Local spikers begin quest for state

Wolves, ‘Stangs look to advance against lower seeds at CIC tourney


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Both Chugiak and Eagle River will enter today’s first-round Cook Inlet Conference Tournament matches at Service High coming off convincing victories in their season finales. Chugiak defeated West 3-1 on Oct. 29, while the Wolves took out Bartlett 3-0 that same night.

Eagle River finished 7-7 in the CIC this season, while Chugiak posted a 10-4 conference mark.

Fourth-seeded Eagle River’s tourney begins at 4 p.m. today with a battle against No. 5 East (6-8), a team that swept the Wolves during he regular season.

“I think we were overconfident against them,” said coach Katie Hulse.

That match will be followed by a 6 p.m. rematch between No. 3 seed Chugiak and No. 6 West (5-9).

The winners of each first round match will advance to Friday’s semifinals, while the losers’ seasons will be done.

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