Crimson Bears finish second in Penninsula Challenge 2003

Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team took second place in the two-day Peninsula Challenge 2003 tournament in Homer this weekend, losing in four games to the Bartlett Golden Bears in Saturday's championship match.

The Golden Bears beat the Crimson Bears 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21 for the title, which was a rematch of last year's Class 4A state championship match won by Juneau.

In Friday's round-robin pool-play portion of the six-team tournament, Juneau, Bartlett and Homer finished tied with 4-1 records but the Crimson Bears earned the top seed for Saturday's double-elimination bracket because of a tie-breaker. Homer was the second seed and Bartlett took the third seed.

On Saturday, Juneau opened the day with a 25-15, 25-16 victory over Soldotna. The Crimson Bears lost to Bartlett 25-22, 17-25, 15-11 in the semifinals, which dropped Juneau to the losers' bracket. Juneau beat Homer 15-25, 25-23, 15-11 in the losers' bracket final to earn a spot in the championship match.

A more detailed story about the tournament will run in Monday's Juneau Empire sports section.

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