The Kayhi volleyball team placed third in the silver bracket at the Juneau J.I.V.E. Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
Kayhi lost their opening match to Craig, which put them into the silver bracket where they went 1-3 with a win over Metlakatla. Kayhi lost to Juneau-Douglas 3-0 in a conference game on Thursday, ending the weekend with a record of 2-13 in the tournament.
The Kayhi Lady Kings (0-14, 0-6) lost to the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears Friday (25-15, 25-9, 25-13) and Saturday night (25-11, 25-8, 25-8). Kayhi senior Lezille Sagrado said they played better this time around against Juneau than they did during Spiketacular.
“On Friday, we definitely played better against them than the first time at the Spiketacular Tournament,” said Sagrado. “We tried the best we could and I feel great about how we played overall. On Saturday, however, things weren’t going as well as expected, but we are definitely competitive with JDHS. We just need to fix our little mistakes.”
The Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball team will host Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears this weekend. Friday and Saturday night, C team will play at 4:45 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., and varsity will follow 15 minutes after the JV game is over.
Senior Night will be in between the JV and varsity games on Saturday. The players being recognized on Senior Night are Jadyn Lewis, Megan Cornwall, Lezille Sagrado, and manager Torie Skillings. Kayhi senior Lezille Sagrado is looking forward to a crowd and a win this weekend.
“I like seeing my team happy and I think that a win would make that happen,” said Sagrado. “I think we have a good chance of coming out on top, because it’s a home game, and it’s Senior Night. Being one of the only four seniors on the team makes it hard and it’ll be sad knowing that I won’t be here next year.”
The Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball team competed at Thunder Mountain this weekend. Both varsity and JV were defeated Friday and Saturday. While the C team triumphed over the Falcons both nights. Assistant coach Kelly Smith said the JV and C teams showed improvement this weekend.
“I thought the C girls made great improvements especially in serving,” said Smith. “JV competed hard against an older, more experienced team. I’m proud of all the girls.”
Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball will conclude their regular season-play this weekend, hosting Juneau-Douglas and celebrating their seniors on Saturday, Oct. 7th.
The Kayhi Lady Kings played non conference games against Metlakatla this weekend. Varsity won their match (27-25, 26-24, 25-17) along with JV (25-16, 25-18, 15-10). Junior Aedel-France Magno said the team did really good overall.
“The scrimmage went pretty well,” said Magno. “We played smart, and I honestly think that’s all that counts. It doesn’t exactly matter if we win or not, it’s about how we feel about it.”
Kayhi will be playing at Thunder Mountain on Sept. 29th.
The Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball team will be hosting non conference games against Metlakatla this Saturday. Games will start at 12:30 p.m. Junior Aedel-France Magno said she is looking forward to this weekend’s non conference games.
“It’s good for us to get as much experience as we can get,” said Magno. “All in all, we’re excited to play volleyball whether it’s a conference game or a scrimmage.”
Head coach Beth Sandefur said she was proud of the team chemistry on the court.
“The team’s chemistry was outstanding,” said Sandefur. “There was no bickering or blaming when mistakes were made, and when things got tough, we stuck together as a team and encouraged each other. It was exactly what I wanted to see from my players.”
The Lady Kings volleyball team went (0-9) in the annual Spiketacular Tournament in Anchorage during the weekend. Kayhi lost to Juneau-Douglas (6-25), Kodiak (17-25), Chugiak (9-25), Kenai (22-25) and South Anchorage JV (3-25) on Friday. On Saturday, the Lady Kings lost to East Anchorage (8-25), West Anchorage (10-25), Palmer (12-25) and Service (11-25). Kayhi will play at Thunder Mountain Sept. 29th.