Nikiski volleyball takes consolation in Silver Bracket at Dimond Service tourney

Nikiski volleyball takes consolation in Silver Bracket at Dimond Service tourney

Nikiski led Kenai Peninsula volleyball teams by winning consolation in the Silver Bracket on Saturday at the Dimond Service Volleyball Tournament.

Also from the peninsula, Kenai Central tied for third in the consolation in the Silver Bracket, Soldotna won the Bronze Bracket and Homer was second in the Bronze Bracket.

In Saturday play, Nikiski started with a 25-22, 25-21 loss to Colony. Nikiski then notched a 25-13, 25-21 victory over Southcentral Conference rival Grace Christian. The Bulldogs then topped Kodiak 25-16, 17-25 and 15-8 in the consolation final.

Kenai started Saturday by falling to East, 14-25, 25-23, 15-9. The Kardinals then lost to Kodiak 25-15, 26-24 in the consolation bracket.

The Stars began Saturday by topping Juneau, 25-18, 25-15. Soldotna then defeated Homer 25-16, 25-16 for the bracket championship. Homer had started Saturday with a 25-22, 25-21 victory over Lathrop.

In Friday pool play, Kenai was third in Pool C at 3-5, Nikiski was fourth in Pool D at 2-6, Homer was last in Pool A at 1-7 and Soldotna was last in Pool B at 2-6.

In pool play, Kenai topped Juneau 25-19, 25-22, lost to Service 25-10, 25-15, split with Kodiak 25-20, 18-25 and lost to South 25-10, 25-8.

Nikiski lost to Chugiak 25-23, 25-21, defeated Lathrop 25-15, 25-12, lost to Wasilla 25-18, 25-21 and lost to Eagle River 25-18, 25-17.

Homer lost to Dimond 25-11, 25-17, lost to Thunder Mountain 25-22, 25-17, lost to West Valley 25-19, 25-22 and split with East 20-25, 25-23.

Soldotna split with Grace 25-20, 18-25, lost to Colony 26-24, 25-18, lost to West 25-23, 25-19 and split with Bartlett 23-25, 25-21.

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