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’Cats bounced in semis at Custer Invitational

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Sierra Davies goes up for a spike during Custer’s first round matchup against Rapid City Christian at last weekend’s Custer Invitational. The Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.

 

Despite some opening match jitters, the Custer High School girls volleyball team won three matches and advanced to the semifinals of its own tournament last weekend.
The Wildcats eventually bowed out to tournament runner-up Pine Ridge in a close match, 25-21 and 25-20. The girls’ other loss came at the hands of Lead-Deadwood, the eventual tournament champion, in pool play.
“I thought Friday you could tell we had early season jitters,” head coach Renae Schneider said. “By the end of Saturday, we were playing at the intensity level that I would have liked to see them start out with. With the inexperience of the team, we will have those battles.”
The girls opened Friday’s pool play with a 25-18, 25-21 win over Rapid City Christian. Jalee Johnson was 26 of 26 setting in the match with six assists, 11 of 13 receiving and eight for eight serving with an ace, while twin sister Josey Johnson was three of four serving, three of four hitting with one kill and 19 of 23 receiving. Mykyla chipped in with two aces on four of four serving, nine of nine receiving and she also had a solo block. Sierra Davies had two kills on seven of 10 hitting and had one solo block and one assisted block, while Olivia Dahlstrom was eight of 11 serving with four aces and 16 of 18 receiving.

Despite some opening match jitters, the Custer High School girls volleyball team won three matches and advanced to the semifinals of its own tournament last weekend.

The Wildcats eventually bowed out to tournament runner-up Pine Ridge in a close match, 25-21 and 25-20. The girls’ other loss came at the hands of Lead-Deadwood, the eventual tournament champion, in pool play.

“I thought Friday you could tell we had early season jitters,” head coach Renae Schneider said. “By the end of Saturday, we were playing at the intensity level that I would have liked to see them start out with. With the inexperience of the team, we will have those battles.”

The girls opened Friday’s pool play with a 25-18, 25-21 win over Rapid City Christian. Jalee Johnson was 26 of 26 setting in the match with six assists, 11 of 13 receiving and eight for eight serving with an ace, while twin sister Josey Johnson was three of four serving, three of four hitting with one kill and 19 of 23 receiving. Mykyla chipped in with two aces on four of four serving, nine of nine receiving and she also had a solo block. Sierra Davies had two kills on seven of 10 hitting and had one solo block and one assisted block, while Olivia Dahlstrom was eight of 11 serving with four aces and 16 of 18 receiving.

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