

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