Local spikers begin quest for state
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.