Friday volleyball roundup: Kenai, Homer win; SoHi, Seward lose

Friday volleyball roundup: Kenai, Homer win; SoHi, Seward lose

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team defeated Seward in Southcentral Conference play Friday by scores of 25-13, 19-25, 25-18 and 25-22.

The Kardinals move to 3-2 in the league and 5-2 in nontournament play, while Seward falls to 3-3 in the league and 3-4 overall.

Bethany Morris had seven kills for Kenai, while Jaiden Streiff had five kills and Abby Every added four kills. Jenna Streiff piled up 25 digs, while Jaiden Streif added 15. Lexi Reis and Morris had four aces apiece.

Seward head coach Jodi Kurtz wrote in a text message that her squad played hard but couldn’t pull out the victory.

Coral Petrosius led with seven kills, while Calysta Lohman had three kills and Riley Von Borstel added two kills. Ashley Jackson had three aces in her 17 serves, while Allie Toloff also served well, finishing with 15 serves.

Colony 3, Soldotna 2

The visiting Stars fell 30-32, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18 and 15-8 in Northern Lights Conference play.

Soldotna falls to 9-2 in nontournament play and 4-1 in the league. The Stars face the Knights again at 12:30 p.m.

“They have a couple of outstanding hitters,” Soldotna coach Sheila Kupferschmid said of the Knights. “Colony has good size, and I think their block affected the match.”

Aliann Schmidt had 18 kills for SoHi, while Ituau Tuisaula had 13 and Bailey Leach added 10.

Holleigh Jaime led with 23 digs, while Brittani Blossom had 16 and Tuisaula added 15. Jaime and Tuisaula also had three aces.

“Holleigh Jaime had one of the best games she’s played this year,” Kupferschmid said. “She was consistent, steady and smart, and didn’t miss a serve.”

Homer 3, Redington 0

The host Homer volleyball team breezed past Redington 25-11, 25-8 and 25-6 to move to 4-1 in the Southcentral Conference and 4-2 in nontournament play.

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