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Volleyball girls travel around Southeast


Klas Stolpe

Kayley Thorsen goes up for a kill during Wednesday’s Lady Vikings match against Juneau-Douglas.

Viking girls continue to show improvement on the road in Ketchikan.

“Overall the weekend went very well,” Head Coach and Petersburg Athletic Director Jaime Cabral said. “Our junior varsity team played against both the C and junior varsity teams in Ketchikan and performed great. They competed well and it is visible that they are grasping more volleyball knowledge as the season goes on.”

Junior varsity player, Ruby Brock had 12 aces over the weekend and Adanna Kvernvik made seven kills.

The Friday competition found the Petersburg Blue team winning three games to two. The Petersburg White team lost three games to none and the varsity team lost three games to two.

“Friday night was quite a match as both teams competed hard and played amazing volleyball,” Cabral said. “We went down two games to none and fought back to win games three and four and came up short in game five.”

Saturday the Petersburg White team won three games to two, the Petersburg Blue team lost three games to one and the varsity lost three games to none.

Jael Swanson had 12 aces and 13 kills over the weekend and ended up the top offensive player for the varsity team throughout the competition. Lauren Bryner and Courtney Neidiffer racked up 12 digs each to tie as top defensive players for the weekend and Swanson came in with nine digs as well.

Emma Engell helped the team as she came in with 22 assists.

“We struggled offensively throughout the weekend but defense still did a tremendous job of keeping us in the games,” Cabral stated.

These teams left for Juneau and Sitka Wednesday and played Juneau-Douglas Wednesday evening. They will play North Pole and Sitka Thursday and Friday.

“Sitka matches are conference matches,” Cabral said. “We are fortunate to get some playing time with North Pole as they will be visiting Sitka.”


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