ANCHORAGE-The Hutchison Hawks proved to be a bit of a thorn in the Monroe Rams side this season. The Hawks swept the Rams last night in a do or die elimination game in the ASAA First National Banks volleyball state tournament.
Hutchsion won 25-22, 25-20, 25-21.
The Hawks were the first team to defeat Monroe during the regular season. The Mt. Edgecumbe Braves were the only other team to beat Monroe. Hutch and Monroe finished 1-2 in the Aurora conference regular season but the Rams defeated the Hawks in the Aurora title game last week.
But Hutch would have the last say. Monroe won it's first game over ACS then loss to Mt. Edgecumbe to drop to the loser's bracket in the double elimination tournament. Hutchsion lost its opener to Grace Christian on Thursday. Then on Friday they beat Nome before facing Monroe that evening.
The Hawks will play Skyview this morning at 10 am in the quarterfinal. The Winner will play Mt. Eddgecumbe in the semis. Grace Christian is a lock for the title game and hasn't lost all tournament including a win over Mt. Edgecumbe.
Monroe went 14-2 in the regular season winning Aurora Conference regular season and tournament titles. They dedicated their season to teammate Sabrina Mariutto. Mariutto passed away from cancer last year.