Thunder Mountain spikes northern foes

The Thunder Mountain Falcons volleyball team lost some tight games at Haines, falling 18-25, 19-25, 26-28 on Thursday and 14-25, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25 on Friday.

“This was the best net play I have seen from the girls all season,” Falcons head coach Adriana Rodriguez said. “We had great net work with lots of blocks and touches. We are really improving our offensive attacking.”

Kendra Wittwer and Michelle Manning led the Falcons Thursday with six kills; Wittwer and Makayla Pierce led with seven kills on Friday.

“We are missing two of our starters but the girls played the net great,” Rodriguez said. “We were moving a bit slow on defense but the girls are playing really excited and know they can compete with anyone right now.”

The Falcons played Whitehorse on Saturday. Scores were not available at press time.

The Juneau-Douglas volleyball varsity had the weekend off. The JDHS JV and C teams played in Sitka’s small school tournament. The JD number 2 and 3 teams did not advance out of the Silver Bracket. The JD number 1 team won the finals of the Gold Bracket, beating Sitka JV 25-13, 23-25, 15-9.

The TMHS JV lost a tight match in the Gold Bracket to JD 25-12, 25-23.

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