Although Boone Central/Newman Grove’s varsity volleyball team came up short against three tough customers in action last week, Cardinal Coach Susan Roberts saw some encouraging signs.
“The varsity played three good matches, but we just can’t seem to find a way to win,” Roberts commented. “We are continuing to serve well and I felt our serve receive was much improved Thursday, compared to Tuesday night. We are still struggling with consistency.
“We are going to keep working hard to improve our skills and hope to put it all together as we get into the final part of our season.”
Boone Central/Newman Grove (6-12) hosted Class C1 #10 Ord (17-3) Tuesday, dropping a 19-25, 15-25, 22-25 decision to the Chanticleers.
Ord was strong at the net, limiting BC/NG to just 11 kills in the three games. Jenna Kramer led the Cardinals with 5 kills and Karley Zoucha chipped in 3. Nicole Woebbecke paced the defensive effort with 9 digs and Tessa Hedlund made 6 digs.
In a triangular in Albion Thursday, Mid-State Conference foe Battle Creek (9-7) defeated BC/NG 25-21, 25-21. Kramer pounded 7 kills in the contest and Woebbecke added 4. Kelsey Thompson totaled 15 assists and 8 digs, while Lauren Hedlund and Woebbecke each served 2 aces.
Boone Central/Newman Grove faced unbeaten Elgin/Pope John (17-0) in the nightcap, with the Wolfpack prevailing 25-23, 25-17. Kramer (8) and Woebbecke (6) again topped kills and Thompson led digs (11) and assists (17). Lauren Hedlund made 7 digs for the Cards.
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