Kodiak volleyball wrapped up Northern Lights Conference play with a pair of losses to Palmer over the weekend at Palmer High School. 

The Bears finished with an 0-8 conference record and will enter the NLC tournament, which starts No. 7 in Soldotna,  as the No. 5 seed. 

Kodiak fell 25-19, 25-14, 25-12 on Friday and 25-22, 25-15, 26-24 on Saturday. These were the Bears’ first matches since playing Colony on Sept. 28 on The Rock — Kodiak was unable to travel to a tournament at Grace Christian on Oct. 11 because of weather.  

Despite dropping both matches, coach Amy Willis was encouraged with how her team played on Saturday. 

“We worked on some specifics and were able to see some good results,” she wrote in a text message. 

Kaylie Sockwell led Kodiak in Friday’s match with four kills. Emma Ellsworth and Katrina Pruitt each added three kills. 

Ashley Luto recorded 15 digs, while Jasmine Leiva had three service aces. 

Pruitt smashed seven kills and had five blocks — two solo — in Saturday’s match.  Kristen Carstens had six kills.

Luto dug up 19 balls, while Shalliah Capili dished out 12 assists. 

After Saturday’s match, Kodiak attended the University of Alaska women’s volleyball upset over Western Washington at the Alaska Airlines Center. 

“It was fun to see. Inspiring,” Willis wrote. 

Kodiak is back on the road this week, attending the Service-Dimond Tournament that begins Friday in Anchorage.

The Service-Dimond Tournament concludes Kodiak’s regular season.  

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