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Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 15

Thursday, September 14, 2017

new-mexicoNew Mexico 3 Evangel Christian 2 (25-10, 25-23, 22-25, 21-25, 15-13)

Last night was the first time we have won a district game since October 2014. Playing against Evangel Christian Academy, the Roadrunners showed their fighting spirit and persistence. I applaud our girls for showing passion and great character on the court. Super Sophomore Lindsay Hand had six aces, three kills, four assists, and three digs while the other half of the duo, Sophomore Mya Malone, had eight aces, four kills, and five digs. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

District Record: 1-1

lexingtonLexington 3 American 2 (23-25, 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 15-8)

We begin the season with seven returning players and three new players. Yesterday, we started our first game of the season hosting American School for the Deaf (ASD). After a slow start in the first two sets, we rallied and came back to win the next three sets. Heidy De La Rosa led the team with 13 points, nine aces, and two kills. Yenifer Garcia collected 10 points and six aces. May Tun had six attacks. (Contributed by Head Coach Chris DiSanto)

rochesterRochester 3 Wilson 1 (25-19, 25-19, 16-25, 25-22)

The Wildcats is coming off its first win of the season after defeating Wilson. Wildcats won the first two sets then lost the third one. Some adjustments were made in the fourth set and we found a way to win the game. Freshman outside hitter McKenna Girod had four kills and three aces. 8th grader setter Emma Kane had three assists. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

kansasCristo Rey 3 Kansas 0 (27-25, 28-26, 25-23)

We had a great and tough match with Cristo Rey losing three nail-biting sets by two points. (Contributed by Head Coach Mike Weisner)

Cierra Sherwood: 1 kill, 1 assist
Jamiaka Jones: 3 aces
Katja Grace: 2 aces, 1 dig
Kaylee Wells: 7 aces, 1 dig
Madison Welch: 4 aces, 7 kills
Tiadra Vang: 1 ace, 2 kills, 8 assists

Minnesota - MSAD volleyball dominates ASA

texasTexas 3 San Marcos Academy 0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-18)

Jalene Etkie had eight kills and 13 digs for Texas.

Kills: Jalene Etkie 8, Ella-Berri Kornkven 5, Ashlene Etkie 5, Team Total 33.
Aces: Ashlene Etkie 5, Sunita Schmijorg 5, Jaelene Etkie 4, Team Total 17.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Jaelene Etkie 13, Sunita Schmidjorg 5, Team Total 36.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 19, Kaci Ketchum 5, Team Total 31.

model-secondaryModel 3 McLean School 0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-12)

Emily Nover led the offensive attack for Model with 17 kills and Kelley Johnson was in for 27 assists along with team high nine aces.
Corrie Ballentine: 3 kills Marisa Montoya: 7 digs, 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist Emily Nover: 3 digs, 1 ace, 17 kills, 3 blocks Veronica Savage: 1 dig, 2 aces Maia Swanson: 1 kill, 1 assist Kelley Johnson: 2 digs, 9 aces, 2 kills, 27 assists
Aubrie Bauer: 2 aces Brianna Mehan: 1 dig, 6 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist, 4 blocks
Megan Montoya: 1 dig Talia Boren: 2 digs, 1 kill Lennette Butler: 1 dig, 1 kill

marylandSt. James School 3 Maryland 0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22)

Cassidy Perry had seven kills and five blocks in a losing effort against St. James School.

Milana Bielucke: 1 assist, 2 digs
Lexi Bullock: 2 digs, 1 ace
Rajena Guettler: 3 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill, 4 digs
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 3 digs
Meghan Luebehusen: 1 block
Cassidy Perry: 7 kills, 5 blocks, 3 digs, 2 aces
Freya Seremeth: 10 assists, 3 blocks, 3 digs, 1 ace

JV: Maryland 2 St. James School 0 (25-14, 25-7)
JV Record: 4-1

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Gann Academy 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-20)

The defending league champions, Gann, used yesterday’s match to give their newer players some court time. So we did not play against some of their usual players, but we had a lot of respect for their program. We still remember losing to them 3-0 on their home court last year under similar circumstances, and we wanted to fix many of our shortcomings that were evident from Wednesday’s game.

