Nikiski, SoHi volleyball set to clash

  • By Staff Report
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:32am
  • Sports

The Nikiski and Soldotna volleyball teams play at different classes and in different conferences, but nevertheless the Bulldogs and Stars will meet in the first of two high-profile matches tonight at Nikiski at 5 p.m.

The Bulldogs, who play at the Class 3A level, enter the match at 9-0 overall in nontournament play, while the Stars, who play at Class 4A, are 7-2 overall.

Tonight will be senior night for the Bulldogs, and Nikiski athletic director Dylan Hooper will try and break the world record for the most weight held by a beard.

The Stars are just the type of team Nikiski will have to defeat if the Bulldogs want to make another deep run at Class 3A state, where they were runner-up last season.

“It should be exciting,” Nikiski coach Stacey Segura said. “I hope all of the stuff doesn’t distract us.”

Though they play in a class for smaller schools, the Bulldogs were able to top the Stars 27-26 in a game in pool play at the West Spiketacular on Sept. 15.

“My kids will be ready,” Soldotna coach Sheila Kupferschmid said. “They know they are playing a very good Nikiski team. We are the underdogs. They were the runner-up at state and they beat us at the West Spike.”

Oct. 17, the two squads will meet again at Soldotna in a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund of the Central Peninsula Health Foundation. The fundraising activities will include a dessert auction at the match, a serve-a-thon in practice the next day and a class competition for raising funds.

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