The MHS varsity volleyball team defeated Great Plains Lutheran 3-0 on Monday, October 24. Set scores were 25-17, 25-13, and 25-17. Nancy Hoeke, head coach for the Lady Bulldogs, kept her comments short and sweet, “We jumped out to a lead in all three sets. The girls did a nice job of taking care of business.”
Milbank posted an 88 percent serving average against the Panthers. They hit 65 of 74 with 16 aces. Averie Engebretson paved the way for Milbank. She hit an impressive 29 of 29 with nine aces. Emily Wollschlager was also outstanding at 10 of 10. Rylie Overby, five of six, with two aces; Addisyn Krause, 11 of 13 with three aces; Rachel Schulte, seven of nine with two aces; Hallie Schulte, three of six; and Laney Forrette, zero of one.
R. Schulte led the Lady Bulldogs on he attack. She went 15 of 18 with eight kills. Claire Snaza also made eight kills on 23 of 29 hitting. Skyler Skoog had six kills on 21 of 29 hitting. Casside Seezs went four of four with three kills. Engebretson, six of six with two kills; Overby 12 of 14 with two kills; and Isabella Anderson, six of six with one kill.
Engebretson also contributed 21 assists and 17 digs. Krause chipped in three assists and seven digs. H. Schulte was right behind Engebretson in digs with 16. R. Schulte made eight. Wollschlager added two digs.
JV Volleyball Team Pummels the Lady Panthers
Milbank’s JV volleyball team played Great Plains Lutheran in Watertown on Monday October 24. The Lady Bulldogs were victorious at 2-0. Set scores were 25-19 and 25-21.
Kelli Pillatzki, coach for Milbank, said, “The girls did a good job of getting back into the game and working together as a team.” The Lady Bulldogs recorded an 88 percent serving average by hitting 22 of 25. Shaylee Schuchard led the team. She went six of seven with two aces. Hailey Zinter and Ella Sandvig were both eight of nine with one ace.
Rylee Scoular paved the way in setting. She went 54 of 56 with 18 assists. Schuchard was also tops in hitting. She went 12 of 13 with eight kills. Claire Snaza had four kills on nine of 12 hitting. She also recorded three blocks. Isabella Anderson hit eight of eight with three kills.
Zinter contributed the most digs for Milbank. She had five. Sandvig and Wenzl each had four.
Looking ahead to their match with Webster on October 25, Coach Pillatzki said, “We will work on limiting our missed serves. We will also work on our serve-receive passing.”