Tigers defeat Wildcats in blustery contest
It wasn’t pretty, but the Osmond Tigers earned a 50-20 win over the Winside Wildcats on Friday, October 13 at Winside.
The Tigers got off to a fast start as they recovered a fumble on the first play of the game, caused by sophomore Patrick Vinson. This gave the Tigers a first down on the Winside 15 yard line.
“We take pride in our special teams, and they make a huge difference for our team,” Tigers Coach Scott Morrison said. “It takes a special attitude to play on special teams, and it was fun to see our players have that throughout the game.”
The Tigers turned the turnover into points just two plays later as Connor Gutz (Jr.) scored on a 15-yard run.
The play was set up on a nice fake by Vinson and Josh Gansebom (Sr.). The line did a great job of taking angles and getting in position to make solid blocks.
The line in the game included Logan Stelling (Sr.), Landon Stelling (Sr.), Caden Wingert (Fr.), Zach Huwaldt (Jr.), and Zach Reikofski (Fr.).
Gansebom scored on the 2-point conversion attempt to make the game 8-0.
“Our team came out playing well. Getting out to a good start was really important,” Morrison said.
Again, the kick team unit was physical and stuffed the Winside return, which gained a yard. The Tigers forced the Wildcats to punt just three plays later.
During the punt, several Tigers pushed the Winside line back towards the punter. Zach Huwaldt pushed his man so far back, the punter kicked the ball into his back.
This gave the Tigers the ball at the Winside eleven yard line. Four plays later Gutz scored on an 8-yard touchdown reception.
Vinson attempted the 2-point conversion but was tracked down. The Tigers held a 14-0 lead after two possessions.
After forcing the Wildcats to punt again, the Tigers quickly had a gain of eight yards (Gansebom) and ten yards (Gutz).
However the drive quickly stalled as the Tigers could not pick up a first down within the next four plays.
Similarly, as Winside took possession, the Tigers forced them to turn the ball over on downs, taking possession at the Winside 35.
Both teams to turns turning the ball over. First, the Tigers fumbled the ball back to the Wildcats, and on the next play, the Wildcats lost it back to the Tigers.
When Osmond recovered the ball, they took possession at the Winside 25 and did not wast much time. Just two plays later, Patrick Vinson rushed 24-yards for a touchdown.
The two-point conversion attempt was no good, but the Tigers were up 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Wildcats showed some life at the beginning of the second quarter as they moved the ball into Osmond territory. Quarterback Art Escalante had consecutive runs of nineteen and five to put the team at the Osmond twenty-one yard line.
Standing strong, though, the Tigers forced Winside to turn the ball over on downs. The Tigers moved the ball to midfield after picking up a first down.
They turned the ball over on downs eventually, leading to the Wildcats first score.
Winside’s Matthew Frederick hit Gabe Escalante on a short pass over the middle that turned into a 36-yard touchdown.
“The touchdown was my fault, because I asked the defense to adjust on the fly and I put some of our guys out of position,” Morrison said. “We thought we had the middle zone covered, but there was confusion and nobody was there.”
On the ensuing kickoff, the kick return unit put together a great return as Josh Gansebom carried the ball for 53 yards to the Winside 13.
Despite two plays for a loss, the Tigers found a way to get the ball into the end zone and stretch their lead to 26-6.
Vinson scored on an 8-yard run play to give the Tigers a 26-6 lead late in the second quarter.
The Tigers would earn another opportunity as Landon Stelling intercepted the ball from Frederick at the Winside 36.
Zach Huwaldt ran for 22 yards and a first down on the next play, giving the Tigers a first down at the Winside 16.
The drive faltered on a 4-and-3 play at the Winside nine yard line. The Tigers held the 26-6 advantage heading into the half.
The Tigers began the second half strong as they marched 53 yards in eight plays. During the drive Gansebom had consecutive runs of 9, six, 9, and 16.
Bryan Solorzano also had a nice run for 15 yards, setting up a 1-yard run by Gansebom for a touchdown. He also found the end zone on the 2-point conversion, giving the Tigers a 34-6 lead.
“We did exactly what we were hoping at the beginning of the third quarter,” Morrison said. “We got the ball and put together a nice scoring drive, capping it with the 2-point conversion.”
After forcing the Wildcats to punt, the Tigers ran into some offensive struggles as they lost yardage and were ultimately forced to turn the ball over in Winside territory.
The Tiger defense held strong, though, as they forced the Wildcats to turn the ball over on downs.
