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Tornado spikers get win in Schaller tourney

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Storm Lake High volleyball team went 1-2 here Saturday in the Schaller-Crestland Tournament, beating Siouxland Christian but losing to Schaller-Crestland and Sioux Center.

In the win over Siouxland Christian, Michaela Brungardt led the way with seven kills while senior Katie Overturf added six more.

Overturf and Ali Kofmehl led the Tornadoes with seven assists each. Overturf was outstanding in the back row with 15 digs. Slone Masters added ten digs, with Jaye Kwikkel and Kofmehl notching eight each.

In the 21-18, 21-17 loss to Schaller-Crestland, Lindsay Guenther netted four kills and Michaela Brungardt three.

Amy Berg and Kwikkel each served eight times without an error.

In the 21-9, 21-8 loss to Sioux Center, the Tornadoes finished with just four kills, with Guenther getting two of them. Kwikkel recorded four digs for the Tornadoes.

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Meanwhile, last Thursday, the SLHS JV teamed edged the Sheldon JV, 21-13, 15-21 and 15-1.

With the conference win, the JV improved to 5-3 overall and to 2-1 in Lakes play.

Offensively, Cassie Meylor led the way with nine kills on 16 of 20 hitting. Slone Masters notched four kills on 10 of 11 hitting. Tammy Nielsen was 7 of 8 in attacks with three kills and Jordan Bauer 5 of 7 with two kills.

Kwikkel was 26 of 26 in sets and finished with ten set assists. Bauer was 22 of 24 in setting with eight set assists.

Masters was 11 of 11 at the service line with three aces. Kelly Smith was 11 of 13 in serving with three aces.

"The girls played really well," coach Staci Maloy said. "It looked like a whole new team out there."

The Storm Lake freshmen team lost to its Sheldon counterparts, 14-21, 15-21 and 21-19.

Myriah Noble had a strong day hitting, while Emily Deters and Nicole Martin were the leading servers.

Katie Blum led the way at the setting position.

"It was a disappointing loss," coach Julia Pick said.

"We were just not prepared to play. No communication caused a lot of dropped balls to hit the floor, and a lack of concentration prevented us from maintaining a good lead.

"We have lots of small, basic things to work on," she added.



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