|Volleyball team 1-2 last week|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
In volleyball action last week, the HHS Lady Dragons earned one win and two losses.
Traveling to Akron Friday, Oct. 8, the team played hard but lost in three sets to the Rams 15-25, 9-25 and 17-25.
Saturday meant tournament action for the Dragons in St. Francis, Kan., with all matches played the best out of three. Holyoke found victory over Hayes Center, Neb. 25-21 and 25-17. They lost to St. Francis 14-25 and 17-25.
“Once again we saw some good things happening, but we are still making unforced errors during each match,” said coach Sandra Rahe. Last week it was serving errors that hurt HHS the most.
Rahe thought they played well against Akron, but they weren’t able to shut down their strong middle hitter.
“The girls are still working hard, and spirits remain high as we have hopes for post-season play,” she added.
Holyoke vs. Akron
Akron proved to be tough competition for the Dragons Friday night, but a number of kills and aces demonstrated a lot of great things are happening on the court for HHS.
In the first set, Mallory Bennett, Heather Duester and Lauren Blomme all got kills while Erin Vieselmeyer earned an ace serve and Erin Lebsack grabbed a nice block for a kill.
Akron had the upper hand in the second game, but HHS did land three kills, two by Blomme and one by Vieselmeyer in addition to Bennett’s ace serve.
Holyoke hitters connected with the ball better in the final set, completing seven kills by Bennett, Blomme and Maddie King.
In team stats, Vieselmeyer had nine serves for five points while Duester also had nine serves for four points.
Blomme finished with 17 attacks including four kills. Bennett and King both grabbed 11 attacks with six kills by Bennett and five by King.
Setter Lebsack led in ball handling with 54.
In passing, Duester had 16 serve receives, and Lebsack landed 39 digs.
King and KrisAnna Ham both totaled three solo blocks and three block assists.
Holyoke vs. Hayes Center
Tournament action Saturday gave the Lady Dragons a big win over Hayes Center in two sets. The girls consistently combined good passes, sets and attacks for kills against their opponents.
During the first set, Duester, Bennett and Vieselmeyer all had three kills, and Blomme had one. Ham grabbed one block kill over Hayes Center.
In serving, Whitni Redman landed three aces and Ham and Lebsack each got one.
Ham led in kills in the second game with four followed by Vieselmeyer with three, Duester and Bennett two apiece and Blomme one. Ham also had one block kill and one ace serve.
Holyoke vs. St. Francis
HHS lost to St. Francis in two sets at Saturday’s tournament.
In Holyoke’s first game against St. Francis, HHS landed seven kills including Bennett with four and Vieselmeyer, Blomme and Duester with one apiece. Bennett also grabbed one block kill.
Action picked up in the second game with three kills for Bennett, one each for Ham, Blomme, Duester and Lebsack. One block kill went to Lebsack and Ham.
JV and C teams play
In competition against Akron Friday night, the junior varsity team lost to the Rams in two games 15-25 and 22-25. The C team was defeated 11-25 and 9-25.
In tournament action Saturday, JV lost to Dundy County, Neb. 15-25 and 17-25 and St. Francis 22-25 and 24-26.
Holyoke’s C team fell to Dundy County 22-25 and 10-25 and St. Francis 22-25 and 26-28.
HHS hosted Caliche Tuesday, Oct. 12. Results will be reported in next week’s Enterprise.
Also on their home court, the Lady Dragons will play Yuma Friday, Oct. 15 with games starting at 3:30. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the girls are hosting a “Dragons Dig Pink” event and encourage everyone to wear pink to the game.