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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP - Three area teams escape first round

Thursday, October 18, 2001

SCHALLER - The season came to an end for the Storm Lake St. Mary's volleyball team as Schaller-Crestland eliminated the Panthers from the Class 1A district volleyball tournament with a 15-10, 15-10, 15-4 victory on Monday night at Schaller.

Schaller-Crestland played Alta on Wednesday night in Schaller.

Jen Petersen went 13-for-14 to lead the Panthers in serving. Katie Drey was 10-for-11 and Michelle Drey 9-for-9.

Peggy Ploeger charted four kills, five digs and six blocks. Michelle Drey had four kills and Katie Drey four digs.

"The girls have nothing to hang their hands about," St. Mary's coach Jen Stangl said. "We had a great season and they have come a long way. Things didn't fall for us and Schaller is a great team. Losing to them is nothing to be ashamed of."

"We are very proud of our girls," Stangl added. "They really proved something this season. We will miss our seniors, but at the same time, we are very excited for next season."

Galva-Holstein 15-15-15

Aurelia 6-6-5

Darci Vohs charted 12 kills and 11 digs as Galva-Holstein eliminated Aurelia from district tournament play on Monday night in Holstein.

Galva-Holstein, now 21-11 overall, played River Valley on Wednesday night at Holstein.

Renee Dentlinger and Kelly Andresen each had five kills for the Pirates. Steph Phelps charted 14 set assists and six ace serves. Adrienne Smith had 11 set assists.

Pam Cronin tallied eight digs, Tegan Jepsen six and Andresen five. Dentlinger and Sheena Rohlk had two blocks apiece.

"That first game of districts can be a mental hurdle," Galva-Holstein coach Scott Mitchell said. "I am glad to have it out of the way. We served fairly aggressive and kept them out of their offense. We didn't pass the ball that well, but that is partly due to Aurelia's serving. It was a good win."

Kim Parker led Aurelia in hitting, going 16-for-19 with two kills. Nicole Benes was 12-for-19 with five kills. Jessica Monical went 10-for-10 in serving. Parker was 5-for-5, and Mel Corrington and Jada Rapp were each 4-for-4.

Jill Smith made good on 26 of 31 set attempts with seven assists. Smith charted six digs, while Kati Nelson had five and Rapp four. Nelson also tallied two blocks for the Bulldogs, who finished 8-8-2 overall.

"We served well, we communicated well and we hustled well," Aurelia coach Tim Ireland said. "We did not pass well. We made a lot of errors on easy passing plays. I am proud to have finished the year 8-8-2. I am proud of my players."

AC-T 8-15-15-15

Sioux Central 15-12-8-7

Kali Erlandson went 31-for-35 in hitting with 16 kills and April Schuknecht was 31-for-39 with 16 kills to power Albert City-Truesdale past Sioux Central in the first round of the district tournament on Monday at Sioux Rapids.

Albert City-Truesdale played Laurens-Marathon on Wednesday night at Laurens.

Lori Hogrefe went 12-for-12 in serving for the Hurricanes, now 9-10-1 overall. Steph Fales was 15-for-17, Alicia Lovin and Alicia Erlandson 14-for-16, and Cassi Johnson 17-for-20.

Hogrefe made good on 60 of 67 set attempts with 27 assists. Defensively, Lovin charted 15 digs, Schuknecht 13, and Erlandson and Johnson 10 apiece. Mandy Schramm tallied three blocks.

"I think we were very nervous during the first game and got off to a very slow start," AC-T coach Kim Johnson said. "Our serving was also very poor during the first two games. We finally settled down and played much better. Lori Hogrefe had a good night of setting and played very smart. Kali and April were very aggressive offensively."

Odebolt-Arthur 15-15-15

Newell-Fonda 12-0-8

Odebolt-Arthur knocked Newell-Fonda out of the district tournament with a win at Odebolt on Monday night.

Mallary Chapman went 14-for-15 in hitting with six kills to lead Newell-Fonda, which finished its season 10-9-2 overall. Ashley Bellinghausen was 10-for-11 with five kills.

Chapman was 8-for-8 in serving with three aces, while Jenny Scharn was 7-for-8. Scharn charted 26 sets with seven assists. Sara Larsen tallied eight digs and four blocks. Shauna Braunschweig had seven digs and Andrea Larsen four blocks.

"I think we were too nervous," Newell-Fonda coach Kim Sievers said. "We missed too many serves and the basics just wouldn't click. I am proud of our girls' efforts this season."

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