Aurelia's Erin Laursen dives to her knees during this nice dig return, while her Bulldog teammates stand ready to assist in recent Northwest Conference volleyball action in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
KINGSLEY - The Aurelia volleball team played a non-conference match against Kingsley-Pierson at Kingsley on Oct. 13.
"It was a tough game," said Aurelia coach Ann Dornack, "but the girls tried their best and played hard."
K-P took the match 3-0, with game scores of 6-25, 15-25, 11-25.
Bulldog liebro Cassie Sleezer led the team in digs, with 27, followed by Erin Laursen with 14. Ashley Anderson and Audrey Winterhof both had three kills on offense,
Gettin' it straight -
Veteran area volleyball officials Dale Barringer of Holstein, middle, and Larry Weede of Cherokee discuss pre-match strategies with Aurelia Athletic Director Grant Peckenschneider before a recent match in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
Emily Rohlk and Kayla Bruns led the setters, and Dornack said the team's service was "great," led by Ashley Anderson's three ace serves and Shelby Dierenfield's two.
Laursen, Dierenfield and Anderson each had five blocks at the net.
The Bulldogs played final regular season conference match, at Schaller-Crestland on Oct. 16., then begin tournament play the following Wednesday, Oct. 22, with a rematch with Schaller-Crestland at Schaller.