Centre earns Solomon sweep

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Centre-The Cougars traveled to Solomon Sept. 14 and came home with two victories.

Centre won the opener against the home team, 19-25, 25-21, 25-16, then beat Bennington, 25-19, 25-12.

Against Solomon, Centre delivered 64 of 68 serves with Jackie Klenda recording three aces.

Brianne Stahlecker converted 62 of 65 set attempts which led to 19 kills and Alyssa Luna converted 11 of 13 leading to four kills.

Jill Fenske was 27-for-28 on the attack with eight kills. Klenda was 19-for-24 with six kills.

Against Bennington, the Cougars were 45 of 49 serving with Klenda picking up three aces.

At the net, Centre converted 28 of 34 attacks with Klenda scoring five kills and Megan Gutsch adding three blocks.

With the sweep, Centre improved to 6-4 for the season.

In junior varsity action, Centre defeated Solomon 25-23, 25-15, and Bennington 25-21, 20-25, 25-11.

Goessel-The Bluebirds traveled to Tescott for a tournament on Saturday and came home with third place.

In pool Play, Goessel defeated Wilson 25-9, 25-16, and Elyria Christian, 25-9, 25-13, then lost to Osborne, 13-25, 22-25.

By virtue of its 2-1 record, Goessel was matched with Ell-Saline in the semi-finals. The Bluebirds lost in three games, 26-28, 27-25, 25-27.

In the consolation finals, Goessel defeated Lucas-Luray, 23-25, 27-25, 25-13 for third place.

“We played without our senior middle hitter, Ashley Ensz, who has been struggling with an ankle injury,” coach Sandy Banman said. “I felt like we adjusted well. We had some people playing positions that they weren’t comfortable with.

“We also had some good help from Trenae Wilson and Katie Flaming, who were seeing their first varsity action.”

Goessel is 10-8 overall and 2-3 in the Heart of America League.

Goessel was scheduled to play host to Ell-Saline and Moundridge yesterday (Tuesday).

Canton-Galva-The Eagles hosted Remington and Moundridge Sept. 14, losing both matches: 14-25, 17-25 to Remington and 19-25, 19-25 to Moundridge.

Kristin Schragg had seven earned serves and Ashley Jones six in addition to a strong setting night.

“We played well against Moundridge, but we need to keep working to get over that hump,” Eagle coach Staci French said. “All the girls did a wonderful job.”

The Canton-Galva junior varsity lost to Moundridge 21-25, 14-21, but defeated Remington, 25-18, 21-18.

On Saturday, Canton-Galva won its own JV tournament by defeating Moundridge in the finals.

“This gives us great optimism for the future of Eagle volleyball,” French said. “These young ladies wanted to win and they didn’t let any losing attitudes affect the way they played.”

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