The Unalaska volleyball team defeated Susitna Valley in five games Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy to win the Borealis Conference championship. Both squads qualified for state.
Unalaska, which came into the event with the top seed, defeated the Rams, the No. 2 seed, by scores of 24-26, 25-10, 25-16, 18-25 and 15-4 in the title match.
Su-Valley had won twice Saturday to work its way through the second-chance bracket and into the final. The Rams defeated Birchwood Christian 25-5, 21-25, 25-19 and 25-7. They then topped Cordova 25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 22-25 and 15-11.
Unalaska had moved into the championship of the tournament Friday by sweeping Cordova 25-5, 25-11 and 25-11.
Cordova had made it to that game by defeating Susitna Valley 22-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17 and 15-13 earlier in the day.
Also earlier Friday, host Cook Inlet Academy had stayed alive in the second-chance bracket by defeating Ninilchik 25-15, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-15.
But later, CIA would be eliminated with a 25-10, 25-12 and 25-1 loss to Birchwood. Su Valley defeated Lumen 25-14, 25-12 and 25-11 to move into a 10 a.m. match with Birchwood today.
All Conference Awards
Conference MVP — Hailey Wilson, Unalaska.
Co-coaches of the year — Rachel Peter, Unalaska; Brad Rud, Birchwood.
Sportsmanship award — Cook Inlet Academy.
All-Conference — Hailey Wilson, Unalaska; Alexis Mogalong, Unalaska; Kenna Grenier, Su-Valley; Myka Wilson, Su-Valley; India Rodrick, Su-Valley; Andrea Vargas, Cordova; Inga Arvidson, Cordova; Julianne Berkoff, Unalaska; Emma Patterson, Birchwood.
Tournament MVP — Hailey Wilson, Unalaska.
All-tournament team — Hailey Wilson, Unalaska; Vienna Grenier, Su-Valley; Adrea Vargas, Cordova; Julianne Berikoff, Unalaska; Alexis Magalong, Unalaska; Alana Esquema, Cordova; Gwethalyn Jacob, Cordova; Faith Clark, Birchwood; Ruta Souta, Unalaska.
Team academic award — Cook Inlet Academy, 3.98.
All-academic — Mia Siebenmorgen, Cordova; Alana Esguerra, Cordova; Maya Russin, Cordova; Sophia Dupras, Lumen; Hailey Wilson, Unalaska; Alleri Tungul, Unalaska; Kayla Villamor, Unalaska; Julieanne Berikoff, Unalaska; Leah Dillingham, CIA; Faith Clark, Birchwood Christian; Morgan Nottingham, Birchwood Christian; Jenna Martin, Birchwood Christian; Kenna Grenier, Su-Valley; Maya Mossanen, Su-Valley; India Roderick, Su-Valley.
Nikolaevsk volleyball takes Denali Conference for 7th straight season
The Nikolaevsk mixed six volleyball team won the Denali Conference tournament at Nikolaevsk on Saturday. The Warriors claimed the title for the seventh straight season and will compete at the state meet at Dimond High School in Anchorage from Thursday through Saturday. Fort Yukon was second to also qualify for state.
Dillon Carroll of Fort Yukon was the MVP, while Anderson won the sportsmanship award.
The all-tournament team was Justin Trail of Nikolaevsk, Zachary Trail of Nikolaevsk, Elizabeth Fefelov of Nikolaevsk, Teanna Amodo of Kodiak ESS, Carroll of Fort Yukon, Joshua Smith of Anderson, Doran Mahler of Fort Yukon and Angel Christiansen of Kodiak.