The busy Galva-Holstein volleyball team battled tough foes on the road last week, dropping a 3-0 match at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto on Sept. 18, and splitting four matches at the rugged Carroll Invitational Tournament on Saturday Sept. 20.
The Lady Pirates lost 25-13, 25-11, 25-21 at MVAO. In the Carroll tourney, G-H beat Rockwell City-Lytton 21-14, 21-16; beat Ogden 21-3, 21-12; lost 21-19, 17-21, 17-15 to Carroll; and lost 25-21, 25-18 to IKM/Manning in the semifinals.
Against MVAO, the Pirates were 45-57 in team hitting with 25 kills, and served 37-42 for 88 percent. The team registered 32 digs, and 23 assists.
Heather Joslin led G-H in kills with eight, and Lindsey Joslin tallied six. Lanae Broesder led in assists with 23, and also in blocks with two. Heather Joslin led in digs with 11, and Ashley Buell had seven.
"We didn't serve and serve receive very well tonight, which kept us out of our game" said G-H coach Scott Mitchell. "MVAO did a good job of keeping us out of sync with their aggressive serving. We have a few things we need to fix that will allow us to get better."
In the Carroll tourney, the Pirates were 128-168 in team hitting with 76 kills, and 149-174 in serving for 86 percent and with 29 aces. Team digs totaled 164, and team assists 69.
Lindsey Joslin led G-H in kills with 26, and Heather Joslin totaled 19. Broesder led in assists with 68 for the day. Dig leaders were Buell with 29, Lindsey Joslin 35, and Heather Joslin three. Brandi Wagoner led in blocks with nine, and Heidi Rollefson had four. Ace serve leaders were Wagoner with 11, and Lindsey Joslin seven.
"At times we were playing our best volleyball of the year against very good competition," said coach Mitchell. "Our serving wasn't quite where it should be, but we stepped up all the other phases of the game."