Top-seeded Lynx bump Chugiak from CIC tourney

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:27
  • Chugiak’s Isabelle Kaltschnee goes up against Dimond’s Hahni Johnson during Dimond’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Rebekah Smith goes up for a spike against Dimond during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Samantha Harris goes up for a block against Dimond’s Maya Carle during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Allison Chase bumps the ball against Dimond during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Claire Schimmack bumps the ball against Dimond during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Kaitlyn Eastman goes up for a block against Dimond’s Madelyn Shockey during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Reyna Moore bumps the ball in front of teammate Malia Mortensen during the Mustangs’ 3-0 loss to Dimond in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Malia Mortensen dives for a ball against Dimond during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Allison Chase, left, and Claire Schimmack react after going up for a block against Dimond during the Lynx’s 3-0 win over the Mustangs in an elimination match at the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament at Service High on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak was knocked out of the Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament by the top-seeded Dimond Lynx on Friday, Nov. 3 at Service High.

The Lynx came out hot and stayed that way, winning 25-18, 25-21, 25-15 to secure a spot in the third-place match against South for a spot in the state tournament.

The sixth-seeded Mustangs reached the consolation round semifinals with a four-set win over Service on Thursday, pulling away from the host Cougars 25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13.

No. 8 seed Eagle River lost its two tournament matches in straight sets and was eliminated by West on Wednesday.

CHS trio named second-team All-CIC

Chugiak’s Sophia Lestina, Malia Mortensen and Kaitlyn Eastman were named to the second-team All-Cook Inlet Conference team announced following the CIC tournament. Lestina is a junior outside hitter, Mortensen is a senior libero and Eastman is a senior right hitter.

Senior setter Allison chase was honorable mention for the Mustangs, as was Eagle River’s Shelby Dunn.

Chugiak also won the Cook Inlet Conference team academic award with a combined 3.89 grade point average.

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