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Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:52 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS—The Eielson Ravens got a bit of revenge against the Hutchison Hawks on Friday night on Senior Night at Eielson.

A week after losing to the Hawks in three sets, the Ravens came back to posted a 26-16, 14-25, 25-23, 25-20 Aurora Conference victory in the final home match for seniors Sarah Fry, Nikki Gaikowski, Frances Johnson, Marissa Sanders, Hanna Brewer, Jazzmyn Williams and Sarah Lockett.

“We played the way we’re supposed to play, not like we did last week,” Eielson coach Dana Baugh said Friday night.

“We came out ready to play,” Baugh added. “The girls were more focused and ready to put Hutch down.”

Gaikowski led the Ravens with five kills and two service aces. Fry was the Ravens’ floor general and registered nine assists and recorded four aces.

“Hutchison did a really good job of covering the court and hustling, but I think we wanted it a little bit more tonight than we did last week,” Baugh said.

Eielson improved to 3-4 in conference play and *6-5 on the season. Hutchison dropped 3-4 in Aurora action and 5-5 on the year.

Eilson’s next match is Oct. 15 at Monroe Catholic. Hutch returns to the court Tuesday, playing Lathrop at Ryan Middle School.

Monroe *seeded second

Monroe Catholic earned the second seed in today’s double-elimination bracket of the Grace Christian Tournament by posting a 7-3 record in Friday’s pool play.

The Rams lost twice to Kodiak, split with Kotzebue and swept Houston, Homer and host Grace Christian.

“We played really well today and we’re looking forward to tomorrow,” Monroe Catholic assistant coach Dave Obermeyer said.

Monroe will play the winner of the Grace Christian/Kotzebue match at *9 a.m. today. The championship match is scheduled for *1 p.m.

Contact the News-Miner sports department at 459-5781.

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