JUNEAU (KINY) - It was a rocking and rolling weekend of high school volleyball in the Capital City as the Thunder Mountain Falcons and Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears teams faced off on Friday and Saturday.
It was a rocking and rolling weekend of high school volleyball in the Capital City as the Thunder Mountain Falcons and Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears teams faced off on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday night, the Thunder Mountain team secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Region V Tournament after defeating Juneau Douglas at home in straight sets.
The win for the Falcons came courtesy of a strong series of defensive plays in each set, and the offense of Audrey Welling who smashed eight kills at the net. From the line Marissa Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale served up four aces, and defensively the team was led by Kyra Jenkins-Hayes, who had four blocks against the Bears.
JDHS’s JoJo Griggs was her team’s best offensive performer of the night with seven kills while Shaylin Cesar had 11 digs.
On Saturday night the action shifted to downtown as the Bears hosted the Falcons... and JDHS edged the Falcons 3-2 in a nailbiter of a game that saw Riley Stadt lead with five aces, and Griggs with 15 kills.
The loss puts Thunder Mountain at 7-1 in their conference heading into the region five tourney, which is set for Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 at JDHS. The 3A and 4A state championship tournament is scheduled for November 8 through 10 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.