EMMETSBURG - Mary Phiakhamta went 13-for-15 in hitting and 8-for-9 in serving, but it wasn't enough as Emmetsburg handed Storm Lake a 15-4, 15-4, 15-6 setback in a Lakes Conference match on Wednesday night at Emmetsburg.
Lindsey Frederiksen went 8-for-9 in hitting and Karen Sennert was 7-for-7 in serving. Jenny Woodford went 26-for-27 in setting, while Sennert was 16-for-16.
"We lacked enthusiasm and leadership on the court," Storm Lake coach Jacquie Bauer said. "Missed serves killed us. We need to have a turnaround for the second half of the season."
Storm Lake, now 0-7-2 overall, plays in the Schaller-Crestland Invitational today.
Emmetsburg won the junior varsity match 15-1, 15-1, 15-13. The Tornadoes are now 0-9 overall.
Emmetsburg won the freshman match 17-15, 15-4. Angie Demers served seven points for Storm Lake, now 0-6 overall.
SL St. Mary's 9-15-3-2
Sara Larsen went 36-for-39 in hitting with 17 kills to help send Newell-Fonda to a Northwest Conference win over Storm Lake St. Mary's on Wednesday at Newell.
Ashley Bellinghausen went 21-for-23 in hitting with six kills for the Mustangs. Amanda Kies was 16-for-16 with seven kills and Erin Kies 20-for-24 with six kills.
Jenny Scharn went 29-for-30 in serving with three aces. Erin Kies was 17-for-18 with four aces. Scharn charted 54 sets with 19 assists, while Ashley Loos had 28 sets with 11 assists.
Defensively, Larsen had 11 digs and 10 blocks. Erin Kies tallied 13 digs and Amanda Kies six blocks.
"We came out ready to play and you could tell that they really wanted it," Newell-Fonda coach Kim Sievers said. "Serving really hurt us in the second game. We had some great net play and heads-up plays."
Jen Petersen led St. Mary's in serving, going 20-for-20 with one ace. Bri Barber was 16-for-17 and Peggy Ploeger 14-for-14 with one ace.
Ploeger was 17-for-25 in hitting with 10 kills. Michelle Drey went 13-for-15 with two kills.
Ploeger charted four blocks, Drey and Kassie Drey had three each. Barber tallied four digs.
"We did some good things," St. Mary's coach Jen Stangl said. "The outcome was not what we hoped, but our girls played hard. Every night out we do some things better. The girls never gave up and we can't ask for anything more than their best effort."
Ashley Payne went 33-for-36 in hitting with 19 kills to power Alta past Albert City-Truesdale in Northwest Conference play on Wednesday night at Alta.
Greta Lichtenberg went 28-for-30 in hitting with 13 kills for the Cyclones, now 2-3 in the league and 3-3 overall. Jaime Parkhurst was 26-for-31 with five kills.
Shandra Walker led the serving effort, going 21-for-21 with five aces. Payne was 17-for-17 with six aces and Jess Garrison 15-for-16 with two aces. Brooke Ryherd was 13-for-13 with three aces and Amy Demers 12-for-13.
Demers charted 16 set assists and Payne added eight. Ryherd came up with 11 digs, Walker 10, Payne seven, and Garrison and Casi Flink five apiece.
"We really put our offense and defense together in the final three games," Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen said. "AC-T hit it hard and we responded well."
"I thought Ashlea, Greta and Amy showed great leadership," Henningsen added. "They had some great kills for us. Brooke, Shandra, Casi and Jess played outstanding in the back row."
Alicia Lovin went 40-for-41 in hitting with 10 kills for AC-T, now 4-5-1 overall. April Schuknecht was 33-for-41 with 11 kills. Kali Erlandson went 18-for-22 with seven kills.
Schuknecht went 16-for-16 in serving, Lori Hogrefe was 14-for-15, Lovin 12-for-13 and Alicia Erlandson 11-for-13.
Hogrefe made good on 36 of 50 set attempts with 11 assists, while Steph Fahles was 17 of 29 with five assists.
Lovin charted 18 digs, Schuknecht 17, Alicia Erlandson 14 and Cassi Johnson 10. Kali Erlandson tallied five blocks.
"We came out aggressive and won the first game and then we became passive and began dinking," AC-T coach Kim Johnson said. "We didn't hit the ball like we should have, and as a result, we were on defense almost all night. We also let one or two servers run off a number of points in a row and that really hurt."
Sioux Central 11-10-15-15-15
Sioux Central rallied from a 2-0 deficit to knock off Aurelia in five games in a Northwest Conference match on Wednesday night at Sioux Rapids.
Kati Nelson and Jessica Monical were each 19-for-19 in serving for Aurelia, now 0-5 in the league and 3-5-2 overall. Jill Smith was 15-for-16 with three aces and Jada Rapp 11-for-11.
Nicole Benes went 45-for-53 in hitting with 13 kills. Nelson was 20-for-23 with eight kills, Vernice Alfred 18-for-21 with five kills and Kim Parker 12-for-15 with five kills.
Mel Corrington made good on 56 of 65 set attempts with 14 assists. Smith was 53 of 56 with 11 assists and Nelson 9 of 9 with three assists.
Defensively, Smith charted 13 digs, Rapp nine and Monical seven.
"We let it slip away," Aurelia coach Tim Ireland said. "We were up 13-11 in the third game and made four mistakes in a row. We never recovered."
Darci Vohs recorded 10 ace serves, nine kills and eight digs to help send Galva-Holstein to a victory over Kingsley-Pierson in Maple Valley Conference play on Thursday night.
Galva-Holstein went 62-for-69 in serving for 90 percent..
Renee Dentlinger charted nine kills, while Tegan Jepsen added five. Steph Phelps tallied 15 set assists and Adrienne Smith added seven.
Defensively, Emily Frank charted 11 digs, Kelly Andresen nine and Pam Cronin five. Dentlinger recorded three blocks for the Pirates, now 7-1 in the league and 13-4 overall.
"It was the best job we did serving all year," coach Scott Mitchell said. "We served tough and consistent. Our defense is coming along and we are doing a better job of communicating."
Storm Lake eighth grade
Storm Lake dropped three matches to Cherokee on Wednesday. The "A" team fell 11-15, 15-2, 15-9. Rachel Swanson was 9-for-10 in serving. The "B" team was ousted 15-8, 15-3, 15-7. Beth Bjorkgren went 5-for-5 in serving.
The "C" team fell 15-11, 14-16, 15-13. Courtney Collins was 10-for-11 in serving and Marie Khamphavongsa went 9-for-11.
Storm Lake seventh grade
Storm Lake won two of three matches against Cherokee on Wednesday. The "A" team won 15-8, 15-8, 15-9. Morgan Darrow went 10-for-11 in serving, while Heather Kessler was 8-for-10 and Katie Overturf 10-for-13.
The "B" team prevailed 15-9, 15-12, 18-16. Sarah Larson went 14-for-14 in serving. Ashley Shugar was 9-for-11 and Mel Ung 4-for-5. The "C" team fell 18-16, 15-10, 0-15. Katrisha Koh went 18-for-21 in serving and served all 15 points of the third game win. Emily Gutz was 9-for-9 and Faith Moralem 8-for-10.
Storm Lake plays host to Cherokee next Wednesday.