SL edges the E-Hawks
"I'm sure the girls would agree with me that it wasn't very pretty, but it was a win," said Storm Lake head coach Kim Johnson of the Tornadoes win over Emmetsburg Tuesday night.
Storm Lake was able to hold off the E-Hawks in four games 25-17, 18-25, 25-10, and 25-23.
"We just didn't play very well tonight," said Johnson "We seemed to lack focus and intensity and as a result Emmetsburg was able to win a game. I told the girls after the match that we have to be sure that we bring our "A" game every night and continue to improve. If we want to accomplish our goal, we have to come ready to play and take care of business. "
The win moves Storm Lake to 13-8 on the year and to 3-2 in the Lakes Conference.
Outside hitter Katie Blum led the Tornadoes with 10 kills and four aces on Tuesday. Courtney Lovetinsky added seven and Cassie Meylor recorded six.
Jordan Bauer and Megan Thompson both did well setting up the Tornado offense as they combined for 29 assists and five aces.
Nicole Martin had a strong effort on the defensive end as she led with 13 digs. Blum added nine digs, and Meylor recorded four blocks in the win.
The Tornadoes are back on their home court Thursday night as they take on Estherville-Lincoln-Central on Parents' Night.
Newell-Fonda trails early but top Pocahontas
The Mustangs' volleyball team fell behind on the road early Tuesday night (27-29), but the Newell-Fonda girls battled back to sweep the next three (25-22, 25-21, 25-18) and the match over Pocahontas.
"This was a big team victory for our girls," said Newell-Fonda head coach Craig Davis. "We played smart and made solid plays all night. Rachel (Culp) and Becky (Seivert) did an outstanding job serving the ball. Our back row play allowed us to do good things on offense. Megan (Juilfs) was huge at the net. She did a great job anticipating and reading their hitters."
Becky Seivert was dominant Tuesday night as she collected nine kills and served 21-21 with five aces to lead the Mustangs. Katelyn Laursen added seen kills, Juilfs six, Lauren Devereaux five, and Susan Kies also added five in a well rounded attack. Kies also led the mustangs with 17 assists.
Culp was a perfect 26 for 26 with three aces serving while also adding 12 digs on the defensive end. Juilfs led Newell-Fonda with six blocks while Laursen added three, and Kies recorded two.
The Mustangs are now 7-13 on the year. They will look add another to the win column on Thursday as they host Laurens-Marathon for Senior Night.
SC sweeps Aurelia in three
The Aurelia Bulldogs hosted the Sioux Central Rebels on Tuesday night, and the Rebels got the better of Aurelia as they swept them in three 25-21, 25-18, and 25-10.
"We won but did not play like we can play," said the Rebels' head coach Sue Mattson. "We'll blame it on homecoming."
Brooke Scharn led the Rebels' attack as she totaled 15 kills on the night. Grace Rehnstrom recorded a team leading 16 assists.
Defensively, Brady Rebhuhn led the Rebels with nine digs while Scharn and Brittny Rebhun both recorded six.
Leading Aurelia was Erin Laursen who collected three kills, three blocks, and two aces. Cassie Sleezer led the Bulldogs with eight digs.
" The girls started out strong and even kept fighting until the end," said Aurelia head coach Ann Dornack. "I give credit to the girls for trying their best tonight."