While the Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team dropped two matches to the Ketchikan Kings last week, the scores showed that the Falcons are just one kill away from making a statement in the southeast conference.
Kayhi won by scores of 18-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-23, and 15-8 in the first match and 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-8 in the second match.
According to TMHS coach Adriana Northcutt the Falcons played outstanding.
“They were extremely aggressive on and off the net,” Northcutt said. “They played smart and earned every point.”
In match one on Friday, the Ketchikan Kings had to make a dramatic comeback as they trailed two games to zero. The Falcons failed to close out the match.
Kylie Ibias led TMHS with seven kills, one ace and two blocks; Kendra Wittwer had six kills and one block; Jenna Luhrs had two aces and four kills; and Makayla Pierce had three kills.
In match two on Saturday, Katrina Greenlief led with had two blocks and one kill; Darbee Hickok had one ace and two kills; Kendra Wittwer had six kills; Kylie Ibias had six kills; and Michelle Manning and Makayla Pierce both had four kills.
Northcutt said that the Falcons have lots of momentum carrying them into this weekend’s Juneau Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) hosted by Juneau-Douglas High School.
No information on teams attending the JIVE or game times had been received by press time.