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;~i orts sp 12 Sioux County Index-Reporter October 19, 2016 in ree-game roa Nathan BroekI Sports Editor Follow us on Twitter @lndexPaper SPENCER-Class 2A top-ranked West- ern Christian took to the road and was the opponent for senior night in Spen- cer. The Tigers gave the Wolfpack vari- ous runs in sets one and three, but the top-ranked team found ways to ward off those runs in a 25-16, 25-7, 25-23 Lakes Conference victory Tuesday, Oct. 11. Western Christian started set one on an 11-2 rally off the serving of Olivia Granstra and Karsyn Winterfeld. Spencer quickly got a side-out on a kill from the left that began a 4-1 run to shrink the deficit to 12-6. The Wolfpack then took advantage of their height at the net, get- ting blocks from Emily Van Ginkel and Makenna Kooi to rally to a 19-9 lead that the Tigers could not come back from. Wolfpack coach Tami Veerbeek felt her team still could have played better to start the match. "We started out a little sluggish in game one and couldn't find our offen- sive rhythm as well as we would have Western Christian outside hitter Jessi DeJager pounds down a kill past a Spencer defender during Lakes Conference volleyball Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Wolfpack came out on top in three sets. Photo/Nathan Broek. liked to"Veerbeek said. "In game three we had a lot of sub- The second set began with Western bing going on, getting all of our players Christian holding an 11-5 edge after an some experience. As the game went on ace serve by Erica Bousema. Spencer it became tight and we ran out of subs, got a side-out on a Wolfpack attack er- so we had to do some scrambling with rot, making the score 11-6, but Western some girls out of position" coach Veer- Christian continued to hold momentum, beek said. "But we were able to endure getting a kill from the middle to go on a and get the three-game sweep:' 12-1 blitz to end the set. The match victory gave Western Chris- "We regrouped in game two and really tian a perfect record and a league title in played a solid game. We got our offense the Lakes Conference. going at a higher efficiency rate;' Veer- Winterfield led the offensive attack beeksaid, with nine kills, Van Ginkel had eight, The Wolfpack had another strong Erika Feenstra had seven and Ashtyn start in the final game, taking a 13-7 Veerbeek had six. Kooi passed for 16 as- lead. Spencer then got a side-out on a sists. Granstra had 13 assists. Winterfeld kill from the right and the Tigers slowly plucked 10 digs on defense, Bousema inched their way back to a 21-21 tie. had nine, Granstra had six and Janae Spencer then committed a serving er- Wynja had six. Ashtyn Veerbeek got in ror and an attack error to give Western on four blocks at the net. Feenstra had Christian a 2-point lead. The Wolfpack three blocks, Jessi De Jager had two, heldthatadvantageattheendoftheset Winterfeld had two, Cori De Jong had to claim the three-set sweep, one and Kooi had one. Going into the final set and being On the service line, Winterfeld went up 2-0 in the match, coach Veerbeek lO-for-11 with five aces, Granstra went changed her rotation to give other play- 12-for-13 with one ace, Feenstra went ers some more playing time. That in turn 12-for-13 with one ace, Bousema 6-for-6 allowed Spencer to make its run. with one ace and Wynja 17-for-18. un Nathan BroekI Sports Editor Follow us on Twitter @lndexPaper ORANGE CITY-Boyden-Hull had a tough task, going up against a talented MOC-Floyd Valley team, but the Comets did not come ready to play Tuesday, Oct. 11 and fell 25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 25-15 in Siouxland Con- ference volleyball. The Dutch had a strong offensive attack in the first set, which made it hard for the Comets to fight back. "In the first game it was tough to get going. The girls played on their heels and we couldn't get into a rhythm. We had some aggressive attacks, but didn't finish those long volleys well;' said Boyden-Hull coach Mel Hofmeyer. The Comets took game two, but Hofmeyer said the effort was less than ideal. "Second game we still did not play up to our poten- tial. It was back and forth and the girls were able to go on some runs with their serves;' she said. Boyden-Hull was still unable to get out of its mental ~d~the.Dutch took the final two sets. "Third and fourth games the girls played