Area volleyball results

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cyclone VB swept by Manson NW Webster

The Alta Cyclones took on Manson NW Webster in area volleyball action Monday night and were handed just their third loss of the season as they fell 20-25, 19-25, and 21-25.

"We came out flat tonight in all aspects of the game," said head coach Jeannie Henningsen. "They were big at the net and that took our offense out of it and we didn't make the necessary adjustments to get our offense going. We need tough matches like this to keep improving and peak at the right time."

Leading the Cyclones' offense in the losing effort was Jordan Henningsen and Jessy Bibler as they both collected seven kills. Courtney VanHaaften had another impressive match at setter as she totaled 19 assists Monday.

Defensively, Ashley Syndergaard had another strong effort with three blocks. Bibler led the team with seven digs while Henningsen finished with four.

The Cyclones season record now sits at 9-3. They will take the court again on Thursday as they make the short trip to Aurelia to take on the Bulldogs.

#11 Schaller-Crestland volleyball keeps rolling

The Schaller-Crestland Wildcat volleyball team continued their strong play on Monday as they swept games against Lawton-Bronson and River Valley.

Against Lawton-Bronson, the Wildcats won 25-9, 25-13, and 25-16. Against River Valley they were just as dominant as they won 25-14, 25-10, and 25-20.

Katie Murra had another strong showing for S-C as she totaled 18 kills, seven blocks, and three aces Monday. Chelsea Clayton totaled 17 kills, six blocks, and three aces of her own. Roxanne Grunmeier had four blocks to go with 16 kills in the well rounded offensive attack.

Egypt Clayton had a strong all-around effort as she posted 32 assists, eight kills, six blocks, and had a perfect night from the service line. Sydney Shell chipped in with 21 assists of her own.

The wins bring the #11 Wildcats to 10-4 on the season. They will take the court again on Thursday as they host Sioux Central before hosting their home tournament this Saturday.

#15 Galva-Holstein edges Westwood in four

The Pirates volleyball team had a tough matchup on Tuesday, but the #15 team in Class 1A pulled through in four games as they won 25-17, 15-25, 25-18, and 25-21.

"We played well at times and passed the ball well for the most part," said Galva-Holstein head coach Scott Mitchell. "Our effort and defense were very good, which allowed us to win long rallies."

Lanae Broesder had another strong night as she posted 44 assists to facilitate the offense. On the receiving end of those, Heather Joslin notched 12 kills and Brooke Wiese 16. Wiese also posted four aces as the team served 92% on the night.

Defensively, Ashley Buell led the Pirates with 25 digs and Joslin added 17. Brandi Waggoner was active at the net as she blocked six on Tuesday.

The G-H JV squad also won two games to one to move to 9-1 on the year. The freshmen team swept all three of their games to stay a perfect 9-0 this fall.

The varsity team is now 11-6 overall. The

Pirates will be in action again this Saturday as they take part in the Western Valley tournament.

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