Tigers go 2-4 for the week

East Butler won a hard fought match against Yutan on Sept. 12 at Brainard.

The Tigers dominated the first set 25-14, but the Chieftains came back and made a match of the second set, with the Tigers winning 27-25.

Jadyn Robley’s 12 assists were a factor, along with her team-leading three aces.

Against Raymond Central, the Tigers lost a tough opening set, 23-25, then were in charge for the second set, winning 25-14. The Mustangs held on to win 25-23.

“The comeback against Yutan was fun to watch,” said Tigers coach Karmen Widick. “The girls were down 19-24 and just kept working to keep the ball alive and gave themselves a chance. We have been in a lot of games this year where we are coming from behind; I love the fight and determination the girls show in those games but I would prefer that we don't put ourselves in those spots. The loss to Raymond Central was tough. Our serve receive broke down, and when that happens nothing goes well for us on offense. We had 31 digs and kept the ball alive, but weren't able to really get into any offensive flow. This group is pretty resilient and will continue to work on gaining consistency in all aspects of their game.”

East Butler Triangular

Sept. 12 at Brainard

Game 1

Yutan 14 25

EB 25 27

*Kills Rigatuso 7

*Aces Robley 3, Rigatuso 2

*Assists Robley 12, Hummel 5

*Digs Helman 3

Game 2

EB 23 25 22

RC 25 14 25

*Kills - Robley, Helman 7; Rigatuso 6, Ratkovec 5.

*Aces Barta, Helman 2

*Assists – Robley 16, Hummel 9

*Digs Rigatuso 11, Helman 6, Ratkovec 5, Robley 4.

Cross County Invite taxing for Tigers

The Cross County Invitational lived up to its billing as a tough Saturday for the Tigers, who came home with a 1-3 showing.

The bright spot was a 2-0 victory over High Plains. The Tigers won 25-19 and 25-23. The Storm had defeated the Tigers 2-1 on Aug. 31.

“We started off the day by defeating High Plains after losing to them earlier in the season. The girls were determined to avenge that loss and did a great job of controlling the match early. We started to break down a little in the second game but were able to hold on for the win,” Widick said.

The Tigers won the first set against Osceola, 25-20, but weren’t able to hold the momentum, losing 18-25 and 26-28 to fall in the second match of the day.

Jadyn Robley had 20 assists and 11 kills to lead the team.

“We matched up with Osceola pretty well as evidenced by the deuce game loss in the third. The girls rebounded well after dropping the second game and played really well in the third. We had our chances to win but untimely errors caught up with us, “ Widick said.

The Tigers came out a little flat against the Cross County Bulldogs. They lost 10-25 and 21-25.

“The match against Cross County was a roller coaster. They dominated the first game, but we were able to move past that and played them really well during the second game,” Widick said. “We served really well as a team with only one missed serve, but our serve receive was not giving our setters any option on offense which then puts a lot of pressure on our hitters.”

Nebraska Lutheran of Waco brought more than the Tigers could counter in the fourth match. The Knights won in two sets, 25-17 and 25-15. The drop in the number of assists, kills and digs reflected Nebraska Lutheran’s offensive power.

“Lutheran has a solid defensive team and a pretty heavy hitter from anywhere on the court,” Widick said. “That makes them hard to play as they can attack from any position on the court.”

The first three matches took their toll.

“The girls were exhausted but continued to work hard. We continue to break down for about four points in the middle of games and that has been the difference between winning close matches and losing them. When we get more consistency, those close matches will be more likely to fall into the win column for us,” Widick said.

Cross County Invitational

Sept. 16 at Cross County

Game 1

EB 25 25

High Plains 19 23

*Kills -Rigatuso 5, Robley 4.

*Aces -Rigatuso 3, Barta 2.

*Assists – Robley 11, Hummel 3.

*Digs – Rigatuso, Barta 7, Hummel 4.

Game 2

EB 25 18 25

Osceola 20 24 28

*Kills – Robley 11, Rigatuso 8, Helman 7, Ratkovec 6.

*Aces -Ratkovec, Robley, Rigatuso 1.

*Assists -Robley 20, Hummel 6

*Digs -Rigatuso 11

Game 3

EB 10 21

Cross County 25 25

*Kills -Matulka 5, Robley 3

*Aces – Robley 3, Hummel 2.

