Thursday volleyball roundup: Peninsula squads have tough time on road

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:35pm
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The host Palmer volleyball team came back for a five-set Northern Lights Conference victory over Kenai Central on Thursday.

The scores were 18-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-10 and 15-7. Sammy Buresh led Palmer with nine kills, while Tiana Lee had 26 assists.

The Kards dropped to 6-5 overall and 2-5 in the NLC.


Wasilla sweeps Soldotna

The host Warriors took 25-9, 25-20 and 25-13 victories from the Stars in an Northern Lights Conference contest on Thursday.

SoHi coach Sheila Kupferschmid, whose squad fell to 3-4 in the NLC and 9-4 in nontournament play, said this was simply one of those matches where her team did not play well.

“We have Palmer (Friday),” Kupferschmid said. “We hope to regroup and rebound from tonight’s match.”

Judah Aley had five kills for the Stars, while Sylvia Tuisaula had four kills. Makenna Rosin had five service points, while Aley and Lindsey Wong had four apiece.


ACS tops Nikiski 3-1

Anchorage Christian Schools avenged a loss to Nikiski earlier in the season with a Southcentral Conference win Thursday in Anchorage. ACS won with game scores of 22-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20.

Nikiski dropped to 3-3 in the conference with the loss, and 3-5 overall outside of tournament play.

“I think we had a good game plan in mind, but we weren’t executing well,” said Nikiski coach Stacey Segura. “I just don’t think the girls were moving their feet that well, but we have a chance to redeem ourselves against Grace.”

Nikiski will face Grace Christian today at 6:30 p.m., and can take second place in the conference with a win.

Brittany Perry led the Bulldogs on Thursday with 10 kills and three aces, while teammate Ayla Pitt added six kills, three aces and four blocks. Emily Hensley had 10 assists, Emma Wik had six assists and Lauren O’Brien notched 20 digs.


Grace Christian sweeps Homer

The host Grace Christian volleyball team swept Homer on Thursday in Peninsula Conference play. The scores were 25-17, 25-18 and 25-16. Annie VanderWeide paced the Grizzlies with 16 assists.


Houston nips Seward

The host Houston volleyball team notched a 3-2 victory over Seward on Thursday in Southcentral Conference play. Houston won the fifth game 15-12.

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