The Lady Ghosts used the match to focus on their teamwork and team spirit. They improved little by little each set. In a couple of our sets, Gann actually started by leading us by a few points, but our girls had a lot of confidence in themselves today. The Red Heifers changed their attacking strategy to exploit some careless defending on our part, but our spirit backed up our superior overall play. After a Gann time-out, we pushed ahead in the final set, our girls were told to be closers. They carried out the role perfectly by focusing on one rally at a time rather than momentum shift on the scoreboard. The Lady Ghosts won the match in straight sets. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 2 aces, 2 kills, 6 digs, 1 reception, 7 service points
Norma Aldana: 3 kills, 4 digs, 1 assist, 1 reception, 5 service points
Christine Vargas: 1 ace, 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 assist, 10 service points
Shayla Rochette: 2 aces, 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 assist, 8 service points
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 2 aces, 6 kills, 12 assists, 5 service points
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill, 1 reception, 3 service points

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 14

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

marie-philipChapel Hill Chauncy Hall School 3 Marie Philip 2 (25-19, 28-26, 23-35, 24-26, 10-15)

Today was the home opener for the Marie Philip School Lady Ghosts volleyball team. It was also the first game of the season for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, and the first Independent Girls' Conference (IGC) contest for both teams.

In the first set we rode strong serving performances from Shayla and Samantha to a 25-19 set win. Norma recorded our first block in two seasons.

In the second set, we had an early lead. The Chargers had first match jitters while it was our starters' ninth match of the season, but CH-CH started to pass more consistently and launched a few well timed attacks to catch up. They led 26-25, but a service error gave the ball to Sabrina. She kept her cool and scored three consecutive service points to give us a 28-26 win and 2-0 match lead.

CH-CH must have had a time machine, because they started doing the exact same thing they did to us last year at our home: rally from a 0-2 match deficit to win 3-2. We had a nice 9-0 start thanks to Shayla's serving, but our starters did not learn from their history. They made too many mistakes with court positioning and play execution. Every time we got the ball back from a good play or CH-CH's mistake, we are not able to get a big service point streak started. The Chargers jumped ahead and held on for a 25-23 win.

Our serving was much better in the fourth set, but we elected to let our starters stay to try to close out the match in four sets because we have another IGC match tomorrow. CH-CH made some good plays and stayed close to us. We were about to win with the score at 24-22, but we lost the ball. CH-CH's libero served well and our reception broke down - the girls were tired everyone's passing technique broke down badly. The Chargers won again, 26-24.

In the 5th set, CH-CH enjoyed the rewards of the mental toughness they showed the entire match. They drove the score up to 13-4 and we got the ball back. After our last time-out, our girls showed a little spark, and server Sabrina did everything in her power to shift momentum in our favor with several diving digs. Unfortunately we had given CH-CH too much of a head start, and they held on for a 15-10 set win and 3-2 match victory.

The Chargers deserve a lot of credit for beating us at home 3-2 after trailing 0-2 for the second consecutive time. Their attacks were well placed and they punished our predictable passing with a few spectacular blocks. Just like last year, our girls stopped trying hard when we were far ahead, and when things started going badly, they couldn't mentally recover like they did in earlier sets. Our skills and strategy are good enough to win matches, but we will need more mental toughness if we expect to win matches consistently. The Lady Ghosts are now 4-5 for the season (0-1 IGC). Our next match is today at Gann Academy, the defending league champions. Hopefully our players will learn from yesterday and get a better result today. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 5 aces, 5 kills, 3 digs, 16 assists, 7 service points
Sabrina Rodrigues: 6 aces, 4 kills, 10 digs, 1 reception, 17 service points
Shayla Rochette: 8 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs, 2 receptions, 17 service points
Christine Vargas: 4 aces, 6 digs, 1 assist, 1 reception, 10 service points
Norma Aldana: 2 aces, 1 kill, 1 block, 1 reception, 11 service points
Samantha Fernsebner: 3 kills, 1 dig, 4 service points

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

riversideRiverside 3 Hamilton 0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-19)

Camille Andrade and Scarlet Watters each had 16 digs for Riverside.

Kills: Serenity Fry 4, Scarlet Watters 3, Hannah Weiss 3, Team Total 15.
Aces: Hannah Weiss 3, Jayda Norris 3, Team Total 11.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Camille Andrade 16, Scarlet Watters 16, Team Total 66.
Assists: Jayda Norris 4, Scarlet Watters 3, Team Total 7.

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 13

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

kansasKansas 3 DeLaSalle 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-6)

Tiadra Vang had nine aces and 13 assists for Kansas as the team notched their 10th victory of the season.

