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Tornadoes play 'best match so far' at E'Hawk Invitational

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Storm Lake played what coach Kim Johnson called its "best match of the year so far" in a tight loss to Bishop Garrigan of Algona and went 1-3 for fourth place here in a volleyball quadrangular Saturday.

The Tornadoes' match record stood at 2-5 after Saturday, meaning they need four more wins to equal last season's total.

"Even though we lost we played very well," said Johnson, who is in the second year of rebuilding a program that went 0-8 in the Lakes Conference last year. "Our passing and serve receiving were very accurate. This allowed us to set the ball up and play aggressively."

The Tornadoes grounded 13 kills in the match, led by Courtney Lovetinsky, who slammed five. They lost the match by a 1-2 score (21-13, 16-21, 15-17).

Storm Lake kicked off the day with a 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 16-14) conquest over the host Emmetsburg E'Hawks.

After the loss to Bishop Garrigan, Storm Lake played two more matches, losing 0-2 to Manson Northwest Webster (17-21, 16-21) and 0-2 to Emmetsburg (13-21, 18-21).

"We didn't play very well in our last two matches," said Johnson. "We didn't execute the little things in the games such as transition and as a result, the other teams caught us out of position. We need to be much more consistent from one match to the next."

Michaela Brungardt, Jaye Kwikkel and Cassie Meylor all had six kills in Storm Lake's first match against Emmetsburg.

The Tornadoes host Spencer Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

STORM LAKE STATS

First Emmetsburg match

Kills - Slone Masters 4, Michaela Brungardt 6, Cassie Meylor 6, Jaye Kwikkel 6

Assists - Jordan Bauer 11, Kwikkel 13

Digs - Masters 9, Abby Smith 8, Brungardt 6

Blocks - Masters 2, Meylor 4

Serving - Abby Smith 14-14, Masters 12-12

Aces - Kwikkel 3

Bishop match

Kills - Courtney Lovetinsky 5, Masters 3, Meylor 3

Assists - Katie Blum 12, Kwikkel 5

Digs - Bauer 15, Masters 11, Blum 10

Blocks - Lovetinsky 2, Blum 2, Meylor 2

Serving - Blum 9-9

Aces - Bauer 2

Manson match

Kills - Masters 3

Assists - Blum 5

Digs - Mylea Zimmerman 8, Bauer 7

Blocks - Meylor 4

Serving - Bauer 5-5, Zimmerman 5-5

Second Emmetsburg match

Kills - Lovetinsky 4

Assists - Kwikkel 4

Digs - Bauer 9, Masters 9, Kwikkel 6

Blocks - Meylor 4

Serving - Meylor 6-6

Aces - Bauer 2



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