Story last updated at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002

Sea Otters remain unbeaten
by Sepp Jannotta
Staff Writer

photo: sports

  Photo courtesy of Crystal Collier
Seldovia middle hitter Amelia Dillon goes up for the tip against Kenny Lake blockers Holly Knies and Debra Malinowski during a Sea Otter home game earlier this month. Seldovia has run up an incredible 22-0 record during the regular season, which ended last week.  
Seldovia's Susan B. English School swept the Tri-Valley Volleyball Slam tournament Friday and Saturday in Healy to finish the regular season perfect at 22-0.

The Sea Otters, who started with a minimum of six players before adding three substitutes, beat Cook Inlet Academy 25-4, 25-8, 25-16 in opening-round rally-scoring action. Then, after losing a rare game, Seldovia knocked off Bristol Bay in a best-of-three match.

"They play a different game out west -- not much net play, but strong from the floor," said Seldovia coach Ila Dillon. "My girls were nervous and had a hard time receiving serves."

After losing the first game 11-15, the Sea Otters pulled together with wins of 15-8, 15-9.

In the championship, Seldovia faced rival Ninilchik for the fourth time this season. The result, a 25-8, 25-8, 25-16 Seldovia win, has become all too familiar for the Wolverines when they face the Sea Otters.

On Dec. 6 and 7, Seldovia will put its undefeated record on the line at the Region II tournament, also being held at Tri-Valley.

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