The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team took care of business at Waubay-Summit and returned with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday, September 17. Milbank’s record improved to 3-6.
“Waubay-Summit struggled and had difficulty on defense,” said MHS coach Nancy Hoeke. “Our hitters kept them on their heels.”
Milbank took nearly half of the first set to settle into its new rotation and to even the score at 8-8. That was the last tie in the match. The Lady Bulldogs opened the gap to 18-13, and held on for the 25-18 first set win.
Mulbank came out strong in the second set and surged ahead 8-1. Waubay- Summit’s errors and an ace by Jaecy Engebretson helped Milbank to widen the gap to 14-2. The Lady Bulldogs were victorious at 25-10.
In the third set, Milbank jumped out to a quick 13-2 lead. They then went on a six-point run with another ace by J. Engebretson, a kill by Madi Thue, and errors by Waubay-Summit. The Lady Bulldogs took the set by a score of 25-7.
“We were able to get good results even when our first pass wasn’t the best,” added Hoeke. “I like to see that we can still make something good out of nothing. That’s when I know we’re on our game.”
J. Engebretson led the Bulldogs’ offensive attack with 18 kills on 35-37 hitting, three aces on 16-17 serving, seven assists on 23-23 setting, and 10 digs. Thue contributed six kills on 11-17 hitting. Amy Nelson ran the offense with 13 assists on 31-31 setting, two aces on 13-14 serving, and 10 digs. Averie Engebretson added six assists on 14-15 setting, one ace on 4-4 serving, eight digs, and one assisted block.
Hallie Schulte led the team in serving and digs. She was 17-17 serving and added 12 digs. Cassidy Christians hit 13-14 serving and had 10 digs. Tracy Pillatzki was 6-7 serving with one ace and one assisted block, and Elsie Rogers was 3-3 serving with one ace.
The Milbank junior varsity team also secured a victory at 2-1 with scores of 25-15, 18-25, and 15-5.
Photo – Elsie Rogers