Rebel spikers stop Schaller-Crestland

Monday, October 2, 2006

The Sioux Central volleyball team protected its home court here Thursday night, and captured it biggest win of the season in the process.

The Rebels beat Schaller-Crestland in four games, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23 and 25-15.

"Wow!, What a match," said Sioux Central coach Sue Mattson. "The girls played their hearts out (Thursday night). We did so many good things and stepped up our level of play, and it paid off."

Rebel hitter Beth Ehlers had a strong match, finishing with 12 kills on 24 of 31 hitting. She added 17 digs and served 18 of 19 with an ace.

Senior Briana Scharn finished with 18 set assists, four kills on 22 of 24 hitting, and a team-high 23 digs. Her sister Brooke added six kills on 23 of 33 hitting with 13 blocks, 11 digs and 12 of 12 serving with an ace.

Melanie Richter notched nine set assists and ten digs. Brittny Rehbuhn recorded five kills on 10 of 11 hitting while Stephanie Rushton finished with five kills on 13 of 20 hitting.

At the service line, Molly Mills was a standout, hitting on 24 of 25 serves with seven aces.

"This was a big win for us, and I am so proud of my girls, " Mattson said.

Alta 3

Pomeroy-Palmer 0

Dee Hinkeldey notched seven kills on 11 of 13 hitting Thursday night, leading the Cyclones to a 25-6, 25-7 and 25-12 win over conference opponent Pomeroy-Palmer.

Alta senior Jahde Hammer and Jessy Bibler each finished with four kills, with Kelsie Peterson adding three.

Alta's Brooke Schroeder was 18 of 19 at the service line with four ace serves, and Peterson served five aces on 20 of 24 serving.

With the win, Alta improved to 13-0.

"This was good match to win in our homecoming week," Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen said. "Brooke (Schroeder) started serving the match and got us ten quick points and we just kept on the offensive.

"It was nice to get a lot of girls into the match and see what they could do," she said.

Aurelia 3,

St. Mary's 0

The Bulldogs won this Northwest Conference match 25-17, 29-27 and 25-18.

Panther coach Heather Beal said her team played well in certain facets of the game but needs work in others.

"The girls are beginning to play better and are working as a team," SM coach Heather Beal. "We need to stay focused when the score is close and not get tense and worked up.

"Our passing was improved from Tuesday and we need to work on our serving percentages," she added.

Laurens-Marathon 3,

Prairie Valley 1

Bryn Johnson and Kelsey Meyer each finished with 15 kills Thursday night, leading the Chargers to a 25-23, 25-18, 24-26 25-14.

Kacie Woodley added 13 kills, with Lindsey Peters adding six. In hitting, Johnson was 22 of 25, Meyer 36 of 44 and Woodley 11 of 13.

Setter Lindsey Seipker recorded 29 set assists and added seven digs. Kylie Woodley and Meyer led defensively in the back row with 11 digs each. Kacie Woodley and Felicia Wenell registered eight digs each.

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