The Storm Lake volleyball team came back strong at the Emmetsburg Tournament here Saturday, winning two of four matches after a tough start to the season.
During the tourney, the Tornadoes split with Lakes Conference opponent Emmetsburg, beat Algona and lost to Manson-Northwest-Webster.
Storm Lake opened with a tough, 18-21, 21-9, 8-15 loss to Emmetsburg, but rebounded with a 17-21, 21-13, 15-11 win over Algona.
Tough Manson Northwest Webster then swept the Tornadoes 21-16 and 21-11, but they finished with a 21-16, 13-21, 15-13 triumph in a rematch with host Emmetsburg.
By going 2-2 on the day, the Tornadoes upped their mark to 2-5, and that was good news for coach Jacquie Bauer.
"We had a great day," she said. "We mixed up our lineups to try a few things out and worked through some rotations that were giving us trouble.
"We should have taken the e-hawks the first time around - it was close. We came back and beat them the second time, and we see them again Tuesday in our first home game."
Junior Trish Halder had a nice tournament, finishing with 11 kills on 23 of 37 hitting. Jess Overturf was 28 of 41 in hitting with ten aces while senior Amy Sennert was 21 of 28 with six kills.
Also offensively, Katie Overturf was 33 of 39 in hitting with five aces while Jenny Jones made good on 21 of 24 attempts with three kills.
Jess Overturf didn't make an error on 90 set attempts and added 25 set assists. Erin Anderson made good on 89 percent of her 98 sets with 16 set assists.
Halder and Jenny Jones served 100 percent with two ace serves each while Sennert served 90 percent and Katie Overturf 89 percent with three ace serves. Jess Overturf added three ace serves.