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Nikiski netters earn split on the weekend

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The Nikiski volleyball team defeated Unalaska on Friday before losing to Seward on Saturday. Both games were at Nikiski.

On Friday, the Bulldogs topped Unalaska 25-15, 25-15 and 25-10 for a nonconference win. Nikiski coach Amber Oliva-Douglas said it was a fun victory and the whole team played well.

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On Saturday, the Bulldogs and Seahawks split four close games before Seward prevailed 15-12 in the fifth game. The loss left Nikiski at 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the Southcentral Conference.

Oliva-Douglas said the match was a good sign for the future.

"We're right where we want to be with our offensive and defensive strategies for this time in the season," Oliva-Douglas said.

The coach said Taylor Calderwood did well on offense, Minna Bogard did well on defense, Bailey Buchholz had a solid match, Kinsey Martin did well at the net, Sienna Wallis energized the team with some blocks, and Rachel Thompson and Savannah Griffel provided solid setting.

The Bulldogs host Anchorage Christian Schools on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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