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Bobcats push Falcons to five sets, finish 1-2 in weekend tournament play

 

October 21, 2021

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Big dig • Emily Nordby stretches across the court to dig a ball out of the net, sending it into play. Emma Kerkman prepares to run the team's offense in last Tuesday's match against Elkhorn Valley. In a thriller, the Falcons bounced back from being down two sets to win the match.

Summerland's varsity volleyball team played five matches last week, picking up two wins.

Elkhorn Valley

The visiting Lady Falcons spoiled a parents' night win, Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Summerland used momentum to win the first two sets 25-22 and 25-19.

But Elkhorn Valley answered the call and sent the match to five sets, with wins of 25-20, 25-23 and 15-13.

Hadley Cheatum contributed 18 kills. Emily Nordby contributed strong net play, recording five blocks. Preslie Robertson finished with eight ace serves.

St. Mary's

Behind 22 kills from Hadley Cheatum and strong defensive play from the entire lineup, Summerland downed St. Mary's, Thursday, 3-1.

The first two sets went down to the wire, with the Bobcats winning 26-24 amd 25-23. The Lady Redbirds controlled Summerland in set three, 25-14, but the Bobcats rebounded and picked up a 25-20 win in set four.

Ady Mlnarik finished with 22 set assists and 11 digs. Harper Klabenes recorded 19 digs and Lydia Robertson picked up 15.

LHNE Invite

The Lady Bobcats ended 1-2 at Saturday's invite held at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk.

In the first set, Summerland downed Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-16 and 25-20. Ady Mlnarik pounded eight kills and Harper Klabenes ended with a dozen digs.

Elkhorn Valley stopped Summerland in set two, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-19. Hadley Cheatum nailed eight kills and recorded two solo blocks.

In the final set, LHNE swept the Bobcats, 25-12 and 25-19. Lydia Robertson led the offense with 10 set assists. Emily Nordby landed five kills.

 

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