JDHS ends regular season by sweeping SE rival Ketchikan

Junuea's Kalbrener and Hahnlen rack of the kills for the Bears

Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team ended the regular season this weekend with two wins over visiting Ketchikan.

On senior night on Saturday, senior Hannah Barril went on an eight-point service run in the fourth game as the Crimson Bears defeated the Kings 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14.

"I'm so happy with my team and I'm going to miss them," Barril said after Saturday's victory. "I'm going to miss them so much."

Lesley Kalbrener posted 13 kills, and Jillian Hahnlen added 18 kills during Saturday's win.

Juneau-Douglas dropped the first game and struggled in the second. After a time out with the score tied at 12, the Crimson Bears rattled off six straight points and held on to even the match at one game each.

In the third game, the Crimson Bears raced out to a 16-8 advantage. The Kings refused to roll over, however, and fought back to cut Juneau's lead to 23-21. The Crimson Bears scored the game's last two points to seal a 2-1 match lead.

Juneau-Douglas found themselves trading shots with Ketchikan in the fourth game before Barril's serving and Hahnlen's presence in the middle helped give the Crimson Bears the match.

"It wasn't their best match, but they pulled it out," JDHS coach Sandi Wagner said. "There was a lot of distractions today and they were able to turn it around and pull it out. That was a good victory."

Barril had 14 digs and Sarah Christianson contributed eight kills and 14 digs in Saturday's win.

On Friday, the Crimson Bears topped Ketchikan 25-13, 25-23, 25-13.

Kalbrener led the team in kills with 13, Hahnlen added nine kills and Christianson contributed eight kills in the victory.

Sara Manning added six kills while Rochele Rodman and Anne Wilcock added two kills each in the win.

Christianson led the team in digs with nine.

With the regular season over, the Crimson Bears will turn their attention to the Region V tournament in November. The tourney takes place Nov. 3-5 at Mt. Edgecumbe.

"We've got a lot we're going to be working and a lot to focus on," Wagner said. "We had a breakdown in communication a couple times. A couple times we got into a jag where we didn't play hard. Those are things we have to make sure we work hard on and focus on."

On Friday, the Juneau-Douglas junior varsity defeated Ketchikan 25-9, 25-19, 25-7. The J.V. won again on Saturday, 25-11, 25-7, 25-17.

The C team earned two wins this weekend. On Saturday, the Bears topped Kayhi 25-13, 25-15, 25-11. On Friday, JDHS topped the Kings 25-11, 25-20, 25-17.

• Tim Nichols, sports editor, can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com

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