By CRAIG GIAMMONA
Courtesy of Daily Sitka Sentinel
The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves improved to 4-0 in conference play this season with a pair of wins over Haines Sept. 17-18. The wins improved the Lady Braves' 3A conference winning streak to 53 games.
After losing to 4A Juneau-Douglas Sept. 16, the Lady Braves continued up Lynn Canal to take on Haines. Mt. Edgecumbe beat the Glacier Bears 25-8, 25-18 and 25-9 on Friday night, then followed up the victory with another sweep on Saturday, winning 25-21, 25-15 and 25-9.
MEHS volleyball coach Rich Calkins talks to his team during a recent match at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Photo by Klas Stolpe, Juneau Empire)
MEHS coach Rich Calkins said the team was led by Kailyn Kashevarof, a senior from Fairbanks, he said was "developing into a real good court leader."
Calkins said he was happy to leave Haines with two wins, but that the Lady Braves needed to play with more consistency. After dominating Haines Friday night, the Lady Braves were a bit sloppy in the second match of the weekend, Calkins said.
"It's something we're concerned about, but it's fixable," Calkins said. "It's a matter of maintaining our focus."
Mt. Edgecumbe's Kailyn Kashevarof goes up for a shot over a Juneau-Douglas defender. (Photo by Klas Stolpe, Juneau Empire)
The Lady Braves varsity team will host Craig Oct. 1-2 at the B.J. McGillis Gymnasium on Sitka's Japonski Island. Junior varsity and C-teams from Sitka, Juneau-Douglas and Mt. Edgecumbe were scheduled to take part in a tournament at MEHS this weekend.