Knight Netters Sweep Pair
GRAETTINGER – The Knights of Graettinger/Terril collected a pair of wins on the volleyball court Thursday night in Cornbelt Conference play.
The Knights defeated Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka by game scores of 25-12, 13-25, 25-13 and 25-10, and then shut out Armstrong-Ringsted by scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-19.
Graettinger/Terril was led by Theresa Peterson’s 23 kills, while Tasha Neilson added 11 and Malorie Girres had six kills. Theresa Peterson would block six shots, while Leah Flaharty and Tasha Neilson both stopped two shots at the net.
Lindsay Flaharty would hand out 37 assists to her teammates in the matches, while Leah Flaharty would dig out 28 shots. Theresa Peterson made 18 digs and Dakota Hovinga dug out 15 shots on the night.
At the serving line, Peterson connected on 37 serves with 14 aces while Malorie Girres had 24 serves with six aces. Dakota Hovinga would tally 22 serves with two aces and Tasha Neilson made 20 serves with five aces.
Theresa Peterson fielded 24 serves, while Dakota Hovinga handled 19 and Leah Flaharty returned 16 serves.
“It was nice for the girls to be able to watch A-R and WCLT play a few games,” noted G/T Head Coach Teresa Alesch. “Transitioning was key for us and with strong communication everything followed. Our defense was top notch. It’s taken a while for the girls to understand the importance of strong approaches and using different hits and I was happy to see our front line place the ball with a little more strategy.”
Alesch continued, “The girls seemed proud of their own efforts and we will be working hard to carry it into the next two weeks. Everyone played hard and well – I couldn’t ask for more.”