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Prep volleyball: Day 2 of CIC tournament

Mafi Makihele of East, right, sets the ball as West defenders Rita Dexter, left, and Ashley Tua prepare to defend during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service. West won the match in four sets.
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Anne Vollertsen, left, and Ashley Tua of West hit the floor to keep a ball in play against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Falua Makihele of East, right, tips the ball past Diana Lobontiu of West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Rebecca Jones of West, right, knocks the ball past East defenders Sydney Smith, left, and Nadia Frank-Macon during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
East players chase a ball into the Thunderbird cheering section in the third set of a match with West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Rita Dexter of West goes for a kill against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Sydney Smith of East focuses on the ball during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action against West on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rosie Rush of West bumps the ball against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Taria Page, center, and her East teammates celebrate a point against West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Hana Lance of West plays an East serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Morgan Hill of East fields a West serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
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Mafi Makihele of East, right, sets the ball as West defenders Rita Dexter, left, and Ashley Tua prepare to defend during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service. West won the match in four sets.
Erik Hill
Anne Vollertsen, left, and Ashley Tua of West hit the floor to keep a ball in play against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Falua Makihele of East, right, tips the ball past Diana Lobontiu of West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rebecca Jones of West, right, knocks the ball past East defenders Sydney Smith, left, and Nadia Frank-Macon during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
East players chase a ball into the Thunderbird cheering section in the third set of a match with West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rita Dexter of West goes for a kill against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Sydney Smith of East focuses on the ball during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action against West on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rosie Rush of West bumps the ball against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Taria Page, center, and her East teammates celebrate a point against West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Hana Lance of West plays an East serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Morgan Hill of East fields a West serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Mafi Makihele of East, right, sets the ball as West defenders Rita Dexter, left, and Ashley Tua prepare to defend during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service. West won the match in four sets.
Erik Hill
Anne Vollertsen, left, and Ashley Tua of West hit the floor to keep a ball in play against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Falua Makihele of East, right, tips the ball past Diana Lobontiu of West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rebecca Jones of West, right, knocks the ball past East defenders Sydney Smith, left, and Nadia Frank-Macon during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
East players chase a ball into the Thunderbird cheering section in the third set of a match with West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rita Dexter of West goes for a kill against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Sydney Smith of East focuses on the ball during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action against West on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Rosie Rush of West bumps the ball against East during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Taria Page, center, and her East teammates celebrate a point against West during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Hana Lance of West plays an East serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill
Morgan Hill of East fields a West serve during Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament action on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Service.
Erik Hill

Dimond became the first Cook Inlet Conference volleyball team to clinch a spot in next week’s state tournament, downing Chugiak on Wednesday in the second round of the CIC tournament at Service High. 

Service stayed alive in the double-elimination event that awards state berths to the top three teams, earning a sweep of Eagle River in a loser-out match, and West knocked off East in four sets in the only remaining first-round match. 

Dimond needed four sets to take down Chugiak 26-24, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19. Leah Swiss turned in 23 kills and 31 digs, with Chrisalyn Johnson adding 17 kills and 22 digs. 

Taliyah Edwards and Rohyn Huss sparked the Lynx attack with 12 and 11 kills, respectively, Heidi Andrus backed the defense with 36 digs and Jenna Mixson and Allie McDonnell dished a combined 60 assists. 

“It was a really competitive match,” Dimond coach Kim Lauwers said. “Chugiak played amazing.”

Rachel Gregg’s 13 kills and 10 blocks propelled the Mustangs, with Kirsten Veech adding five kills and 10 digs. Sara Rutz accumulated 22 digs to go with Elle Gray’s 13. 

“We just wanted to continue to play our game,” said Chugiak coach Bobbi Mason. “We play with confidence and we play with class.”

Service swept Eagle River 25-10, 25-13, 25-8, led by 11 kills from Tayleigh Talmadge, 11 assists from Cydney Clark and 14 digs from Monique Mojica. Morgan Christie chipped in with six kills, six blocks and two aces.

West and East battled through the first match of the CIC tournament to extend beyond three sets, West coming out on top 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17. 

Rita Dexter ripped 16 kills for the Eagles, with Anne Vollerton’s 46 assists stimulating the offense. Rebecca Jones tossed in eight kills and five aces, with Dianna Lebontiu notching 15 digs.

 

Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament

At Service High

Wednesday’s results

West 3, East 1 (first round)

Service 3, Eagle River 0 (loser out)

Dimond 3, Chugiak 0 (winners bracket)

Thursday’s matches

4:30 p.m. — Bartlett vs. East (loser out)

6:30 p.m. — South vs. West (winners bracket)

 



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