Lady E-Hawks Blank Maidens
After a less than desireable outing over the weekend at the Sheldon tournament, Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks were on a mission when they opened their home season Tuesday night. Hosting Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, the Lady E-Hawks hustled, hit and served their way to a 3-0 match victory over the Maidens. The win gives Emmetsburg a 3-5 mark in matches on the season as they prepare for their own tournament this Saturday. Teams playing will include Storm Lake, Bishop Garrigan nand Graettinger/Terril.
On Tuesday, however, it was all about working hard, as Emmetsburg won the first game 25-15, but had to battle hard to escape with a 29-27 win in game two. The Lady E-Hawks started slow in game three, but came back strong to earn the match win by a 25-13 final score.
Morgan Vlasman would provide plenty of fireworks at the net as the senior connected on 18 of 22 hits with 11 kills on the night, and added a dig and a solo block to the winning effort.
Paige Naig added nine of nine serves with an ace to 14 of 17 hits with seven kills, and assisted on a block while making one dig and handing out one helper.
Nicole Leuer added 15 of 17 service completions with three aces to the Emmetsburg effort, and then added eight of 13 hits with three kills, while digging out nine shots on the night.
Miranda Vlasman would come away with 10 of 14 hits and four kills, whilel Chelsey Rouse added nine of 11 hits with four kills, assisted on one block and dug out one shot.
Nikki Schany rounded out the net play for the Lady E-Hawks with one of three hits with one kill and a dig.
Molli Schmeling would complete all 16 of her serves with three aces and added seven digs, while Hannah Drost came away with 15 of 16 serves and three aces, along with three digs and then handed out 17 assists to her teammates.
Hillary Pico would connect on 11 of 12 service attempts and scored three aces, while digging out five shots and making one assist and Halie Cody added five of seven serves with an ace and handed out nine assists in the winning effort.
As a team, Emmetsburg made 71 of 77 service attempts with 14 aces, 92 percent serving accuracy, and connected on 60 of 80 hits for 30 kills, along with 28 digs and 28 assists.
“I thought the girls talked well and moved well,”?noted Andrea Accola-Sabin, Emmetsburg Head Coach. “They battled hard in the second game, and they really came out ready to play.”