As the Tigers took possession on the Winside 33, Gansebom broke a touchdown run on the very next play. He also put in the two-point conversion, giving the Tigers a 42-6 lead and a running clock.
“We were executing well in the third quarter and began to put the game out of reach,” Morrison said. “We did give up some big plays late in the quarter. Give credit to Winside as they continued to fight.”
Wildcat teammates Frederick and Escalante connected again for a long scoring playing. This time Escalante caught a slant and kept running untouched for a Winside touchdown.
Despite not converting the 2-point attempt, the Wildcats pinned the Tigers back to their own 15 yard line, where they through an interception to Art Escalante who scored on the return.
The Wildcats scored on their two-point conversion, and the third quarter ended 42-20 in favor of the Tigers.
The Tigers made an excellent response to the Wildcats momentum as they drove 68 yards in five plays for their final touchdown of the game.
During the drive, it seemed like each of the Tigers backs contributed to team’s success and clearly the line was opening holes.
Vinson had a 24-yard gain; Gansebom ran for 23 yards on two carries, and Bryan Solorzano ran for 24-yards on the drive, including a 14-yard touchdown run and the extra-point run.
“We went through a difficult stretch at the end of the third quarter where the game’s momentum completely shifted in a matter of plays,” Morrison said. “However, our men stayed strong and answered back with a great-looking drive.”
After forcing the Wildcats to punt on their next possession, the Tigers started with some tough field position (they’re own seven yardline).
They moved the ball out to the 27, but could go no farther and turned the ball over on downs.
After a few plays, the Wildcats were threatening at the Tigers ten yard line. The Tigers recovered a fumble and took back possession.
Ultimately the Tigers were able to run the clock out.
Brenden Gillespie (Jr.) played most of the game on defense at safety. Fellow junior Blake Bahr jumped in on a few plays defensively and on special teams throughout the game.
Kayson Maertins (Fr.) earned a defensive snap in the first half. Bradee Gubbels (Fr.) made an interception at the very end of the game. Reese Hanna (Fr.) came in defensively and finished the game out on the defensive line.
The Tigers (2-4) will host their final regular-season home game on Friday, October 18 against the Elgin Public/Pope John Wolfpack (1-6).
Winside (0-7) will play their final game of the year at Plainview (6-0).
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Osmond 20 6 16 8 50
Winside 0 6 14 0 20
Tigers fight in Plainview
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
On October 10 the Lady Tigers (8-8) traveled to Plainview to take on the Lady Pirates (3-14) in a five set match that was very intense. Sadly the Lady Tigers fell to the Pirates in the fifth set and ended up losing the match 26-24, 15-25, 25-23,21-25, 15-11.
Throughout each set there were girls diving for the ball and going after everything causing long rallies that pushed the players to play as hard as they could.
The first set was extremely high tense and ended up going to twenty-six points instead of twenty-five. The Tigers refused to give up and continued to push to try and win but fell short of the needed two points, allowing the Pirates to gain the first set win of the night.
As the second set started the Tigers came out stronger than they did the first set and were able to hold the Pirates to only fifteen points. This allowed the Tigers to gain their first set win of the night and causing the match to automatically go into four sets.
The third set was another close and high-intensity high intensity match that caused the players on both teams to fight hard and prove that they would not give up. This match ended up not falling the way the Tigers wished it would and gave the Pirates their second set win on the night.
When the fourth set started the Tigers were determined to make the game into a five-set five set match and did not want the game to end. Because of this determination, the Tigers fought hard and came out with their second set win of the night. This win meant that the match would have to go into a fifth set that only went to fifteen points.
The Tigers started out strong in the fifth set and looked as though they were going to win due to the 11-4 score. Something happened to the Tigers though that caused them to struggle with getting past the eleven point mark which benefited the Pirates as they fought their way back into the game and won the fifth set 15-11 over the Tigers ending the match.
Losing the fifth set to the Pirates was hard on the team because none of them thought it would end that way. But comments from the locker room stated that the girls are ready to fight and come out on top the next time they see plainview whether it be in the Pierce County Tournament, Conference, or subdistricts.
The starters for the match were seniors Kennedy Johnson and Madeline Huwaldt, junior Elisa Herrera, sophomores Bailey Schmit, Kiera Moes, Macy Aschoff, and Grace Gansebom.
Also getting varsity experience was sophomore Lillie Gansebom.
