Volleyball Team Opens with Two Wins

Winner High School volleyball team opened the season with two wins.

The Lady Warriors defeated Bon Homme on Aug. 21. The scores were 25-19, 25-13 and 25-13.

Alexis Richey and Gracie Littau each were 100 percent in serving.

Ellie Brozik had 5 ace serves, Richey and Kalla Bertram had 2 each.

Morgan Hammerbeck had 14 kills and Abby Marts and Brozik had 4 each.

Mackenzie Levi had 17 set assists.

Brozik had a 2.33 serve receive rating and Richey 1.77.

Hammerbeck had 15 digs, Richey 12.

Marts had 3 block assists.

As a team, Winner was 87 percent in serving with 10 aces, 26 kills, 25 set assists. The team had a 1.78 serve receive rating. The team had 46 digs and 3 blocks.

We came out a little nervous,” said coach Jaime Keiser. “Once we got the nerves out we did a great job of attacking the ball which kept Bon Homme on the defensive end. We were serving aggressively and getting in defensive position. We did a great job of talking and working together as a team,” said Keiser.

On Thursday, the Lady Warriors defeated Miller. The scores were 25-15, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-21.

Scoring leaders were Gracie Littau and Alexis Richey with 100 percent in serving.

Brozik had 4 aces serves and Richey and Hammerbeck, 2 each.

Hammerbeck and Marts each had 13 kills.

Levi had 27 set assists and Littau, 4.

Richey had 19 digs, Levi, 14 and Littau, 12.

Marts had 1 solo block and 2 block assists.

Levi had 2 block assists.

As a team, Winner was 92 percent in serving with 10 aces serves and 38 kills.

They had 33 set assists, 73 digs and 4 blocks.

Keiser said the team came out focused and ready to play. “We were very aggressive serving which kept Miller out of system. We were getting in defensive position and playing very well as a team. We did a great job of keeping Miller’s best hitter in the back row.

It was a total team effort and everyone stepped up and did what they needed to do to win,” said Keiser.

The Lady Warriors are at Ainsworth, Neb., on Aug. 30.

On Sept. 4, Winner will host Bennett County and Gregory.

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