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Raider Volleyball Team Finishes Fourth, With Many Awards


  The Unalaska Raiders Volleyball Team competed at the 2017 2A State Championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage last week. Their first game was against the Petersburg Vikings, in which the Raiders fought hard but unfortunately lost with the scores being 13-25, 19-25, and 16-25 which caused the Raiders to drop in the bracket. 

The next day, the Raiders bounced back and won both matches against the Bristol Bay Angels and the Su Valley Rams, taking both teams out of the bracket. The ladies fought against Bristol Bay in five sets with the score being: 11-25, 25-18, 15-25, 25-18, and 15-8. The score against the Rams are: 8-25, 25-21, 25-23, and 25-18. 

Later on that evening, the Unalaska Raiders played their third game of the day against King Cove in where they were unfortunately thrown off the brackets. The scores were: 18-25, 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, and 11-15. 

The Unalaska Raiders Volleyball Team received the Sportsmanship award and the Academic Award. Julieanne Berikoff, a sophomore, received the Best Server award, and Rissa Bucaneg, a sophomore as well, received the Best Defensive Specialist award as well as a spot on the State All-Tournament Team. Over all, the Unalaska Raiders came out in 4th place, which is an amazing achievement for this season. 

-Louella Tan, Senior Captain

We couldn’t be more proud of our Raiders!!  The girls showed tremendous fight and heart throughout the entire tournament.  Finishing the season in 4th place overall for the State is a huge accomplishment and we are already hungry for next year!!!  We would like to thank everyone here in Unalaska for all of your love and support throughout the entire season, but especially during the State Tournament!!  It’s good to be a Raider!!  

- Amber Hanson, Coach

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