Petersburg High School’s varsity volleyball team won the silver bracket of the Juneau Jive tournament Friday and Saturday.
PHS had losses to Mt. Edgecumbe and Juneau-Douglas in pool play. After pool play Petersburg coach Jaime Cabral said his team matched up against Sitka for a chance to make it into the gold bracket with the larger Southeast schools.
“Ended up a little short on Sitka 25-19 in that one match,” Cabral said. “It was a little different scenario tournament. It was one set to 25 points only instead of the normal two, just cause of time constraints. Lot of our pool was just 1 to 25. But lost to Sitka 25-19 and we responded well though and came back as the silver bracket champions and met Wrangell in the championship in the silver bracket and we performed the best I’ve seen all season in our last game Saturday night.”
Cabral said it was good to see a higher level of competition and good for his team to end the weekend well. Emma Chase and Courtney Fredrickson were named to the all-tournament team and Cabral highlighted some of the other top performances for his team. “Had some really good play from Martha Johnson one of our sophomore defensive specialists,” he said, adding, “kind of her first big tournament at a varsity level for her, she did really well. Courtney Fredrickson did well on the outside. Katie Brock was almost perfect on every swing in that championship game. I think hit like 900 percent on that one. And then Kaia Dahl running the offense, Elisa Larson and Tanya Spears in the middle and Emma Chase defensively and offensively as always came through. We had good performances from some of our other players. Abbi Bennett ran the offense a couple times as a setter. Chandler Stickland got thrown on the outside as an outside hitter one game and she did well. Hana Newman did well and Callie Caples came in and served some massive points.So everyone contributed which was great.”
Petersburg heads next to Klawock on October 19 for the first of two tournaments this fall to determine seeding at the 2A regional tournament. The team will play best-of-five matches against every other 2A team in Southeast. Petersburg opens up the seeding tournament against the Wrangell Wolves.