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Lady E’Hawks Battle Hard Against Western Christian

By Staff | Oct 13, 2009

MAY?WE BLOCK?YOU? -Emmetsburg’s front line of Nikki Schany, Jordan Morris and Morgan Vlasman, from left to right, combined to reject this shot by Western Christian during play Thursday night against the Wolfpack. Emmetsburg drew praise for its blocking in the contest. -- Dan Voigt photo

When the league-leading Wolfpack of Western Christian came into Emmetsburg Thursday night, you didn’t know what to expect. However, the Lady E’Hawks of Emmetsburg put up a determined battle against the Wolfpack, earning praise from Western’s coaching staff in the process.

“Coach VerBeek told me at the end of the match she was surprised at how our girls went to the net and blocked them, and that wasn’t something they saw a lot of this season,” confided Emmetsburg Head Coach Andrea Accola-Sabin. “Even though we lost 3-0, I thought the girls played very aggressively against a top quality team and never quit fighting, and that’s very pleasing to see.”

The Lady E’Hawks would fall 11-25, 9-25 and 14-25 to Western Christian, despite leading the Wolfpack by as many as four points in the third game.

Jordan Morris would have strong night all around, making seven of eight serves and 11 of 13 hits, with a solo block and two assisted blocks, while digging out three shots.

Nicole Leuer added five of five serves with six of 10 hits and a kill, as well as an assisted block, eight digs and an assist.

Jordan Kerber made eight of eight serves with a pair of aces and dug out one shots while handing out one assist.

Morgan Vlasman made seven of nine hits with two kills and a dig, while Chelsey Rouse added eight of eight hits with a kill.

Paige Naig added five of six hits with two kills and assisted on one block. Nikki Schany made two of three hits and assisted on a pair of blocks, while digging out two shots and making one assist.

Molli Schmeling made five of five serves, while Hannah Drost added four of four serves with three digs and two assists.

Hillary Pico added two of three serves from the liberio position and dug out five shots for the Lady E’Hawks.

As a team, Emmetsburg made 31 of 33 serves with two aces and 39 of 49 hitting attempts with six kills against the Wolfpack.

Emmetsburg will host Cherokee in Lakes Conference play Thursday night, before playing Saturday at the Storm Lake Tourney.