Crimson Bears coasting

Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010

Juneau-Douglas continued its domince of Southeast Conference volleyball over the weekend, coasting to a pair of 3-0 sweeps of the Kings in a double dip at Ketchikan Friday and Saturday.

Hall Anderson / Ketchikan Daily News
Hall Anderson / Ketchikan Daily News

Juneau-Douglas took Friday's match 25-12, 25-10 and 25-12 before winning 25-11, 25-8 and 25-8 Saturday.

Senior middle hitter Sarah Tarver again posted big numbers across the board, racking up 16 kills, 17 digs and five aces in Friday's match before adding 10 kills, 10 digs and four aces Saturday for two double-doubles in two matches.

Senior middle hitter Taylor Larson added five kills Friday and 7 more Saturday.

"We played well, better than we have been," Larson said of the Crimson Bears, who are undefeated in match play. "We really talked and played together. We didn't play down to their level and we stayed on our level the whole time."

Coach Sandi Wagner said the team was better defensively at the net Saturday, though fine-tuning is an ongoing process.

"Compared to (Friday) night, I thought we did a better job blocking," she said. "We took the court away and made them go around or over the top, which made it easier for the defense.

Assistant coach Pat Gorman said senior defensive specialist Kalea Chapman had her best night passing the ball on the year, and senior outside hitter Keaunna Miller served 6 points in the second match. Senior outside hitter Daffodil Alinson had 10 kills and three aces Friday.

Juneau-Douglas is undefeated in match play this year at 7-0, 6-0, and is at Colony on Thursday before participating in another tournament over the weekend. JDHS returns home for matches against Thunder Mountain Oct. 29-30 before the region tournament at Ketchikan.

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