very slow and didn't move their feet well" Hofmeyer said. "All around, we didn't come ready to play. Mentally, we had some lapses that cost us 3- or 4-point runs at various times during the night. Then to come back is a hard thing. We were never able to keep the momentum go- ing for our side. We played flat and unaggressive:' Kaylee Anderson pounded out seven kills to lead the Comets' offense, Jo Luevano had six with Erika Potte- baum and Kelsy Smit grabbing four kills each. Audrey Kreun passed for 26 assists. Brianna Kleinwolterink got in on nine digs, Kreun had three, Pottebaum had three and Morgan Rosenboom had three. Pottebaum got in on three blocks at the net. Anderson recorded one block. On the service line, Klienwolterink went 14-for-15 with three aces, Luevano went 14-for-14 with two aces, Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag 11-for-11 with two aces, Pottebaum 9-for-9 with one ace, Jayna Zoet 6-for-7 with one ace and Kreun 8-for-9. Comets challenge but fall short against Sioux Center Jason Hommes I Writer prepa me Ily HULL-The Boyden-Hull Comets played the Sioux Cen- ter Warriors in their final regular-season game Thursday evening, Oct. 13. It was the third time this season Boy- den-Hull squared off against Sioux Center and, while the Comets fought hard, the Class 3A seventh-ranked Warriors proved to be too much of a challenge yet again in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 sweep. Nevertheless, Boyden-Hull coach Melanie Hofmeyer was proud of how her team played. "1 was very happy with how the girls performed. Sioux Center plays a faster-paced game that we haven't seen in a while, so it was good to end our regular sea- son against them.The matchup showed us some things to work on for the remainder of the season, but it also gave us an idea of what we are doing well;' Hofmeyer said. Boyden-Hull got off to an early 3-0 lead in the first set, and still held a 5-2 advantage, before Sioux Center went on an 8-1 run the Comets couldn't recover from. The Warriors would go on to win the set 25-13. "We came out well in the first set, but they got on some serving runs where we couldn't give them an aggressive hit, and they responded with one. SO we played a little flat toward the end of the set" Hofmeyer said. Sioux Center built an early 6-3 lead in the second set, but Boyden-Hull adjusted and evened the score at 11-11, much to the delight of the home crowd. But the Warriors went on another scoring run soon after and Sioux Center was able to recapture the momentum on their way to a 25-19 victory. "In the second set it was more back-and-forth. To- ward the end they pulled away a little bit, but I was very happy with how our girls adjusted and fought;' Hofmeyer said. Boyden-Hull gave the Warriors a really hard-fought battle in the third set The Comets tied it up at 7-7 and again at 12-12, and the home crowd roared as Boyden- Hull took late leads of 13-12, 16-15, and 19-18. But with the Comets clinging to a 1-point lead, Sioux Center went on a 4-point run to end the match. "The third set was close the entire time. We were leading late but then they went on a 4-point run and finished the game.That was probably the best game we played out of the three of them. The girls were doing a good job reading Sioux Center's hitters and adjusting on their blocks better than they had the previous two games;'said Hofmeyer."The girls really stepped up, and again Kaylee Anderson (far right) of Boyden-Hull tips the ball over the net for a kill past two Sioux Center defenders during Siouxland Conference volleyball action Thursday. The Comets kept each match close, but fell 3-0. Photo/Jason Hommes. I was really proud of the fight they put up against such a solid team:' Senior Kaylee Anderson led the Comets' offense with 11 kills. Christina Boogerd and Jo Luevano had three kills each, Erika Pottebaum had two kills, and Audrey Kreun had one. Kreun also contributed 20 assists. The Comets went 51-for-55 behind the service line with three aces, two by Anderson and one by Brianna Kleinwolterink. Individually, Anderson was 13-of-15 from behind the line and Kleinwolterink was 12-for- 14. Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag was a perfect 8-for-8 while Kreun, Pottebaum, and Luevano each went 6-for-6. On defense Anderson plucked six digs and grabbed three blocks. Kleinwolterink had nine digs. Pottebaum had five blocks and two digs, Luevano had three blocks and three digs, and Kelsey Smit had one block and two digs. Meghan Kerr also contributed three digs and Kreun plucked one. Too many errors down Trinity Christian at Akron-Westfield Nathan BroekI Sports Editor Engen passed for eight assists. Rylee Waldner had seven assists, Van Maanen plucked 12 digs on defense. Kaylie And- Follow us on Twitter @lndexPaper ringa had seven, Van Engen had six and AKRON-In order to come out on top in Linsday Kooima had five. Kooiker got in a volleyball match a team must be able on five blocks at the net. DeRoon and to keep errors low and force the other Uittenbogaard had one block each. team to earn its points. But Trinity Chris- On the service line Uittenbogaard tian had troubles with errors and fell to went 8-for-9 with two aces. Kooima went Akron-Westfield 25-21, 25-12, 25-22 in 11-for-12, Kooiker went 7-for-7, Van En- War Eagle Conference volleyball Tues- gen went 8-for-8 and Van Maanen 6-for- day, Oct. 11. 8. Uittnboagaard was the lone Tiger to The Tigers limited the errors on the record an ace serve on the team. service line, serving at a .912 clip with two aces, but had trouble at the net with a .100 kill efficiency and only 20 kills. Serving key in four-set Trinity Christian worked through those victory over Falcons miscues in the first and third sets, but the Westerners took advantage of those HAWARDEN-Trinity Christian had one free points in the second, of its better nights of the season in the "1 thought we actually played themserving department and used it to finish off the regular season with a 25-15, 19- pretty well in the first set. We gave it a good run and then we kind of fell apart 25, 25-14, 25-12 War Eagle Conference in the second set"said Tigers'coach Jon volleyball victory Thursday over West Mooy. "We were, maybe, a little out- Sioux. worked but we had a bunch of hitting The Tigers served at a .968 clip with errors. We were in the negatives in that 15 ace serves and coach Jon Mooy said second set as far as hitting is concerned, serving is always a stat Trinity Christian "We turned it around a little bit in the wants to excel at. third" Mooy continued. "We gave a little "We just wanted to really get them on bit of a better effort and had a better kill their heels and get them to give us some efficiency, but still didn't get it done:' free balls, or some quality balls back, in Shania Kooiker led the team in kills order to transition and put those balls with seven. Shayna DeRoon had five, away;'Mooy said."That's what you've got Kaitlyn Van Maanen had four and Alyssa to do. Typically that's a game plan for a Uittenbogaard had three. Caitlyn Van lot of teams, because if you can do that Trinity Christian's Kaitlyn Van Maanen. Van Maanen led the Tigers' strong serving attack Thursday against West Sioux, going 19-for-20 with five ace serves in the four-set victory. Pho- to/Nathan Broek. you're going to have a lot of success:' The only time the Tigers lost their fo- cus was in the second set. "1 think we got a little out-hustled in that set. It was their 'Senior Night' so they had a little excitement going one and they worked a little harder in that set than we did," Mooy said. "So we had to regroup and I thought the girls re- sponded to that" As Trinity Christian moves on into the Class 1A Regional Tournament Tuesday (Oct. 18) Mooy said the key to making a deep run is being able to get out to an early lead in each set. "It's really about out attitude and ef- fort. If we can come to play like I know we can, and if we can stay together as a group through the tough times and stay positive, I think we'll be really successful;' Mooy said. Shania Kooiker led the Tigers in kills with 13. Kaitlyn Van Maanen had nine and Shayna DeRoon had seven. Caitlyn Van Engen passed for 18 assists. Rylee Waldner had six assists. Van Maanen plucked 11 digs on defense. Kaylie An- dringa had five, Lindsay Kooima had four, Van Engen had four, DeRoon three and Kooiker three. Kooiker got in on five blocks at the net. DeRoon had three blocks and Van Maanen had two. On the service line Van Maanen led the strong effort with a 19-for-20 perfor- mance to go along with five ace serves. Kooiker went 16-for-17 with four aces, Van Engen 12-for-13 with two aces, Koo- ima 14-for-14 with two aces, DeRoon 12- for-12 with one ace and Andringa 16-for- 16 with one ace.