Cherokee Chronicle Times

Warriors take 3-0 win over SLSM

Lucy Gunkelman looks to receive a serve during Alta-Aurelia’s match against Storm Lake St. Mary’s on Tuesday night. (Photo by Jake Kurtz)

STORM LAKE – The Alta-Aurelia volleyball team traveled to take on Storm Lake St. Mary’s on Tuesday night and came home with a three set win.

The Warriors won the first set 25-17 before cruising to a 25-15 win in set two. The host Panthers fought back in set three, but the Warrior still closed the match with a 25-22 victory in the set.

The Warriors had 41 kills and 37 assists in the match with a .213 kill efficiency. Junior Ella Nielsen led the attack with nine kills while junior Allison Watts and sophomore Nora Peterson had eight each. Senior Chloe Elston had 36 assists while Watts had the remaining one.

On defense the team had 43 digs led by junior Maggie Bloom with 16 while Elston had 11. The team served up 11 aces, going 64-of-71 for a serve efficiency of 90.1 percent. Elston had four aces and went 16-of-18 while Watts had three and went a perfect 14-of-14.

“We played well offensively tonight,” said Alta-Aurelia head volleyball coach Jeannie Henningsen. “We served well and played hard through each set.”

The Warriors rise to 4-2 overall, 3-2 in the Twin Lakes Conference, and will next host 3-3 Emmetsburg on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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