CORRECTIONVILLE - Eighth-ranked Galva-Holstein ran its match record to 8-1 with a sweep of the Cherokee and River Valley teams in a volleyball triangular hosted by River Valley in Correctionville Thursday night.
The Lady Pirates beat River Valley 2-1 by game scores of 20-25, 26-24, 25-17; and beat Cherokee 3-0 on game scores of 25-22, 25-10, 25-18. The RV girls beat Cherokee 3-0 on game scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-18.
Kill leaders were Brooke Wiese with 20, and Heidi Rollefson 14. Assist leaders were Brea Slaybaugh 24, and Jaimie Christensen 15. Ashley Buell led in digs with 21, and Wiese garnered 13. Shannon Rohlk had five blocks and Nicole Boyle four.
For the host Wolverines, Tonya Johnson led in hitting with a 32-36 effort and 11 kills, followed by Mackenzie Fitch 32-34 with nine kills, Kaylea Simons 30-32 with nine kills, and Kari Kudvigson 25-27 with 11 kills. Simons and Luvigson had four blocks each.
RV serving showed Ludvigson leading the way with 15-15 and one ace, while Emily Ray was 14-14 and two aces, Steph Shever 12-12, Kelsey Wright 11-12, and Simon 10-11 with two aces. Wright led in assists with 38, and Ray led in digs with 14.
In the win over Cherokee, G-H totaled 56-71 in hitting with 27 kills, and served 60-66 with 14 aces.
For Cherokee, Lauren Husman led in serving with 10-12 and four aces, and led in assists with 57-58. Amanda Callahan was 10-11 serving with one ace. Megan Hummel and Julie Miller were each 6-6 serving for Cherokee.
Hummel also led her team in hitting with a 10-11 effort and two kills, while Emily Cook was 9-16 with three kills, and 7-11 blocking with two kills. Miller was 14-20 hitting with six kills, and 4-5 blocking with two kills.
In RV's win over Cherokee, Fitch led in hitting with a 24-31 night and four kills, followed by Johnson 22-26 and nine kills, Ludvigson 18-18 and eight kills, and Simons 13-14 and four kills.
Ludvigson led the winners in serving with a 12-12 outing and four aces, while Shever was 10-12 with an ace, Miller 6-10 and three aces, Brittny Shropshire 8-8 and three aces, and Ray 7-8 and three aces. Wright led in assists with 27, and Ray had nine digs.
For Cherokee, Miller led in hitting with 18-23 and eight kills, followed by Emily Cook 16-19 and six kills. Serving for Cherokee showed Callahan 7-9 with an ace, Husman 5-8, and MIller 4-6. Husman also was sets leader with 49-50. Jessica Cook was 5-5 setting, and 3-3 blocking.
"We did a lot of good things," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller. "We need to learn how to capitalize on the other team's errors. We need to believe in how good we are instead of just imagining how good we are."
Cherokee hosts Storm Lake Tuesday night in the home opener. G-H hosts Storm Lake Thursday, and RV hosts Woodbury Central Thursday. RV also plays in the Cherokee Invitational on Saturday.