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Lady E’Hawks Denied Against LeMars

By Staff | Sep 24, 2009

Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks started out strong against LeMars on Tuesday night, but ended up being swept 3-0 by the Bulldogs in Lakes Conference volleyball action.

“We started out really well, I thought,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Andrea Accola-Sabin, “but then we just couldn’t hold it together. It’s very frustrating for the girls, because they’re working so hard. It will all come together soon.”

With the loss, Emmetsburg remains winless in matches on the year as they prepare to play at the Humboldt Invitational this Saturday. The Lady E’Hawks will play Humboldt in the first game at 9 a.m., and follow that match up with a meeting against West Bend-Mallard, as well as two more games later in the day.

In Tuesday’s match, Emmetsburg battled the Bulldogs down to the wire before being edged 25-27. In the second game, LeMars took a 17-25 win over the Lady E’Hawks, and then swept the match with a 13-25 victory over Emmetsburg.

For the Lady E’Hawks, Molli Schmeling led the serving game, making 11 of 11 attempts, while Hillary Pico added 10 of 11 serves. Nicole Leuer and Hannah Drost both made nine of 10 serves with two aces each, and Jordan Kerber added seven of eight serves with one ace. Jordan Morris came away with five of six serves as Emmetsburg had 51 of 56 serves and five aces for 91 percent serve accuracy.

At the net, Jordan Morris would connect on 17 of 21 hitting attempts and hammered six kills. Nicole Leuer added 11 of 16 hits with five kills, while Morgan Vlasman came away with 10 of 11 hits and three kills,. Chelsey Rouse added seven of eight hits iwth a kill, while Paige Naig added four of five hits. Jayme Penrod came off the bench to chip in three of four hits, while Nikki Schany and Hannah Drost each had a hit as Emmetsburg made 53 of 67 hits with 15 kills as a team.

Defensively, Chelsey Rouse, Morgan Vlasman, Paige Naig and Jordan Morris all had assisted blocks, while Hillary Pico dug out seven shots on the night. Molli Schmeling and Nicole Leuer both made six digs, while Jordan Morris, Hannah Drost and Jordan Kerber all had two digs and Nikki Schany added one dig.

Hannah Drost would issue 10 assists in the match, while Jordan Kerber added three helpers.