Lady Wolverines place first in Borealis Conference Volleyball Tournament

The Cordova varsity volleyball team placed first in the Borealis Conference Tournament, beating out six other teams from across the state.

Riley Butler made the All-Conference Team while Abby Bourgeois made the All-Tournament Team. Team captain Aaliyah Malazo made both the All-Conference and All-Tournament Teams.

“We definitely united this weekend as a team and stepped up our tempo and drive,” head coach Janelle Greenwood said. “The five seniors all are huge contributors, especially our setters (Malazo and Edrea Navarro). Riley Butler had a great weekend and Cali Sjostedt stepped up huge as a starting Freshman and had a great tournament.”

Cordova hosted the 2018 Borealis Conference Volleyball Tournament Nov. 15-17 where teams gathered in the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School gym for a weekend full of bracket play.

Seven volleyball teams competed, including the Cordova Lady Wolverines, Susitna Valley Rams, Unalaska Raiders, Wasilla Lakes Rams, Cook Inlet Academy Eagles, Birchwood Christian School Warriors and Lumen Christi ArchAngles.

“This weekend was an altogether great team effort and I’m so excited for us to go to state!” Greenwood said.

Tournament Results:

Cordova Lady Wolverines: First place

Susitna Valley Rams: Second place

Unalaska Raiders: Third place

Cook Inlet Academy Eagles: Fourth place

Birchwood Christian School Warriors: Fifth place

Lumen Christi ArchAngles: Sixth place

Wasilla Lakes Rams: Seventh place

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Emily Mesner is a staff reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times. Reach her at emesner@thecordovatimes.com. Emily graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in photojournalism with a cultural competency certificate. She first visited Alaska in 2016, working as a media intern for the National Park Service in Kotzebue and Denali National Park and Preserve, and has been coming back ever since. To see more photos, follow @thecordovatimes and @emilymesnerphoto on Instagram.