Avery Meza: 1 kill
Cierra Sherwood: 4 kills
Jamiaka Jones: 1 ace, 2 kills
Katja Grace: 2 aces
Kaylee Wells: 2 aces, 4 kills
Madison Welch: 7 aces, 9 kills
Tiadra Vang: 9 aces, 2 kills, 13 assists

indianaGreenwood Christian 3 Indiana 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-12)

Indiana was swept at home by Greenwood Christian, ranked #9 in the state.

Kills: Anya Pothorski 6, Hannah Puent 4, Team Total 15.
Aces: Hannah Puent 2, Team Total 4.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Ariel Senics 10, Hannah Puent 10, Team Total 39.
Assists: Kate Lorenzo 10, Sascha Tanks 5, Team Total 15.

marylandMaryland 3 King Abdullah Academy 1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15)

Cassidy Perry recorded a double-double with 18 kills and 10 digs for Maryland.

Cara Bielucke: 1 kill
Milana Bielucke: 15 digs, 2 aces
Lexi Bullock: 6 digs, 1 ace
Rajena Guettler: 8 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 2 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill, 3 assists, 2 digs, 1 ace
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 2 digs
Meghan Luebehusen: 5 kills
Cassidy Perry: 18 kills, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 10 digs, 3 aces
Freya Seremeth: 1 kill, 26 assists, 1 block, 5 digs, 1 ace

JV - Maryland 2 King Abdullah Academy 1 (16-25, 25-17, 15-11)
JV Record: 3-1

model-secondaryModel 3 Washington Christian 0 (25-8, 25-11, 25-12)

Kelley Johnson had a double-double with 16 assists and 10 aces for Model. Teammate Aubrie Bauer had team high 16 aces.

Corrie Ballentine: 6 kills
Marisa Montoya: 4 digs, 3 aces, 1 assist
Emily Nover: 1 dig, 1 ace, 3 kills
Veronica Savage: 1 kill
Maia Swanson: 1 assist
Justina Miles: 2 aces
Kelley Johnson: 4 digs, 10 aces, 2 kills, 16 assists
Aubrie Bauer: 1 dig, 16 aces, 1 kill
Brianna Mehan: 3 digs, 2 aces, 6 kills

oklahomaCement 3 Oklahoma 0 (25-3, 25-5, 25-13)

Cement, ranked #5 in the state was a last minute addition to Oklahoma’s schedule. Cement prevailed in straight sets over Oklahoma.

Minnesota - Slow starts doom MSAD volleyball

arkansasArkansas Christian 3 Arkansas 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-17)

Arkansas was swept by Arkansas Christian on the road,

JV - Arkansas Christian 2 Arkansas 0 (25-20, 25-22)

Monday, September 11, 2017

new-mexicoWalatowa Charter 3 New Mexico 0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-22)

Monday night was our first district game against Walatowa. The scores shows a close game but does not reflect the actual game play. The Roadrunners were not prepared for the game and made mental mistakes. The team was not happy with their performance on the court and will work on getting better. Sophomore Mya Malone served 11 aces. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

rochesterHoughton 3 Rochester 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-9)

We traveled to Houghton Academy for our first game of the season. We lost all three sets. We are still working on developing our skills and strategies. McKenna Girod had two aces and Mariana Menzynski had two kills. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Hearing loss won’t keep Sunny Hills High volleyball player Madelyn Acheson off the court

By Brian Whitehead

Sunny Hills“Maddie!” Sheri Acheson called from inside her house, her toddler playing in a backyard sandbox.

“Maddie!”

Sheri Acheson noticed her daughter, Madelyn, was hard of hearing at age 2, when she saw her spin around that afternoon to see from where she was being called.

“That’s how I knew something was not right,” Acheson said more than a dozen years later.

Read more: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/12/hearing-loss-wont-keep-sunny-hills-high-volleyball-player-madelyn-acheson-off-the-court/

Source: Orange County Register

Trojans get first victory in road match against Oklahoma School for the Deaf

By Alex Kerkman

minnesotaRoad environments are never an easy place to play, but that’s exactly where the Trojans picked up its first win of 2017.

The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf volleyball team was in Sulphur, Oklahoma, Saturday to play the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, the Trojans first road trip of the season.

Read more: http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_fb6220f3-7dac-5c8d-9232-c327ecbf65fb.html

Source: Faribault Daily News

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 11

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9, 2017

texasTexas won 3rd place out of 12 teams at the Best Pack Tournament last weekend with a 3-2-1 record.