The Tiger and Pirate JV teams also had a match before the varsity game started where all of the girls were able to work on their skills. This was the last Tiger junior varsity game of the season.
Johnson led the Tigers in kills with twenty-one followed by Aschoff with nineteen, Moes with eight, Huwaldt with four, G.Gansebom with three, and Schmit with one.
G.Gansebom had forty-two set assists while Schmit had seven and Aschoff and Johnson each had one.
Johnson had four solo blocks on the night and Moes had one.
Leading the Tigers in ace serves were Moes and G.Gansebom who each had three followed by Huwaldt who had one.
Leading the Tigers in digs was Schmit with twenty-eight followed by G.Gansebom with nineteen, Moes with twelve, Aschoff with eleven, Johnson with ten, Herrera with eight, and Huwaldt with four.
The Tigers had three players who had double-doubles during this match including Johnson in kills and digs, G.Gansebom in set assists and digs, and Aschoff in kills and digs.
On October 17 the Tigers (8-9) will travel back to Plainview to compete in the Pierce County Tournament. In this tournament is the (1)Randolph Cardinals (6-16), the (2)Osmond Tigers (8-9), the (3)Pierce Bluejays (7-16) and the (4)Plainview Pirates (4-14).
The first match of the tournament will be (1)Randolph against (4)Plainview starting at 4 pm followed by (2)Osmond against (3)Pierce. After that, the loser from the first game and the second game will play in a consolation match. The championship game will be played at the end of the night after the consolation match.
October Students of the Month!
Vayden Wattier, James Umberger
Allie Aschoff, Hunter Wheeler
WAY TO GO TIGERS!
One of the most important aspects of a person’s well-being is their mental health. With that being said, the Osmond Community School hosted the first annual Osmond Mental Health Wellness Day, inviting speakers to discuss topics with high school students.
This took place during sixth, seventh, and eighth periods on Wednesday, October 9.
Among the speakers were former University of Nebraska football player DeMoine Adams, suicide prevention expert Ann Koopman, and OCS’s own Diane Martin.
Adams kicked-off the speaking with a discussion about the six components to wellness.
Students then broke into groups based on their student learning teams and listened to each of the speakers.
Koopman discussed H.O.P.E in our schools, a suicide-prevention topic.
Literally the acronym represents Helping One Another Persevere and Excel; however, more importantly the acronyms serves as a pun for the main component to helping one persevere through suicidal thoughts—giving someone hope.
Mrs. Martin provided students with information about anxiety and gave them strategies to cope with and breakthrough anxiety.
Adams’ speech center on providing students four main concepts that will help them be a leader and a lifter in their daily lives.
He focused on hope, efficacy, resiliency, and optimism.
Adams also met with the TeamMates mentees at 12:00 P.M.
As time moves on OCS is making a continued to educate students on mental health and well-being.
Pink Out Fight
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
On October 8 the Osmond Lady Tigers (8-7) traveled to Tilden NE, to play Elkhorn Valley (12-9) in the annual Pink Out game. The Elkhorn Valley Falcons downed the Tigers in four sets 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 26-24.
Both of the teams wore their pink warm-ups and pink jerseys to show support for those suffering from breast cancer. The money that was fundraised from selling the pink out shirts were donated to the Hope Fund. All together both teams raised $1,000 collectively to donate.
The Tigers and Falcons both started out very strong in the first set with a lot of energy. This was a very exciting matchup against two teams who are usually not equally matched. In past years the Tigers struggled to play with the Falcons.
The Tigers had just beat Wausa the night before and were hoping to use their momentum to gain another win for their season. Sadly that was not the case for the Tigers.
All four of the sets were very close and could have gone either way. It seemed as though the Tigers could not get a call or ball to fall their way in the last three sets.
Throughout the night the Tigers kept fighting hard and although they didn’t win, many of the parents and fans consider this match a mental win because the girls fought hard until the end of the match.
“There were some pretty amazing service runs from some of our girls. We also kept fighting, and I don’t think we’ve ever played Elkhorn Valley that intense or close before. It was really great to see all of the girls working hard and working together after the tough run of losses we had.” Senior Madeline Huwaldt commented after the game.
The Tiger starters for the night were seniors Kennedy Johnson (OH) and Madeline Huwaldt (MH), junior Elisa Herrera (L), sophomores Macy Aschoff (OH), Grace Gansebom (S), Bailey Schmit (RH), and Kiera Moes (MH).
