Looking to continue the momentum built from a fifth-place showing at the West Spiketacular, Kodiak volleyball fell flat against Colony. 

The Knights, playing on their home court, swept a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches over the weekend against the Bears. 

Kodiak dropped to 0-4 in the NLC, 2-4 overall. 

Colony took Friday’s match 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 and Saturday’s affair 25-12, 25-22, 25-21. 

Junior hitter Kristen Carstens paced Kodiak’s offense, netting a team-high 13 kills in both matches. She accounted for 26 of her team’s 47 kills. Her combined 28 digs also led the team. 

Jiselle Blanco added five kills and Elan Hilty four kills in Friday’s match. Hilty contributed five kills on Saturday. Marielle Mangrobang dished out 27 assists over the two days. 

Kodiak, which usually relies on stellar serving, had only four service aces throughout the two games and had a 93% serving clip on Friday and 87% on Saturday. 

Kodiak finished two spots higher than Colony at the West Spiketacular, but the two teams didn’t square off during the two-day tournament.  

Kodiak plays at the Grace Christian Tournament Friday and Saturday in Anchorage.

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