Let The Celebration Begin!
Those who wait will be rewarded.
Perhaps those words aren’t etched in stone, but for the Emmetsburg Lady E’Hawks, patience, perseverance and hustle were rewarded Tuesday night. The Lady E’Hawks earned their first Lakes Conference match win of the season, defeating Estherville Lincoln Central by a 3-2 score, giving Emmetsburg a 1-3 mark in the league and 2-14 overall record.
Emmetsburg won’t have long to celebrate, as they travel to Sheldon tonight (Thursday) for Lakes Conference action, and then travel to Estherville on Saturday to play in the ELC Tournament.
“This was a great win for the girls,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Andrea Accola-Sabin. “They fought hard in game four, but came up short, so they took that momentum into game five and came away with the win.”
Emmetsburg lost the first game 23-25, but took the next two by scores of 25-20 and 25-19. The Midgettes came back for a 26-24 win in game four but Emmetsburg would not be denied and took the deciding fifth game with a 15-12 score.
Kayla Herbers and Jackie Barnes were both perfect at the serving line, each making 23 of 23 serves, with Barnes racking up six aces and Herbers adding one. Hannah Reichert made 22 of 23 serves with an ace, while Mollie Smith added 18 of 19 serves with a pair of aces. Bailee Moore came through with 12 of 13 serves and Nichole Hasbrouck added nine of 10 serves win an ace to give the Lady E’Hawks 107 of 111 service completions and 11 aces, 96 percent success.
At the net, Mollie Smith would hammer home 24 of 31 hits with five kills, while Kayla Herbers made 24 of 29 hits with 11 spikes. Morgan Vlasman came away with 19 of 25 hits and two kills and Jackie Barnes chipped in 21 of 23 hits with five kills. Katelyn Schany made 10 for 16 hits with five kills and Bailee Moore added seven of eight hits with two kills.
Morgan Vlasman would come up with two solo blocks and one assist, while Jackie Barnes assisted on two blocks, and Mollie Smith, Bailee Moore and Kayla Herbers all assisted on a block.
Libero player Nichole Hasbrouck would dig out 25 shots in the match, while teammates Smith and Moore each dug out 18 shots. Kayla Herbers had 13 digs, while Jackie Barnes made three digs, Hannah Reichert made two and Morgan Vlasman dug out one shot. Bailee Moore would hand out 18 assists on the night while Hannah Reichert added seven helpers to the cause. Katelyn Schany had two assists while Kayla Herbers and Morgan Vlasman each had one assist.
In action last Saturday at the Humboldt Tournament, Emmetsburg went 3-14 in games on the day. Emmetsburg lost 13-21 and 13-21 to Southern Cal and then lost 9-21 and 15-21 to Humboldt and 15-21 and 7-21 to West Bend-Mallard. The Lady E’hawks would win a 21-19 contest over Prairie Valley before falling 11021 and 12-15 and then lost a 15-21 contest to Ogden before taking a 21-19 win and then falling 13-15. The Lady E’Hawks then split with North Sentral Kossuth, 21-9 and 15-21.