As for kills Macy Aschoff had an amazing night with thirteen. Johnson also had six kills followed by Huwaldt with three, Moes with two, and Gansebom and Schmit each with one.
Gansebom had twenty-one set assists while Schmit had two and Johnson had one.
Aschoff was the only Tiger to get her hands on a ball for a solo block.
Gansebom led the Tigers in ace serves with nine followed by Johnson and Schmit who each had one.
Herrera had an amazing defensive night with twenty-two digs followed by Aschoff with nineteen, Gansebom with eleven, Johnson with nine, Schmit with six, and Huwaldt and Moes each with three.
The Junior Varsity also had a match against the Falcons where they were able to work on their skills and gain experience on the court.
The Tigers (8-8) will travel to Plainview to compete against the Pirates (3-14) on October 10 with JV starting at 5:30 and varsity to follow at approximately 6:00.
Tigers End Seven Game Losing Streak
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
On October 7 the Osmond Lady Tigers (7-7) traveled to Wausa to play in a Lewis and Clark matchup against the Wausa Lady Vikings (4-9).
The Tigers were able to finally end their losing streak in this match when they swept the Vikings 25-11, 25-17, 28-26.
This was a very high-intensity matchup against two very competitive teams. At the start of the night, it was very relevant that these rivals were going to give their all for every point. There were many amazing plays made by both teams throughout the night.
In the first set, the Tigers came out strong with a lot of communication, one of the things they have been struggling with, and took control of the game. The set seemed to go by extremely fast and the Tigers were able to hold the Vikings to eleven points.
When the second set started the Tigers were able to keep their momentum and start out even stronger than they did the first set. There were a few times where there was miscommunication between some of the girls by the Tigers were able to keep fighting and gain another set win.
At the start of the third set, the Vikings were done letting the Tigers win and came back tougher than they had in the previous sets. The Tigers refused to let the Vikings take control of the game and pushed their way to victory.
The third set was the most exciting set of the night. Both teams were fighting their hardest to gain a win. For the Tigers, they needed a set win to end the game, and the Vikings needed the set win to stay in the match for a chance to draw the game into five sets.
Despite the Vikings’ efforts, the Tigers were able to outlast them in a tough third set to end the game.
The Tiger Junior Varsity squad also had a game against the Viking Junior Varsity where they gained another loss for their record.
The starters for the varsity match were seniors Madeline Huwaldt and Kennedy Johnson, junior Elisa Herrera, sophomores Bailey Schmit, Grace Gansebom, Kiera Moes, and Macy Aschoff.
Johnson and Aschoff led the Tigers in kills with ten each followed by Moes and Huwaldt each with five, and Gansebom with three.
Gansebom had twenty-five set assists followed by Schmit with three and Herrera with one.
Johnson had three solo blocks while Huwaldt, Gansebom, and Aschoff each had one.
Johnson and Aschoff each had four ace serves followed by Moes with three and Schmit with one.
Aschoff led the Tigers in digs with nine followed by Schmit with seven, Herrera with five, and Johnson and Gansebom each with three.
Osmond’s (8-7) next match will be on October 8 against Elkhorn Valley (12-9) in Tilden with the JV game starting at 5:30.
The Osmond Tigers football team had a difficult night against the Plainview Pirates as they fell 52-6 at home on Friday, October 4.
“Overall, we had a really good of practice, but we couldn’t quite translate it to the game,” Tigers Coach Scott Morrison said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t have much of an answer for their offense’s speed and balanced play-calling.”
The Pirates outscored the Tigers 46-6 in the first half. They hit some big plays in the passing game and eventually broke some big runs on the ground.
The game started with the Tigers receiving the ball and Josh Gansebom (Sr.)and his blockers turning in a solid return to the Osmond 26.
The ended up going three-and-out on their first possession. The Pirates quickly sprung into action as they hit a 38-yard pass play on their first offensive play from scrimmage.
This put the Pirates at first and goal on the Tigers’ five yard line. They eventually score on a 1-yard pass from Nate Christensen to Alizae Mejia.
The extra point failed as Connor Gutz (Jr., OLB) made a nice play on the ball to deflect it away.
Gansebom and company had another solid return, which set up another drive.
The drive started on a positive note with a 3-yard gain, but quickly committed a holding penalty, setting them behind the sticks for the rest of the series.
After punting the ball back to the Pirates just a few plays later, the Tigers forced their counterparts to punt.
