’Cats drop two in tough games
Published: Thursday, October 17th, 2013
After a week of tough competition, the Custer volleyball team still needs to play ball, according to coach Renae Schneider.
Custer took on Pine Ridge Saturday, where the Wildcats were defeated by the Thorpes in four matches: 20-25, 1-25, 27-25 and 12-25.
“We did not come out with the intensity level that we need to start the games,” Schneider said. “We need to be able to go into every game with our game plan and play our style of ball.”
Sierra Davies was 21 of 24 serving with one ace, 27 of 30 hitting with seven kills, 16 of 19 receiving and had four solo blocks and two block assists. Josey Johnson was 11 of 14 serving, 11 of 12 hitting with six kills and 45 of 47 receiving. Catlyn Cordell was 11 of 12 serving with one ace, nine of 13 hitting with three kills and 12 of 14 receiving.
Jalee Johnson was 10 of 11 serving with one ace, 25 of 27 receiving and 74 of 76 setting with 25 assists and two block assists. Jade Spring was nine of 12 serving, 15 of 18 hitting with five kills and 18 of 26 receiving. Nykyla Malinosky was eight of eight serving, 15 of 18 hitting with six kills and had four solo blocks and five block assists. Sidney Snyder was 40 of 49 receiving and Olivia Dahlstrom was 26 of 30 receiving.
Last week, the ’Cats took on Spearfish in a home game. Custer pushed Spearfish to play all five sets, but ultimately lost to the Spartans, 25-23, 10-25, 28-26, 8-25 and 8-15.
“We played so well in the first and third matches,” Schneider said. “We just need to be able to shake off a bad pass, hit, serve and focus on the next point.”
Davies was 15 of 15 serving, 21 of 24 hitting with four kills and had three solo blocks. Cordell was 12 of 14 serving with three aces, 14 of 19 hitting with four kills and 12 of 14 receiving. Josey Johnson was 12 of 12 serving with one ace, 10 of 10 hitting with two kills and 45 of 48 receiving.
Spring was 10 of 13 serving with one ace, 30 of 36 hitting with five kills, 41 of 45 receiving and had four block assists. Jalee Johnson was 10 of 12 serving with two aces, 91 of 96 setting with 14 assists and 39 of 44 receiving.
Malinosky was six of six serving and 19 of 23 hitting with one kill and six solo blocks while Snyder was 67 of 78 receiving and Dahlstrom was 31 of 36 receiving.
The Wildcats will face off against Douglas in a home game on Thursday, Oct. 17, starting at 4:40 p.m. They will also take on The Hill City Rangers once more on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4:40 p.m.
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