High school volleyball: Unalaska, Su Valley, Unalakleet and Golovin all have shot at state title

AnchorageDecember 13, 2013 

Championship matches are set for the Class 2A and Mixed 6 state volleyball tournaments at Dimond High, after a busy day of matches Friday. 

Unalaska and Su Valley each put together five-set victories in the Class 2A semifinals, taking down Craig and Klawock, respectively. Defending Mixed 6 champion Unalakleet swept Noatak to reach the finals, where it will face Golovin, a four-set semifinal winner over Alak. 

Unalaska dropped its first set to Craig, bounced back to win the next two before surrendering the fourth to Craig and forcing a deciding fifth set to 15 points. Unalaska escaped with a 16-25, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 15-13 win. 

Su Valley’s victory was equally tumultuous, with Su Valley taking the first two sets and Klawock coming back to take the next two. Su Valley prevailed 25-16, 25-13, 22-25, 14-25, 15-13.  

Unalakleet is trying to complete an undefeated Mixed 6 season for the second straight year. It improved to 24-0 with two wins Friday, taking out Gustavus in the first round before sweeping Noatak. 

Golovin blew by Akiachak with a first-round sweep Friday morning, but lost the first set to Alak in the semifinals, before storming to win the next three sets. 



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Class 2A and Mixed 6 state volleyball tournament
Friday’s results

Class 2A

Koliganek 3, Glennallen 1 
Dillingham 3, Kalskag 0 


Unalaska 3, Craig 2
Su Valley 3, Klawock 2


Mixed 6 Quarterfinals

Noatak 3, Nikolaevsk 0 
Unalakleet 3, Gustavus 0
Alak 3, Tanalian 2
Golovin 3, Akiachak 0


Unalakleet 3, Noatak 0
Golovin 3, Alak 1


Saturday’s schedule

Class 2A 9 a.m. — Dillingham vs. Koliganek (fourth place)
10:45 a.m. — Craig vs. Klawock (third place)
7 p.m. — Su Valley vs. Unalaska  (championship)


Mixed 6

9 a.m. — Nikolaevsk vs. Gustavus (consolation)
10:45 a.m. — Tanalian vs. Akiachak (consolation)
12:30 p.m. —   Noatak vs. Alak (third place)
2:15 p.m. —   Nikolaevsk-Gustavus winner vs. Tanalian-Akiachak winner (fourth place)
5 p.m. —  Golovin vs. Unalakleet (championship) 




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