Bryan Solorzano picked up a five-yard gain on first down, but the Tigers hopes we spoiled again by the Pirates’ defense. They were then forced to punt.
The Tigers punt was short, giving the Pirates a short field at the Osmond 32. Plainview scored just five plays later, and they lead the game 14-0.
As if the hadn’t started well enough in the first quarter, they used the second quarter to get even stronger.
The first play of the second quarter resulted in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Christensen to Mejia on a slant pattern. The Pirates ran in the 2-point conversion, opening up a 22-0 lead.
The Tigers had life in them still as they put together an 8-play, 50-yard drive that was capped by a Connor Gutz 29-yard run.
Landon Stelling (Sr.) had a really nice block on the play as he pancaked an inside linebacker.
The drive included a big fourth down conversion in which Solorzano and Zach Huwaldt (Jr.) each had big blocks.
“This drive was a really nice bright spot,” Morrison said. “We executed well throughout the drive and battled through some adversity.”
With the score 22-6 at this point, the Tigers kicked off to Pirates’ John Schlote who broke free, but Brenden Gillespie made the special teams play of the by tracking him down and making a tackle.
The Tigers had the Pirates facing a fourth-and-five, but Plainview executed as Jacob Hoffman picked up six yards for a first down.
Patrick Vinson (So., LB) came up to make a play but was just a bit too late.
“We needed a stop right here to keep Plainview from getting an answer,” Morrison said.
The Tigers nearly recovered a Pirate fumble that would have ended the drive altogether, but they couldn’t secure it. The Pirates would eventually score to take a 30-6 lead.
The Tigers were forced to punt on their next possession. The Pirates would go on to score on two more times before half.
Mejia and Christensen connected on a 10-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion made it 38-0.
After forcing the Tigers to punt again, Christensen again connected with a receiver for a touchdown pass, this time for 50 yards. This gave the Pirates a 44-6 lead at half.
To begin the second half, the Tigers recovered a fumble and took possession at their own four yard line.
The Tigers couldn’t gain any ground and had to punt it back to the Pirates.
Jacob Hoffman proceeded to scored on a 24-yard run. He also scored on the 2-point conversion, making the scored 52-6.
The Tigers had a couple more offensive drives, one of which got them down to the Plainview 19. This was mainly due to a 40-yard pass from Vinson to Gillespie where Gillespie wrestled the ball away from Pirate defender Will Gunning.
The drive was halted when the Tigers failed to gain a first down.
The Tigers had several solid performances from several players. Logan Stelling (Jr., OL) and Caden Wingert stepped up in the wake of Alexis Solorzano’s absence.
Stelling stepped up at nose guard where he had a solid game. Wingert played at center throughout the night.
Zach Reikofski (Fr., E) had a good game despite being hobbled by an injury. Blake Bahr (Jr., OL/DL) played well when he was in. He has a nice tackle on defense.
Reese Hanna (Fr., OL/DL), Bradee Gubbels (Fr., RB/OLB), Kayson Maertins got in on offense and defense towards the end of the game.
“Overall, it was a really good week of practice, but the game did not reflect it,” Morrison said. “We need to have another solid week of practice on our way to getting better and having fun.”
The Tigers (1-4) will now travel to Winside (0-6) where they will play at 3PM on Friday. Plainview (5-0) will host Riverside (4-1).
Tigers Fall to Bravetts and Warriors
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
On Tuesday, September 24 the Osmond Lady Tigers(7-1) suffered two hard losses after having a seven-game win streak. The Tigers traveled to Battle Creek to play against Neligh-Oakdale (4-4) and Battle Creek (11-1).
The first match of the night was Neligh-Oakdale vs Battle Creek with Battle Creek coming out on top in two sets 25-9, 25-19.
The Tiger starters for both of their games were seniors Madeline Huwaldt (MH) and Kennedy Johnson (OH), junior Elisa Herrera (L), sophomores Bailey Schmit (RH), Macy Aschoff (OH), Kiera Moes (MH), and Grace Gansebom (S).
The second match of the night was Osmond vs Neligh-Oakdale. This match went three sets with the Warriors coming out on top 22-25, 25-23, 25-19.
The Tigers came out strong during the first set and were able to keep control of the set for their first and only set win of the night.
During the second set, the Tigers started out strong but slowly lost control of the game. As the momentum switched from the Tigers to the Warriors, the Tigers seemed to fall silent and were unable to get themselves back up.
Although the Tigers brought the set within two points, they were unable to get close enough to the Warrior’s lead to take over and win the set, causing the match to go into a third set.
