Area volleyball roundup
Moundridge’s volleyball team improved to 18-8 Tuesday by winning two matches in a meet it hosted.
The Wildcats needed three sets to defeat Berean (25-17, 20-25, 25-16) and then stopped Canton-Galva in straight sets (25-17, 25-12).
Brooke Holloway had 26 kills to lead the Wildcats, aided by 13 more by MacKenzie Suderman. Bri Anderson came up with a team-leading five aces, while Suderman and Michelle Schrag had 11 digs apiece.
“I thought everyone contributed to the win tonight,” Moundridge coach Kelsi Chisholm said. “The team played well except for the second set against Berean. Berean outhustled us and made more effort on every play. We decided to kick it into gear and started winning rallies by moving better on the court and working for points.”
Canton-Galva played three matches on the night. It also lost 19-25, 13-25 to Marion and 15-25, 14-25 to Berean.
“We are capable of much better volleyball than we displayed tonight,” C-G coach Jenny Loyd said. “We came out flat and never did find our footing. Gaining team pride, confidence, motivation and mental edge continue to be uphill battles for us.”
A SMOKY SWEEP — It was a good night for Smoky Valley in Nickerson, as the Vikings defeated Nickerson (25-22, 25-13) and Kingman (26-24, 25-19).
“We struggled a bit early with a very energized and enthusiastic Nickerson squad,” Smoky Valley coach Doug Schneider said. “I was pleased that we were able to finish the first set strong. We did a great job capitalizing on serve placement to jump out to an early lead in the second set and were able to really get some great kills as the match wore on. We again got off to a slow start against Kingman, but were able to again squeak out a victory in the first set. It’s important for us to continue to find ways to win close games even when we are not playing our best.”
INMAN DROPS TWO — The Teutons traveled to Sedgwick and came away with a pair of losses.
Sedgwick was a 25-17, 25-15 winner, while Remington defeated the Teutons in straight sets, 25-16, 25-18.
“We struggled to get anything going offensively and just made mistakes that prevented us from being competitive late in the games,” Inman coach Jason Lindstrom said.
LITTLE RIVER SPLITS — The Redskins hosted a triangular and wound up with a .500 night.
The Redskins were able to take out Solomon in two sets (25-17, 25-16), but lost to Goessel, which was sharp in defeating the Redskins 25-18, 25-9.
ELYRIA CHRISTIAN DEFEATED — The Eagles suffered a pair of road setbacks at Peabody.
The Eagles lost to Centre and the host Warriors. No scores were available.