Prep Volleyball Roundup: Chargers regroup to down Flying DutchmenWESBTROOK — Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s volleyball team was playing too tentative Tuesday night.
WESBTROOK — Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s volleyball team was playing too tentative Tuesday night.
Then the Chargers started attacking.
After blowing a large lead in the first game and losing Game 2, W-WG coach Natalie Ross told her players to be more aggressive at the net.
The Chargers responded with a dominating 19-point victory in the third game and cruised to a 3-1 (28-26, 20-25, 25-6, 25-20) win over visiting Edgerton.
“We just were playing too tentative and not as strong,” Ross said. “We just weren’t hitting very hard; we were doing more tipping and off-speed stuff, which has its place, but not this time. We went out and attacked the ball and attacked with force.”
Audra Schmidt had a match-high 15 kills, and Taylor Elzenga added eight for W-WG (9-9-2, 3-2), which nearly let an 18-11 lead in Game 1 slip away.
Elzenga and Schmidt each had four ace blocks, and Sara Jarmer had 27 set assists. Elzenga and Jarmer both had 16 digs for the Chargers, who will host Fulda on Thursday.
Macy Butson had 29 set assists, and Kelsey Wolthuizen had nine kills to lead Edgerton.
Alyson Drooger added 14 kills, 13 digs and four ace blocks for the Flying Dutchmen (2-10, 0-5).
Ellsworth 3, RL-B 1
ROUND LAKE — Amanda DeBoer had six kills and five ace serves, and Becca Sieff added five kills to lead Ellsworth to a 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23 victory over Round-Lake Brewster.
Molly Kramer had three ace serves, and Leah Timmer and Darian Herman each had two ace blocks to lead the Panthers, who recorded their first victory of the season.
Karen Schmitz had 11 kills, and Kim Wiese and Ceilia Schmitz each had two ace serves to lead RL-B.
MCC 3, Fulda 0
FULDA — The streaks continued for Murray County Central.
The Rebels swept Fulda 25-13, 25-18, 25-19, extending their match winning streak to seven. MCC also has an 18-game winning streak.
Emily Bose had 10 kills and three ace blocks, and Kate Robinson had seven kills and two ace blocks. Elissa Reinsma had nine digs and four ace serves, and Colleen Everson added seven digs and two ace serves for MCC (9-3, 5-0).
Mari Holinka had seven kills and four ace blocks, and Chrissy Wieskus and Brittany Hulstein each had seven digs to lead Fulda (3-8-1, 2-3).
Courtney Hulstein had eight set assists, and Michelle Goedtke added seven for the Raiders.
SWC 3, RRC 0
JEFFERS — Kayla Broekhuis had 23 set assists, and Jada Vander Veen had 12 kills to lead Southwest Christian to a 25-10, 28-26, 25-18 victory over Red Rock Central.
Angie Vermeer had 15 digs and three kills, and Kara Van Dyke had three service aces to lead the Eagles (8-6, 4-1), who have won five consecutive matches and 15 of their past 16 games.
Abby Halter had 10 digs and four kills, and Krystle Sell and Cierra Nickel each added seven digs to lead RRC.
ML-B-O 3, H-BC 0
HILLS — Brittany Wenner had 10 kills, and Kaitlin Feil had 13 set assists to lead Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 sweep over Hills-Beaver Creek.
Megan Svalland had seven kills, and Kara Thiessen added two ace serves for the Wolverines.
Leah Hup had four kills, and Jessy Bos went 10-for-10 serving to lead the Patriots.