The Tigers were ready to fight for their needed second set win to finish the game. Throughout the entire third set, the score was close and each team was fighting their hardest.
The Tigers were unable to communicate towards the end of the set and ended up falling too far behind causing them to gain only their second loss of the season.
Leading the Tigers in kills were Kennedy Johnson and Macy Aschoff each with five followed by Kiera Moes with four and Grace Gansebom and Bailey Schmit each with one.
G. Gansebom had fourteen set assists.
Johnson had two solo blocks followed by Aschoff with one.
G. Gansebom and Schmit each had one ace serve.
Aschoff and Johnson each had fourteen digs followed by G. Gansebom with thirteen, Herrera with eleven, Schmit with nine, Huwaldt with three, and Moes with one.
The final match of the night was Osmond vs Battle Creek where Battle Creek came out on top in two sets 25-12, 25-10.
Going into this game the Tigers knew this would be the toughest matchup of the season so far. What made this matchup even more difficult was the previous loss of the night.
Although neither set of this matchup was pretty for the Tigers, the first set was better than the second. The Tigers tried their hardest and were determined to finish the game no matter what the score was.
When the second set started it was visible that the Tigers were beat already but they continued to push through the set and score ten points against this tough opponent.
Sophomore Lillie Gansebom was able to see the playing floor during this game.
Macy Aschoff led the Tigers in kills with three followed by Bailey Schmit with two and Kennedy Johnson with one.
Grace Gansebom had five sets on the night.
Johnson had one solo block.
Elisa Herrera led the Tigers in digs with ten followed by G. Gansebom with seven, Johnson with six, Aschoff and Schmit each with three, and Lillie Gansebom with one.
The Tigers (7-3) will travel to Hartington for a junior varsity and varsity matchup on September 26 against Hartington (6-6) with JV starting at 4:30 and varsity to follow.
Tigers Fall in Five Sets
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
On September 26 the Osmond Tigers (7-3) traveled to Hartington to play the Hartington-Newcastle Wildcats (6-6) in a match that ended with a Wildcat win in five sets 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-7.
After coming out of Tuesday night’s game with two more losses added to the Tiger’s record, the Tigers were hungry to end their losing streak and start another win streak for their season.
The girls came out strong in the first set but couldn’t match the intensity of the Wildcats at first. After getting into the groove of the match the Tigers were able to bring the score within a few points but not enough points to get a set win.
At the start of the second set, the Tigers were more confident in their abilities and were able to stay with the Wildcats throughout the entire set and gained their first set win. Moving the game into an automatic four-set match.
The Tigers had momentum on their side at the start of the third set and it was very noticeable to everyone in the stands and on the floor. When the girls came out they started off strong and didn’t let up until the end of the set was a win for them.
With momentum still on the Tigers’ side, the fourth set of the five-set matchup started. The Tigers started out strong but slowly the momentum switched over to favor the Wildcats. The Tigers were unable to get any energy or momentum back for the rest of the night after the loss of the fourth set.
In the fifth set, it was noticeable that the Tigers weren’t ready to give up and were still willing to try their hardest to win.
With the fifth set only going to fifteen points the Tigers were unable to get into sync with each other after the start of the set.
The starters for the varsity match were seniors Kennedy Johnson (OH) and Madeline Huwaldt (MH), junior Elisa Herrera (L), sophomores Macy Aschoff (OH), Grace Gansebom (S), Kiera Moes (MH), and Bailey Schmit (RH).
Leading the Tigers in kills was Johnson with eighteen followed by Aschoff with fourteen, Huwaldt and Gansebom each with two, and Moes with one.
Gansebom had thirty set assists followed by Aschoff and Schmit each with two.
Johnson, Aschoff, and Moes each had one solo block.
Huwaldt led the Tigers in ace serves with four followed by Gansebom and Aschoff with three and Moes with two.
Schmit led the Tigers in digs with twenty-two followed by Johnson with twenty-one, Aschoff with sixteen, Gansebom with twelve, Herrera with eleven, Huwaldt with five, and Moes with three.
The JV also got a chance to show their improvement during their match. Although they lost the JV squad played great together as a team and improved greatly from their last game.
The Tigers’ (7-4) next varsity matchup will be a triangular with Central Valley (13-3) and Elgin/Pope John (6-9) on October 1 in Elgin with the first match starting at 5 pm with Central Valley vs Elgin/Pope John.