Mustangs win final regular-season match, CIC volleyball tournament match-ups set
Chugiak wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Cook Inlet Conference volleyball tournament with a 3-1 (25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 25-20) win over Bartlett Thursday at Chugiak in the final match of the CIC regular season.
Sophia Lestina had 21 kills and 23 digs for the Mustangs, who got 10 kills from Mazie Edwards and eight from Isabelle Kaltschnee. Claire Schimmack disched 23 assists (and knocked five kills) for Chugiak, which als ogot 10 digs from Cheyenne Young and a five-kill, 10-dig, 25-assist night from Kaitlyn Eastman.
The Mustangs finished 9-5 in the eight-team league and will play No. 6 Service (3-11) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at South High.
Chugiak opened the season by winning eight of its first 10 conference matches but stumbled a bit down the stretch with losses in three of its last four. However, the Mustangs were 2-0 against Service this season, dropping just one set to the Cougars.
The first round of the CIC tournament will be played at Dimond and South, which earned the top two seeds. The rest of the tournament is at Service High.
Eagle River finished 3-11 in the CIC and will face the host Wolverines (11-3) in Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. match at South. After a sluggish start that saw the team drop its first nine CIC matches, Eagle River finished on a hot streak with wins in three of its final five conference matches.
CIC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
At Dimond, South and Service High
Oct. 30-Nov. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 30
West (4) vs. Bartlett (5), 5:30 p.m.
Dimond (1) vs. East (8), 7:30 p.m.
Chugiak (3) vs. Service (6), 5:30 p.m.
South (2) vs. Eagle River (7), 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Loser-out matches at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Semifinals at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2
Loser-out matches at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Winner’s bracket final at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Loser-out matches at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Championship match at 6 p.m. (if-necessary match to follow)
FINAL CIC VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
Dimond 14 0
South 11 3
Chugiak 9 5
West 8 6
Bartlett 7 7
Service 3 11
Eagle River 3 11
East 1 13