Defending champion Dillingham was ousted from the Class 2A state volleyball tournament Thursday, falling in five sets to Klawock at Dimond High, where the Mixed 6 bracket play will begin Friday.
Klawock, which finished fifth last season, put together a 25-18, 17-25, 25-17, 17-25, 15-5 win in the last quarterfinal match of the day, setting up a Friday showdown with Su Valley.
Su Valley, last season’s fourth place finisher, waltzed into the semifinals with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-14 sweep of Kalskag.
Friday’s other semifinal will be between Unalaska and Craig, who reached by beating Glennallen and Koliganek, respectively. Unalaska was sixth in last season’s tournament, and Craig was runner-up.
Unalaska survived some tight sets with Glennallen, absorbing a first-set loss to emerge with a 19-25, 25-19, 29-27, 25-22 win. Craig handled Koliganek in three sets, winning 25-23, 25-9, 25-10.
The Mixed 6 tournament used a series of two-set matches in pool play to determine tournament seeding Thursday. Noatak earned the top seed and will play eighth-seeded Nikolaevsk in the first quarterfinal at 9 a.m.
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State Volleyball tournament
At Dimond High
Thursday’s first-round scores
Unalaska 3, Glennallen 2
Craig 3, Koliganek 0
Su Valley 3, Kalskag 0
Klawock 3, Dillingham 2
Friday’s match ups
12:30 p.m. — Glennallen vs. Kolikanek
2:15 p.m. — Kalskag vs. Dillingham
5 p.m. — Unalaska vs. Craig
6:45 p.m. — Su Valley vs. Klawock
9 a.m. — Noatak vs. Nikolaevsk
10:45 a.m. — Unalakleet vs. Gustavus
12:30 p.m. — Alak vs. Tanalian
2:15 p.m. — Golovin vs. Akiachak
5 p.m. — Noatak-Nikolaevsk winner vs. Unalakleet-Gustavus winner
6:45 p.m. — Alak-Tanalian winner vs. Golovin-Akiachak winner