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Montevideo American-News
  • Volleyball team splits matches with ’Jays, ’Jacks

  • The Montevideo volleyball team opened its season with a home win over Central Minnesota Christ­ian of Prinsburg and a road loss to Dawson-Boyd.
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  • The Montevideo volleyball team opened its season with a home win over Central Minnesota Christ­ian of Prinsburg and a road loss to Dawson-Boyd.
    The Thunder Hawks will begin the West Central Conference season with a home match against Sauk Centre today(Thursday). The T-Hawks will host Benson in another conference match Tuesday.
    Montevideo 3, CMCS 2
    The Thunder Hawks pre­vailed in five sets over the visiting Bluejays in the season opener here last Thursday.
    Leading 8-7 in the decisive set, the T-Hawks got a kill from KayCee Smith and two each from Alyssa Stern and Alexis Schmitz to close out the match.
    Schmitz, a sophomore playing her first varsity match, led Montevideo with 14 kills. Junior Natalie Feldhake added 10 kills and Stern, also a junior, had eight.
    The Bluejays, who beat the T-Hawks in last year’s season opener, were led in kills by Lexi Scott and Mary Covert, with 10 each.
    CMCS    18    25    13    25    10
    Monte    25    16    25    13    15
    Monte: Serving (good serves-attempts-aces): Natalie Feldhake 16-20-4, Kiersti Grey 16-17-3, Tori Kuhlmann 14-17-1, Alexis Schmitz 12-13-0, Erin Balken 10-10-1, Alyssa Stern 8-9-1.
    Setting (good sets-attempts-as­sists): Kuhlmann 79-80-23, Balken 39-40-8.
    Hitting (good hits-attempts-kills): Schmitz 20-28-14, Feldhake 13-19-10, Stern 28-33-9, Balken 13-19-6, KayCee Smith 5-7-2, Kuhlmann 5-6-0.
    Ace blocks: Schmitz 3, Feldhake 3, Stern 2, Smith 1, Balken 1.
    Digs: Jessie Janisch 15, Grey 5, Kuhlmann 5, Stern 5.
    Dawson-Boyd 3, Monte 1
    Monte        16    25    19    23
    DB        25    13    25    25
    Monte: Serving (good serves-attempts-aces): Erin Balken 14-17-1, Kayla Collins 13-13-2, Kiersti Grey 12-14-1, Lexi Schmitz 7-8-0, Tori Kuhlmann 6-7-0, Alyssa Stern 4-4-0, Jessie Janisch 2-2-0, Natalie Feldhake 1-3-0.
    Setting (good sets-attempts-as­sists): Kuhlmann 89-92-32, Balken 45-48-15.
    Hitting (good hits-attempts-kills): Schmitz 27-29-12, Feldhake 25-27-9, Stern 25-27-7, Balken 17-22-6, KayCee Smith 9-11-1, Kuhl­mann 5-5-1.
    Ace blocks: Schmitz 4, Feldhake 2, Stern 1, Kuhlmann 1, Balken 1.
    Digs: Jessie Janisch 17, Schmitz 16, Balken 11, Grey 11, Kuhlmann 10, Stern 6.

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