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K-P ends Pirates' VB season

Thursday, November 6, 2008

These three expressive Galva-Holstein volleyball players show how the action is going on the court during last week's 3-2 loss to Kingsley-Pierson in Regional Tournament action. They are, left to right, Jamie Christensen, Courtnie Voss, and Brea Slaybaugh. Photo by Reta Todd
Panthers win exciting 3-2 tourney match

HOLSTEIN - The successful season for the 14th-rated Galva-Holstein volleyball team ended abruptly here last week in an exciting 5-game match against Kingsley-Pierson, won by the visiting Panthers 25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-10.

The Lady Pirates were 102-119 in hitting with 48 kills. G-H finished 94-99 serving for a 95-percent effort, with four aces. Team digs totaled 73, and team assists were 42. Team blocks totaled 10.

Galva-Holstein's Lindsey Joslin makes a nice pass during the Pirates' Regional Tournament setback to Kingsley-Pierson in Holstein last week. G-H coach Scott Mitchell reacts in the background. Photo by Reta Todd
Heather Joslin paced the Pirates in kills with 18, while Lindsey Joslin tallied 11. Lanae Broesder led G-H in assists with 40, and dig leaders were Heather Joslin with 17, and Ashley Buell with 15. Heidi Rollefson and Victorial Anderson each registered three blocks.

"We served the ball well, but they passed very well in serve reception," said G-H coach Scott Mitchell. "In hindsight, I probably should've had the girls be more aggressive with their serving. Once they got the ball to their big hitters, we couldn't stop them. They were hitting over top of our blocks. We really struggled getting a strong block up against them.

"(K-P) Coach Mouw did a great job preparing for us and their girls played a great game. They took some things away from us and we started tipping too much. The girls were looking for open spots, when I probably should of had them hitting more.

"I felt that the game was going to be the toughest game on the road to state. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out the way we wanted it to."

The G-H club finishes the season with a 22-13 match record, and were 8-1 in the Western Valley Conference.

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