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Lady E-Hawk Netters Fall On Road

By Staff | Sep 22, 2011

Emmetsburg’s Miranda Vlasman goes up for a kill attempt during Lakes Conference volleyball play against Spirit Lake Tuesday night. --Dan Voigt photo

SPIRIT?LAKE – An extended layoff didn’t help the Emmetsburg volleyball team in their Lakes Conference match with Spirit Lake on Tuesday night. After a week without a contest, the Lady E-Hawks were blanked in three straight games by the Indians to fall to 0-2 in the Lakes Conference and 2-12 overall.

Game scores Tuesday night were 11-25, 8-25 and 18-25.

The match got off to a rocky start as Whitney Kibbie went down early in the first game with a knee injury and would not return to the court for the rest of the evening as a precaution. Spirit Lake was able to hit around the Emmetsburg defense in the first two games, but in game three, Emmetsburg put up a rally in the late going to cut the score to 18-22 before the Indians broke serve and were able to take the match victory.

Emmetsburg would come up with 92 percent serving accuracy, as they were led by Jayme Penrod’s 13 of 13 completions. Jacque Carlson added six of seven with an ace and Paige Naig had six out of six served completed with an ace.

Shelby Brindley also made six of six serves on the night, while Miranda Vlasman made three of three serves, while Tegan Olson made two out of her three serve attempts with an ace and Britni Will added one out of two attempts at the serving line.

At the net, Paige Naig connected on 16 of 18 hits and made five kills, while Miranda Vlasman added 11 of 16 hits with three kills. Jayme Penrod added four of five hits, while Jacque Carlson came up with three of five hits and a kill. Tegan Olson made two of five hits and Whitney Kibbie had one hit before being injured and leaving the game.

As a team, Emmetsburg connected on 37 of their 52 hitting attempts and made nine kills for 71 percent hitting.

Britni Will, playing in the libero position, dug out eight shots in the match, while Jayme Penrod made six digs. Jacque Carlson dug out five shots, while Miranda Vlasman, Paige Naig and Shelby Brindley each made four digs. Whitney Kibbie dug out two shots and Tegan Olson added a dig to the effort.

Shelby Brindley would hand out six assists in the match and Tegan Olson added one assist to the effort.

Emmetsburg continues play in the Lakes Conference tonight (Thursday) when they play host to LeMars at the Emmetsburg High School gym. Freshman and JV games will start at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity game to follow.