Chugiak volleyball downs Eagle River in straight sets

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 15:54
  • Chugiak’s Mazie Edwards goes up for a block against Eagle River’s Emma Gilliland during Chugiak’s 3-0 high school volleybal win over the Wolves on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Mazie Edwards celebrates with her teammates during the Mustangs’ 3-0 high school volleyball win over Eagle River on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River students and fans before the start of Chugiak’s 3-0 prep volleyball win over Eagle River on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River’s Kyla Trout goes up for the kill as Chugiak’s Allison Chase tries to stay out of the net during Chugiak’s 3-0 high school volleyball win over the Wolves on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Layla Beam bumps the ball over her head during Chugiak’s 3-0 high school volleyball win over the Wolves on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak overcame a big early deficit to run away with a lopsided Cook Inlet Conference volleyball win over Eagle River on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Eagle River High.

The Mustangs trailed 10-4 in the first set before rallying to win 26-24, 25-15, 25-12 in front of a large, boisterous crowd at the Wolves’ Den.

Chugiak coach said she was happy with how her team settled into a rhythm after the early Wolves’ onslaught.

“They just started to slow down and follow the game plan,” Mason said.

Sophia Lestina had eight kills for the Mustangs, who got 15 digs from Malia Mortensen and 19 assists from Allison Chase.

Mason had high praise for Lestina, who helped control the game from her outside hitter position.

“I like how mentally engaged she was the whole game,” Mason said.

Chugiak has been working to be more aggressive on offense rather than sitting back and waiting for unforced errors, Mason said. On Tuesday, the Mustangs did just that.

“Our goal is to come out and earn points and not have them given to us,” she said. “I thought they did a really good job of that.”

Both Chugiak and Eagle River will be in action Thursday, Sept. 28, with the Wolves traveling to South and the Mustangs hosting East. Both matches are scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.

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