Prep volleyball report: Dimond, East and West and Chugiak were winners Wednesday

Dimond and South, which have met in the past three Class 4A volleyball state championship finals, clashed Wednesday in a Cook Inlet Conference match at South High. Defending state champion Dimond swept 25-23, 25-23, 25-21.

Chrisalyn Johnson's 12 kills and 17 digs led the way for the Lynx, and Leah Swiss contributed 10 kills and 10 digs. Jenna Mixson and Allie McDonnell each distributed 16 assists, with Taliyah Edwards and Rohyn Huss each smacking six kills. Huss was also a defensive force at the net with seven blocks.

"It was a great match" said Dimond coach Kim Lauwers. "The stands were packed."

East 3, Eagle River 0

Taria Page produced nine kills, four aces and three blocks Wednesday to help power a 25-9, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of visiting Eagle River in a CIC volleyball match.

East's Mafi Makihele dished 15 assists, with Morgan Hill adding six kills and Sydney Smith ripping five kills.

Lindsey Foster led Eagle River with five kills, Paige Ardizzone pitched in four and Kara Viotto struck for three.

West 3, Service 1

Ashlee Tua's 10 kills propelled the West volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-27, 25-15, 25-15 CIC victory Wednesday over visiting Service.

Rita Dexter's pitched in with six kills and 12 digs for the Eagles, with Rebecca Jones pounding seven kills and Anne Vollertsen handing out 21 assists.

Tayleigh Talmadge feel just short of a double-double for Service, netting eight kills and 17 digs. Morgan Christy added five kills and eight blocks.


Chugiak 3, Bartlett 0

Rachel Gregg's 13 kills and six blocks helped power a Chugiak sweep of Bartlett on Wednesday in a Cook Inlet Conference volleyball match at Bartlett High, where the Mustangs rolled 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. 

Natalie Stark contributed nine kills and a pair of aces for the Mustangs, with Kristin Veech adding nine digs and three aces. 

Kayla Panzarella paced Bartlett with 15 assists and Noya Fiame came up with seven digs. Autumn Plews hit for five kills and Fia Manu hit for three. 

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