Winner High School volleyball team picked up an impressive win over Burke/South Central last Tuesday. The Lady Warriors won in five sets. The scores were 25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 22-25, 15-13.
Alexis Richey and Gracie Littau each were 100 percent in serving. Morgan Hammerbeck had 3 aces serves, Ellie Brozik, 2. Hammerbeck had 20 kills followed by Ellie Brozik, 13 and Abby Marts, 8. Mackenzie Levi had 34 set assists. Addy Root had 10 set assists. Richey had 30 digs and Hammerbeck 21. Marts had five block assists and Littau, 2.
As a team, Winner was 93 percent in serving with 9 ace serves, 51 kills and 48 set assists. The team had 108 digs
“Burke is a good team and brought back quite a few from last year,” said coach Jaime Keiser. “They have a very balanced and athletic tam. We came out ready to play and did a great job of being aggressive attacking and serving,” said Keiser.
The Winner coach noted Burke had some hard hitters and they did a great job of attacking the ball in sets 3 and 4 which kept us out of the system.
“It went back and forth in set 5 and it came down to who made the less mistakes. We played with a lot of intensity and never gave up after losing in sets 4 and 5,” said Keiser.
The Lady Warriors defeated Ainsworth, Neb., in four sets on Aug. 30. The scores were 25-15, 25-11, 19-25 and 15-14.
Hammerbeck was 100 percent in serving and Richey was 94 percent. Brozik had 6 ace serves and Kalla Bertram, 4. Hammerbeck had 21 kills, Marts, 8 and Brozik, 7. Levi had 36 set assists. Richey had 22 digs and Hammerbeck, 17. Hammerbeck had 2 assist blocks, Marts and Bertram, 1 each.
As a team, Winner was 93 percent in serving, with 13 set assists, 42 kills. The team had 79 digs and 2 blocks.
Coach Keiser said: “We came out ready to play and played very well in the first and second set. We did a great job of serving and attacking the ball. In the third set we struggled with serve receive and attacking the ball and dug ourselves a hole. We fought back and had the momentum going into game 4 even though we lost set 3.
“I was proud that we played together as a team and never gave up after losing set 3,” said Keiser.
Winner volleyball team beat Valentine, Neb., on Aug. 30 in three sets—25-22, 25-11 and 25-19.
Addy Root and Morgan Hammerbeck were 100 percent in serving. Ellie Brozik and Root each had 2 ace serves. Hammerbeck had 12 kills and Abby Marts, 8. Richey and Gracie Littau had 17 digs. Marts had 4 solo blocs and 1 block assist. Kalla Bertram had 1 solo block and 1 block assist.
As a team, Winner was 93 percent in serving with 7 ace serves, 34 kills, 31 set assists and 78 digs.
“We came out a little flat,” said coach Jaime Keiser. “Valentine has a great volleyball program and always has competitive teams. We did a great job of serving and kept Valentine out of system. We did a great job of attacking the ball, which kept Valentine scrambling and out of system. We also did a great job of talking and working together as a team,” said Keiser.
The next action for Winner will be Sept. 11 at Lyman.