Volleyball rests before busy week
The Homer Lady Mariner Volleyball squad took advantage of a little time off this week after a match with Houston had to be rescheduled.
“We’ve just been enjoying the time to focus on a little skill development, let the girls get caught up on homework and prepare for a pretty intensive next couple of weeks,” said Homer Head Coach Beth Trowbridge. “This Friday, we host Nikiski and that should be a great match. I think we’re pretty evenly matched, so I anticipate it being close and full of exciting plays.”
The Lady M’ C-team kicks off play with a 4 p.m. match, followed by the junior varsity at 5 p.m.
The varsity squares off against the Lady Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m.
Homer then travels to Skyview on Sept. 24 for a rematch, before returning next weekend to host the Peninsula Challenge Volleyball Tournament. Trowbridge said teams from Kodiak, Kenai and Cordova will be competing in the tourney.
Trowbridge said she also welcomes the time off to allow for her team to heal up a bit.
“We’re healthy in terms of no injuries, but there is a crud going around, so we have some players out with illness,” she said. “We’re glad for a little rest time.
Moose stomp Mariners
After a successful performance and shutout road-win over Skyview last weekend, the Homer Mariners returned home to face the much larger Palmer Moose in a Friday non-conference game.
Turnovers, miscommunication and fatigue all added up to a 48-0 stomping by the Moose.
The Mariners held Palmer to 13 points in the first half, and fell just short of capitalizing on a 49-yard Connor Seay kick-off return early in the game.
But the Moose scored five touchdowns in the second half, and effectively shut the M’s down.
Junior quarterback Sheldon Hutt rushed 17 times for 42 yards and completed three off 15 passes for 50 yards.
Joseph Cardoza picked up 47 yards receiving on two passes.
Defensively, Hunter Harris had eight solo tackles and three assists, while Mario Glosser picked up six solo tackles and two assists. Sophomore Joshua Fisk had four solo tackles and one assist.
Seay returned two kickoffs for a total of 67 yards, while Cardoza returned two for 37 yards.
Glosser also punted twice for 60 yards, while Drew Brown kicked one for 34 yards. Brown was injured later in the game and suffered a shoulder injury.
He is out indefinitely.
Homer is now 1-3 overall.
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