The MHS varsity volleyball team took a loss to the Lady Pheasants of Redfield on Thursday, September 30. Set scores of 25-23, 16-25, 25-22, 23-25, and 11-15 show the Lady Bulldogs were in the hunt the entire match.
Coach Nancy Hoeke said, “The momentum swings were so evident in this match. Both teams had three to four point runs that put pressure on the other. How the team responded seemed to determine the outcome of each set.”
Hoeke said one set, in particular, was disappointing. “We needed two points to win the match and couldn’t get it. That made it hard to move on. You feel like you have it wrapped up and then the opposite happens. But we’ll look toward the positives and do it differently next time.”
The Lady Bulldogs’ serving was 90 of 100 for 90 percent, including six aces. Jenna Dexter was perfect at 12-12 as was Skyler Skoog at 7-7. Addisyn Krause, 20-21 with two aces; Emily Wollschlager 20-21; Casside Seezs 7-8; Averie Engebretson, 13-15 with four aces; and Rachel Schulte 9-13.
Bringing on the attack were Skoog at 26-32 with 14 kills; Schulte, 42-46 with 13 kills; Seezs, 28-35, with 10 kills. Engebretson,14-15 with six kills; and Rylie Overby, 13-16 with three kills.
Krause led the team with 21 assists. Engebretson was 41-41 with 19 assists, and Camryn Wiese was 46-49 with eight assists.
Krause also led the team in digs. She had 21. Wollschlager added 17 and
Schulte had 15.
Schulte also contributed two solo and and one assisted block. Claire Snaza added two assisted blocks. Engebretson had one assisted and Skoog had one solo block.
Photos: Top-Addisyn Krause and Tatum Berry
JV Volleyball Team Takes Down Redfield
The Lady Bulldogs junior varsity volleyball team defeated the Lady Pheasants in two sets on Thursday, September 30. Set scores were 25-17 and 25-18.
Coach Kelly Pillatzki said, “The girls were comfortable during the match and set the ball up numerous times. The things we plan to work on are communicating better and taking more risks with our hitting.”
Laney Forette led the team in serving with a perfect 7-7 with two aces. Hailey Zinter was 3-4. She also had two aces.
Addisyn Krause was tops in setting at 18 of 20, with six assists. Camryn Wiese followed at 17 of 17 with two assists and Abby Pillatzki was 7 of 8 with two assists.
Rylie Overby led the team in hitting. She was 13 of 14, with four kills. Claire Snaza was 12 of 12 with four kills, and Skyler Skoog was 8 of 8 with three kills. Jenna Dexter recorded six digs. Laney Forrette had five and Ella Sandvig had four. Snaza also made two blocks and Krause had one.