All Bulldog players focus on the ball. Left to right, Audrey Winterhof, Heather Ballantyne, Emily Rohlk, Ashley Anderson, Kayla Bruns.
Photo by Dan Whitney.
AURELIA - Aurelia hosted Sioux Central in Northwest Conference volleyball action on Oct. 7, and, despite starting out strong and fighting until the end, lost the match in three sets. Game scores were 21-25, 18-25, 10-25.
On Oct. 9, the Bulldogs hosted Remsen-Union and were swept 3-0 by the visiting Rockets.
Against Sioux Central, Audrey Winterhof paced the Bulldog attack with four kills and Erin Laursen had three. On defense, Cassie Sleezer led the team in digging with eight digs, followed by Ashley Anderson with seven. Laursen had three blocks and Anderson two.
Kayla Bruns, Shelby Dierenfield, and Erin Laursen each had two ace serves.
Bulldog coach Ann Dornack said, " I give credit to the girls for trying their best tonight. They fought as hard as they could."
Aurelia junior Erin Laursen serves the ball in recent volleyball action in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
The Aurelia girls hosted the Remson-Union Rockets in volleyball action here Thursday night. In three close, tightly-contested contests, the Bulldogs came out on the short end of all three, by scores of 22-25, 22-25, 19-25.
Leading the attack for the Bulldogs was sophomore Audrey Winterhof with six kills, and junior Ashley Anderson had five. Erin Laurson had three ace serves, and the junior also had two solo blocks on defense. Seniors Kayla Bruns and Emily Rohlk had 22 and 18 , respectively.
"Tonight's digging," said Bulldog coach Ann Dornack, "was at its best, with the girls all over the court for the ball." Leading in digs was Audrey Winterhof with 22, while Ashley Anderson had 21 and Cassie Sleezer 16.
Aurelia volleyball players Cassie Sleezer, left, and Amber Loucks, right, bookend their Bulldog coaches Ann Dornak (l) and Kendall Barnes (r) as they stay focused on the action on the court during a recent match in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney.
Though the Bulldogs ended up being swept, Coach Dornack emphasized, "I am proud of how the girls played tonight, and they should be, too."