After losing a heartbreaking five-set match to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, the Montevideo volleyball team bounced back to score a 3-0 sweep over Yellow Medicine East.
The Thunder Hawks, who are now 2-3 this season, have conference home matches with BOLD today (Thursday) and Minnewaska Tuesday. The T-Hawks will host their annual eight-team invitational Saturday. Teams in Montevideo's "pool" are Lakeview, Wabasso and Wahpeton, N.D.
ACGC 3, Montevideo 2
The Thunder Hawks had three match points but couldn't put away the Falcons in a five-set marathon here last Thursday.
Kills by Kelsey Olson, Tori Kuhlmann and Natalie Feldhake gave the Thunder Hawks a 30-28 win in the first set.
After the Falcons rallied from a 14-8 deficit to take the second game, Montevideo staged a rally of its own from a 14-8 deficit in the third set. Nettie Duvall's kill gave Montevideo a 25-24 lead and the T-Hawks took the set on a Falcons' hitting error.
Ashley Hoehne's kill gave Montevideo a 24-22 lead in the fourth set, but two Montevideo errors enabled the Falcons to tie the score. ACGC pulled out the set 26-24 on Syndey Larson's kill.
Kuhlmann's kill put Montevideo ahead 14-3 in the final set, but ACGC dodged another match point and went on to take the set and the match.
Hoehne had a big night for Montevideo with a career-high 24 kills.
ACGC 28 25 24 26 17
Monte 30 22 26 24 15
Monte: Serving (aces): Kayla Collins 4, Ashley Hoehne 3.
Setting (assists): Tori Kuhlmann 24, Kayla Collins 21.
Hitting (kills): Hoehne 24, Kuhlmann 9, Natalie Feldhake 8, Nettie Duvall 8, Kelsey Olson 5.
Ace blocks: Rhea Melby 2, Feldhake 2.
Digs: Kiersti Grey 21, Hoehne 17, Collins 11, Duvall 9, Kuhlmann 7.
Montevideo 3, YME 0
After overcoming a 9-1 deficit in the opening set, the Thunder Hawks rolled to a three-game sweep over the Sting Tuesday at Granite Falls.
Hoehne had 10 kills for Montevideo. Nettie Duvall added seven kills and three ace serves. Duvall and Melby each had three ace blocks.
Chyanne Strand had 14 kills for the Sting.
Montevideo 25 25 25
YME 19 21 22
Monte: Serving (good serves-attempts-aces): Nettie Duvall 18-20-3, Tori Kuhlmann 12-13-0, Kiersti Grey 11-13-0, Rhea Melby 8-9-1, Kayla Collins 8-8-0, Ashley Hoehne 7-7-1.
Setting (good sets-attempts-assists): Kuhlmann 44-46-12, Kayla Collins 27-29-7.
Hitting (good hits-attempts-kills): Hoehne 22-28-10, Duvall 14-16-7, Melby 12-14-3, Natalie Feldhake 10-11-4, Kelsey Olson 7-11-1, Kuhlmann 6-6-2.
Ace blocks: Melby 3, Duvall 3, Hoehne 1.
Page 2 of 2 - Digs: Duvall 8, Hoehne 5.