Wolves grab fifth-place finish at Dimond/Service tournament

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 16:10
  • Eagle River’s Jordan Gentile digs out a ball during the Wolves’ match against Wasilla at the Dimond/Service Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Dimond High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Maddi Talton tips the ball over a Wasilla player during their match at the Dimond/Service Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Dimond High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Eagle River claimed a fifth-place finish at the 20-team Dimond/Service Volleyball Tournament Friday and Saturday in Anchorage.

The Wolves went 5-3 in pool play to finish second in a pool that included Wasilla, North Pole, Homer and Juneau. The finish advanced the team into the “Gold” bracket for the top eight teams after the first day of play.

On Saturday morning, Eagle River opened bracket play with a three-set loss to East (18-25, 25-14, 10-15) before rallying to knock off Service in three sets (25-23, 17-25, 25-13). The Wolves were then eliminated with a three-set loss (25-23, 23-25, 8-15) to Palmer Saturday afternoon, tying Colony for fifth place.

Tournament host Dimond defeated Wasilla in Saturday’s championship match.

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