Texas 1 St Andrews 1 (25-13, 22-25)

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 7, Team Total 21.
Aces: Ashlene Etkie 4, Team Total 4.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 2, Team Total 2.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 12, Team Total 41.
Assists: Emma Giuntoli 19, Team Total 21.

St Dominic Savio 2 Texas 0 (25-14, 25-20)

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 5, Team Total 14.
Aces: 3 players with 1, Team Total 3.
Blocks: Jaelene Etkie 2, Team Total 2.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 12, Team Total 35.
Assists: Emma Giuntoli 14, Team Total 14.

Texas 2 Eastside Memorial 0 (25-14, 25-6)

Kills: Jewel Rocha 5, Team Total 19.
Aces: Ella-Berri Kornkven 6, Team Total 14.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Sarah Helm 3, Nicola Stein 3, Team Total 16.
Assists: Kaci Ketchum 12, Team Total 19.

Texas 2 Austin Waldorf 1 (25-16, 20-25, 16-14)

Kills: Ashlene Etkie 6, Sunita Schmijorg 6, Team Total 21.
Aces: Sunita Schmidjorg 2, Team Total 6.
Blocks: Nicola Stein 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Leila Sicoli 7, Team Total 29.
Assists: Emma Giuntoli 19, Team Total 21.

Liberty Christian 2 Texas 0 (25-17, 25-15)

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 7, Team Total 17.
Aces: Sunita Schmidjorg 2, Team Total 5.
Blocks: Michaela Kelley 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 10, Team Total 25.
Assists: Emma Giuntoli 15, Team Total 15.

Texas 2 Woodlands Christian 1 (27-25, 24-26, 15-7) - 3rd place

Kills: Jaelene Etkie 9, Team Total 32/
Aces: Jaelene Etkie 2, Team Total 5.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 3, Team Total 4.
Digs: Jaelene Etkie 18, Team Total 53.
Assists: Emma Giuntoli 32, Team Total 32.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

model-secondaryModel 3 Atlanta Area 0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-10)

Kelley Johnson recorded 14 aces and dished out 17 assists.

Corrie Ballentine: 2 kills
Marisa Montoya: 1 dig, 5 aces
Emily Nover: 7 aces, 9 kills
Veronica Savage: 3 aces, 3 kills
Maia Swanson: 3 aces
Justina Miles: 5 aces, 1 kill
Kelley Johnson: 14 aces, 17 assists
Aubrie Bauer: 1 ace
Brianna Mehan: 5 aces, 4 kills

Model 3 Alabama 0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-9)

Model served 24 aces in a straight-sets win over Alabama.

Corrie Ballentine: 1 dig, 1 block
Marisa Montoya: 3 digs, 3 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist
Emily Nover: 1 dig, 9 aces, 10 kills, 1 assist
Veronica Savage: 1 kill
Maia Swanson: 1 dig
Justina Miles: 1 dig, 2 aces, 3 kills
Kelley Johnson: 4 digs, 4 aces, 2 kills, 15 assists
Aubrie Bauer: 2 digs, 6 aces
Brianna Mehan: 3 kills, 1 block

Thursday, September 7 & Friday, September 8, 2017

riversideRiverside participated in the Pass and Pound Tournament and compiled a 1-3 record over two days of games.

San Diego Academy 2 Riverside 1 (25-27, 27-26, 17-15)

Kills: Serenity Fry 4, Jayda Norris 4, Team Total 16.
Aces: Hannah Weiss 4, Team Total 8.
Blocks: Serenity Fry 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Hannah Metzner 16, Team Total 52.
Assists: Scarlet Watters 9, Team Total 15.

Riverside 2 Bethel Christian 0 (25-11, 25-8)

Kills: Serenity Fry 4, Hannah Weiss 4, Team Total 13.
Aces: Hannah Weiss 12, Team Total 15.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Noemi Ruiz 3, Emma Salazar 3, Team Total 11.
Assists: Scarlet Watters 6, Team Total 9.

San Gabriel Academy 2 Riverside 0 (25-21, 25-15)

Kills: Emma Salazar 4, Team Total 12.
Aces: Hannah Metzner 3, Team Total 6.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Hannah Metzner 7, Team Total 24.
Assists: Jayda Norris 5, Team Total 9.

Mesa Grande Academy 2 Riverside 0 (25-14, 25-18)

Kills: Serenity Fry 3, Team Total 4.
Aces: Hannah Weiss 3, Team Total 5.
Blocks: Serenity Fry 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Camille Andrade 7, Team Total 14.
Assists: Scarlet Watters 1, Team Total 1.

 
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