Homer Middle School Lady Husky volleyball a team watch
February 24th | Sean Pearson
The Homer Middle School Lady Husky volleyball team hosted Nikiski last week for both seventh and eighth grade action. The eighth-graders lost, but head coach Lisa Fellows said they are "definitely a team to watch these next four years.
"They are very talented and coachable," Fellows said. "While they lost to Nikiski, they are two players short right now and had to make some adjustments."
New to the team this year are twin sisters Anna and Grace Godfrey, who recently moved from Washington. Anna is a middle hitter, while Grace is a setter.
Middle school volleyball is generally a relatively short season.
"We have four conference games this week, ending our season in Seward," Fellows said. "Boroughs are next week."
Fellows said she looks for consistent play from the Godfrey sisters, as well as local standout Paige Jones.
"She is easily our most-improved player," Fellows said.
According to Fellows, the eighth grade team spent some time scrimmaging against the high school varsity team to beef up their game a bit. She called her eighth grade team a "worthy opponent" for the varsity squad.
"Skill-wise, they will surpass the varsity team — once their confidence matures," she explained. "But it was fun to see the older girls really mentor them. They are a very supportive group of outgoing seniors."