Kalvoda Sisters, Woods Lead Grand Island CC Past Superior 3-1
GRAND ISLAND – Superior debuted its lineup featuring the Meyer sisters – junior Nebraska recruit Kalynn and freshman Shayla – but it was Grand Island Central Catholic’s sister act of Avery and Allison Kalvoda that stole the show Thursday night.…
GRAND ISLAND – Superior debuted its lineup featuring the Meyer sisters – junior Nebraska recruit Kalynn and freshman Shayla – but it was Grand Island Central Catholic’s sister act of Avery and Allison Kalvoda that stole the show Thursday night.
The Kalvoda twins combined for 21 kills and three blocks as Class C-1 #2 Grand Island Central Catholic defeated Class C-2 #2 Superior 25-17, 25-19, 14-25, 25-20 on the opening night of the 2018 high school volleyball season.
Avery, a 5’10 junior middle, had 11 kills and a block while Allison, a 5’10 junior outside, added 10 kills and two blocks for the Crusaders and Omaha recruit Megan Woods delivered a match-high 20 kills on the night. All of that helped Grand Island CC overcome not having starting middle Kamryn Willman in the lineup to due illness. The Kalvoda twins also helped contain Superior’s Meyer sister, which was not an easy task.
Kalynn had five blocks on the night and 18 kills while Shayla had 10 kills and an ace serve. Kalynn’s presence at the net helped the Wildcats rebound in the third set after the Crusaders were able to comfortably handle the first two sets. Back-to-back blocks by Kalynn put Superior up 11-3 in the third set and she had another block that made it 13-4. Her fourth block of the set made it 19-8 and Trisha Hayes had a kill to end the third set at 25-14 in favor of Superior.
Grand Island CC controlled the early portion of the fourth set and was able to build its lead to 18-12 when Allison Kalvoda had her third kill in a four-point stretch for the Crusaders. Kalynn Meyer, however, then caught fire again and helped Superior pull with 21-16 before having to rotate to the back row. A pair of kills by Megan Miller got Superior as close as 23-20 late in the fourth, but a hitting error by the Wildcats and a kill by Woods ended the match before Kalynn Meyer could rotate back to the front row.
Katie Maser had 40 assists and a pair of ace serves for Grand Island CC on the night. Superior got 11 kills, 27 assists and two aces from Miller and Teghan Sullivan added three kills, two aces and 11 assists.