Soldotna High School’s Carsen Brown (left) and Bailey Leach (right) jump to block a spike from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna High School’s Carsen Brown (left) and Bailey Leach (right) jump to block a spike from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady Mariners are now 16-14 overall this season and 5-2 in Southcentral Conference play.

The Stars racked up the first two games 25-14 and 25-17, after which the Mariners came back with a 27-25 win.

“We started off pretty slow today,” said coach Sara Pennington. “But we just huddled up and said, hey, we need to be more aggressive, we need to take it to them and we just need to play as hard as we can, hustle as fast as we can. And they did, and they did it very well.”

In the final game, the Mariners had come back from a hole to bring the score to 20-24. Pennington called a timeout the referee then said was illegal. A point was automatically given to the Stars, and they won the game 25-20.

“We were able to come back, and then, I’m just mad I lost it for them,” she said. “I take full responsibility because I know that they can hustle and they can get back every point like they did in that third game. … But I’m super proud of them. Their hustle was unbelievable — they were loud, they were positive, they never got down on themselves, and that’s how I hope they play the rest of the season.”

SoHi improved to 12-2 overall with the win. Aliann Schmidt led the Stars with 18 kills, four aces and four blocks, while Brittani Blossom had 18 points won on her serve and five aces, the Peninsula Clarion reported. Carsen Brown had 43 assists, Holleigh Jaime had 12 digs and Kodi McGillivray had nine kills.

The Mariners next play Nikiski High School at home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. This will be the senior recognition game.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

Homer’s Laura Inama jumps to serve the ball to the Soldotna High School volleyball team during their game Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Laura Inama jumps to serve the ball to the Soldotna High School volleyball team during their game Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sela Weisser digs a serve while her teammates prepare for their next move during their game against Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sela Weisser digs a serve while her teammates prepare for their next move during their game against Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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