N-F trips St. Mary's despite Imming's 21 kills

Monday, October 9, 2006

The 13th-ranked Alta High volleyball team remained unbeaten at 15-0 here Thursday night with a 3-0 win over Siouxland Christian.

Dee Hinkeldey and Samantha Hamer paced the offense with five kills each.

"We were able to play a lot of players, and it gave us a chance to see what they could do at the varsity level," Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen said. "I thought Sam Hamer played well, especially at the net."

Alta's libero player Amy Huseman registered a team-high six serve receptions without an error. Brianna Aube was 4 of 7 in serve receiving while Geneva Heschke and Jahde Hammer were each 5 of 5.

Megan Suhr added 10 set assists for the Cyclones, who have already clinched at least a share of the Northwest Conference title. If they beat Sioux Central next Thursday in Alta, they'll win the conference outright.

Newell-Fonda 3

St. Mary's 2

Newell-Fonda's Tenaea Jeppeson notched 17 kills and nine blocks in Storm Lake Thursday night, leading the Mustangs to a 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 25-19 and 15-11 win.

Janie Imming had another record-hitting night, finishing with 21 kills. She added six blocks and two ace serves.

"Overall, the girls played well," St. Mary's volleyball coach Heather Beal said. "Camille Pickhinke did a great job serving and has proven to be an asset to this team.

"Janie's hitting was unstoppable, and we had many other players who pitched in during the match."

Also for Storm Lake, Abby Richardson had five kills, 1 ace serve and 2 blocks. Pickhinke served two aces and Becky Lenhart had two kills and an ace serve. Jessica Lussman served six aces and added one block.

For Newell-Fonda setter Sarah Culp finished with 32 set assists. She served 15 of 15 serving with two aces and added 3 kills.

Alisa Christensen was 19 of 19 at the service line with seven kills and 12 digs. Megan Peters had five kills and two blocks, and Lauren Devereaux added 3 kills, 13 digs and 25 of 26 serving. Rachel Culp, Sarah's younger sister, had a big night in the back row, finishing with 43 digs. Karina Overgaard finished with five digs and two blocks.

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