Tuesday night produced some epic matches and individual performances, so instead of just focusing on one match, we’re bringing you an edition of “10 Best” where we look back at 10 of the best matches from the night – all…
Tuesday night produced some epic matches and individual performances, so instead of just focusing on one match, we’re bringing you an edition of “10 Best” where we look back at 10 of the best matches from the night – all of which went five sets.
Blue Hill def. Hastings St. Cecilia, 25-21, 20-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-11
Blue Hill had to overcome a 2-1 deficit and triple doubles from the Blackhawks’ Tori Thomas and Makenna Asher but the Bobcats did it to improve to 8-2 on the season. Rylee Kohmetscher had a monster night for Blue Hill with 18 kills while Madison Menke, Emily Meyer and Kacey Allen each added 10. Allen also had 28 digs and Menke added 14 – as did Brianna Danehey. Jamie Bonifas dished out 45 assists. Thomas finished with 17 kills, 10 ace serves and 14 digs for St. Cecilia. Asher had 14 kills, 27 digs and 29 assists on the night.
Hampton def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-16, 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 15-9
Let’s remember that Hampton started this year returning nobody on its varsity roster from last year taller than 5’6 and just one player with double-digit kills. Of course, the Hawks have Diane Torson at coach, so that counts for a lot and the Hawks showed it last night. Hampton improved to 4-4 on the season in a match that could have easily gone the other way. Jacey Klassen finished with 18 kills for Hampton. Kiersten Dose had 12 kills and 29 digs while Kelsey Hunt had 38 assists and 13 digs.
Hartington-Newcastle def. Wynot, 15-25, 25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 15-10
Rayne Allvin’s kill broke an 8-8 tie in the fifth set for Hartington-Newcastle and two late ace serves from Abbe Morten helped put it away. Belle Harms added nine kills for Hartington-Newcastle (6-1) while Julia Eskins had 11 kills for Wynot.
Maywood-Hayes Center def. Hitchcock County, 22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 15-7
It’s not often you rally from two sets down to a win a match, but it’s even more rare to hit .068 in a match and win but Maywood-Hayes Center did both Tuesday night. Both teams struggled at the net as Hitchcock County hit just .017 in the loss, helping Maywood-Mayes Center make its comeback. Avery Johnson led Maywood-Hayes Center with 10 kills and Sydney Mullen-Shaw had 41 digs for the Wolves. Kassidy Kisker led the Falcons with nine kills and Kyleigh Scott had 40 digs.
Millard South def. Millard West, 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 19-25, 15-6
The Patriots pulled off its first win over their Q St. rivals since 2006 with tough serving, a big block and balanced offensive attack. Paige Fixemer and Claire Larson each had 12 kills for the Patriots and Maggie Madej and Lauren Walenz each had 11. Madej, who had a long service run in the fifth set, and Larson each had three aces and Madej also had four blocks. Libero Sam Steele had 37 digs and setter Jaisee Stinson just finished a triple double with nine kills, 18 digs and 44 assists. Ashley Bush led the Wildcats with 15 kills while Hailey Petersen had 13. Jaiden Centeno had 30 digs and Sydney Daniels 26 assists for Millard West.
North Platte def. Ogallala, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 16-14
Ogallala made North Platte work for its five-set win Tuesday night. After trailing 24-22 in the fourth set, the Indians broke a 24-24 tie on a kill by Cassie Coggins kill and then got a Bulldog hitting error to force the fifth set. Ogallala again made a huge rally in the fifth set, going from down 12-5 to 14-14 tie on an ace serve by Maddie Mendoza. Sami Mauch, however, would have none of it for North Platte as she dropped the hammer two consecutive times for the Bulldogs to give them the victory. Mauch finished the night with 25 kills and 36 digs. Gabby Menghini added 13 kills for the Bulldogs and Katy Hansen had 12.
Omaha Brownell Talbot def. Weeping Water, 17-25, 14-25, 26-24, 25-12, 15-11
Omaha Brownell-Talbot pulled out the win and improved to 5-5 on the season behind two kills, 13 digs and 40 assists from Amanda Zhang while Grace Thaden had 13 kills and Tess Foxall added 10 for the Raiders.
Papillion-LaVista def. Millard North, 17-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-14, 15-13
Freshman Nora Sis had a breakout match for the Monarchs, finishing the night with 20 kills and 14 digs to help lead Papillion-LaVista to a huge comeback win over Millard North. Sydney Fitzgibbons had 17 kills and Chloe Paschal had 12. Carly Lindenmeyer had a team-high 23 digs and Brooklyn Schram had 55 assists and three aces.
Ralston def. Seward, 25-21, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 15-13
In a match between a pair of ranked Class B teams, Ralston’s Taylor Skiles came up huge in the fifth set, getting six kills and a block in the frame to help the Rams prevent a Seward rally. Skiles finished the night with 23 kills, three aces and three blocks while Lydia Permenter added six kills and three blocks. Sydni George had 37 assists. For Seward, Camryn Opfer and Rebekah Klenke each had 14 kills while Kelsie Zadina added seven. Anna Covalt had 24 assists and Jaci Opfer had 22 for the Bluejays.
Waverly def. Norris, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14
Just about any match between Eastern Midlands Conference foes is going to be a good one, but last night’s Norris-Waverly match was about as good as it gets. Sophomore Kelsey Perrotto had a career night, recording 25 kills, two blocks and 22 digs for the Vikings while Abigail Clarke had 10 kills, Mollie Grosshands had 6 ½ blocks and Eran Rose-Gronewold 34 digs. Annika Evans dished out 54 assists. For Norris, Ayesiah Deveaux had 18 kills and Nyah Chambers had 12. Lauren Borer had a team-high 23 digs for the Titans and Michaela Boon had 39 assists.