The Alta Cyclones volleyball team earned a hard-fought road victory in five games over Kingsley-Pierson in their season opener Tuesday night.
Alta won both of the first two games by a score of 25-17. Kingsley-Pierson countered back and took both of the next two games 16-25. Alta would regroup and take the fifth by a score of 15-9 to earn the win.
The Alta offense started off the season strongly with five players collecting six or more kills. Outside hitter Jordan Henningsen led the way with 17 on the night. Jessy Bibler was close behind Henningsen as she put 14 kills of her own on Tuesday. Hillary Glienke posted seven while Hannah Glienke and Ashley Syndergaard added six kills apiece.
Courtney VanHaaaften added three kills to go along with 29 assists as she kept the Cyclone offense flowing.
Defensively, Henningsen dug out eleven balls, Geneva Heschke had seven digs and Bibler added five. Syndergaard and Hillary Glienke both had two blocks on the night.
"This was a great first match," said Cyclones' head coach Jeannie Henningsen. "We were playing on the road against a veteran team and pulled through when we needed to. I thought we set up our offense really well in games one and two and then got it back together in the fifth game. They had excellent blockers and hitters and it was good to see our offense and defense adjust when we needed to."
Alta takes the court again on Thursday as they travel to take on BCIG at 5:30 PM.