Volleyballers beat Hutch in two home games


Photo by Paul Apfelbeck

Galena volleyballer Kiana Korta goes up against Eielson with this spike during the game on Oct. 21.

By ELENA JACOBS, staff writer

The Galena Hawks volleyball team beat the visiting Hutchison Hawks in two games on Friday and Saturday.

The Hawks beat Hutchison in five matches on Friday. On Saturday, the Galena girls swept all three matches against Hutch.

The girls lost on both days to Eielson, who also came to Galena this weekend.

The team has fought hard throughout the season so far. Here’s the highlights of the season so far.

September 15-17 was the weekend of the Lady Hawk’s first volleyball games. The team played five matches at the Delta Junction High School against the Delta Huskies on Sept. 15. The score of the first match was 25-19 Delta, second match 25-20 Galena, third match 25-19 Galena, fourth match 25-20 Delta, and fifth match 15-7 Galena.

Later that weekend, the Hawks played in the Valdez round robin tournament on Sept. 16. The teams that were at the Valdez tournament were North Pole, Valdez varsity and junior varsity, Bethel, Delta, Houston, Barrow and Galena.

The Lady Hawks first played North Pole and lost, 25-20. Their second game was against Valdez JV and won, 25-13. Their third game was against Bethel and lost, 25-14. Their fourth game was against Delta and won, 25-23. Their fifth game was against Valdez varsity and lost, 25-16. Their sixth game was against Houston and lost, 25-20. Their seventh game was against Barrow and lost, 25-16.

Those games were to determine what bracket the teams were put in, which were the Gold Bracket and the Silver Bracket. The Lady Hawks got put into the Silver Bracket and played three games. The first game that the Lady Hawks played in the Silver Bracket was against Valdez JV and won 25-17. Their second game was against Delta and won, 25-19. That put The Lady Hawks into the championship game in the Silver Bracket against Houston. The championship game was best out of three, the final score was 25-20, Houston.

October 14-15 was the weekend of when the Lady Hawks played at the Delta Tournament. The teams that participated in the tournament were; Valdez, Delta, Hutch, Kotzebue and Galena. The Lady Hawks first game was against Valdez and lost, 25-14. Their second game was against Delta and lost, 25-22. Their third game was against Hutch and lost, 25-19. Their fourth game was against Kotzebue and lost. 25-10. Those games were to determine the ceding in the bracket. Once the bracket was made, The Lady Hawks first played against Delta and lost the first match 25-22, the second match they won 25-20, and lost the last match 15-11. Then they played against Hutch and won their first match, 25-11, the second match they lost, 25-21, and lost the last match, 15-8.

The sport of volleyball here at the Galena high school is coached by Keilah Havener and assisted by Amanda Aloysius. The team is 7-19 so far this season.