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Vikings fall to Sitka High

 

Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Sophomores Kyla Willis (right) and Kylie Wallace (left) block a spike by a Sitka player.

The Vikings varsity girl’s volleyball team had a strong start last Friday night when they faced Sitka High School but didn’t pull through for the win.

Assistant Coach Lana Corl said she’s happy with the girl’s performance in the face of a more experienced team.

“We came out Friday night and showed them our stuff,” Corl said.

The Vikings lost to Sitka 16-25 the first match but were able score more points the second with a 20-25 loss. They won the third match with a final score of 25-19.

Corl said she’s very impressed with the team’s blocks and added that the Vikings do it better than the teams they’ve faced this season.

“It’s something the other teams fear,” Corl said. “Unfortunately they can’t seem to keep that momentum going.”

The varsity team was unable to pull through during the fourth match and lost the set 16-25.

Corl said the young team, made up primarily of sophomores, has a lot of potential and play well when they focus.

Coach Jamie Cabral said last week that Petersburg has one of the most athletic teams in the region and with experience will become an extremely competitive team.

The Viking squad lost three games and the match Saturday night.

 

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