*Assists – Robley 4.

*Digs- Rigatuso 6.

Game 4

EB 17 15

Ne. Luth 25 25

*Kills – Robley 4, Rigatuso 3.

*Aces -Helman 1

*Assists – Robley 3

*Digs – Ratkovec, Robley, Rigatuso 3.

Scouts start week with sweep

The David City volleyball team swept Madison 3-0 on Sept 12 on the Scouts’ home floor.

The Scouts came out strong with a 25-15 opening set victory, and then didn’t let the Dragons get much more momentum from there, winning 25-19 on the final two sets.

Olivia Couch led the Scouts with 13 kills. Macy Svoboda and Morgan Eickmeier both contributed 12 digs.

Sept. 12 at David City

David City 25 25 25

Madison 15 19 19

25-15, 25-19, 25-19

Digs –Svoboda, Eickmeier 12

Assists - Andel 25

Kills - Couch 13, Givens 7

Aces - Tebbe 2

Blocks – Couch, Tebbe, Givens, 1

Scouts 1-2 at Milford Triangular

The Scouts traveled to Milford Sept. 14 for a triangular with Malcolm.

David City was six points away from defeating the Eagles but were unable to cap the first and third sets, losing both 23-25. After pushing Milford in the first set, the Scouts came back for a strong second frame winning 25-16.

Morgan Eickmeier led the Scouts in digs against Milford, picking up 20. Payton Andel had 23 assists.

Against Malcolm the Clippers were able to control the net, winning 25-15 and 25-20.

Milford Triangular

Sept. 14 at Milford

Game 1

Milford

23-25, 25-16, 23-25

Digs - Eickmeier, 20, Svoboda 10

Assists - Andel, 23

Kills - Svoboda 9, O. Couch 8

Aces - Svoboda Andel, Tebbe, Backstrom, Givens 1

Block - Givens 2

Game 2

Malcolm 25 25

David City 15 20

Digs – Eickmeier, O. Couch 7, Givens 5

Assists - Backstrom 4, Andel, 3

Kills - Tebbe, Couch 4

Aces – Svoboda, Tebbe, 1

Block - O. Couch,Andel, Givens 2

 

Scouts go 1-2 at Fairbury Invite

The Scouts were 1-2 on Saturday at the Fairbury Invite.

After falling to Sandy Creek and Fairbury, the Scouts defeated Falls City 25 17 and 25-15.

Olivia Couch had 10 digs against Fairbury. Against Sandy Creek, Morgan Eickmeier led with 12 digs.

The Scouts traveled to Cross County(5-5) on Tuesday before hosting Schuyler on Thursday. The David City Invitational is Saturday.

Fairbury Invitational

Sept. 16 at Fairbury

Game 1

David City 19 21

Fairbury 25 25

Digs - O. Couch. 10, Svoboda 8

Assist - Backstrom 5, Andel 3

Kills - Svoboda 5, O. Couch 2

Ace - Andel 1

Block, Svoboda,Vandenberg, Givens 2

Game 2

Sandy Creek 25 25

David City 21 17

Digs - Eickmeier 12, Bell, 7

Assists - Andel, 9, Backstrom 3

Kills – O. Couch, Vandenberg 4

Aces - Allie D. 2

Blocks - Tebbe, Backstrom, Vandenberg, Givens 1

Game 3

David City 25 25

Falls City 21 15

Digs – Bell, Morgan E 7

Assist - Andel, Backstrom 6

Kills - O. Couch 6, Svoboda 4

Aces – Svoboda 2

Blocks – O. Couch 2

Hampton takes Huskies in 5

The Shelby-Rising City Volleyball team fought back after dropping two sets to the Hampton Hawks on Sept. 12, but the Hawks carried the match in the fifth set.

Sept. 12 at Hampton

S-RC 16 22 25 25 9

Hampton 25 25 22 22 15

Kills- S. Adams 13, Pokorney 6, R. Ingalls 5, T. Potter 4.

Aces – Velasco 3, O’dell, Nekl 2.

Assists – Nekl 13, O’dell 12.

Digs – Hopwood 19, Nekl 7, Kohl 6.

Huskies overcome Broncos' hot start 

The Huskies defeated the Centennial Broncos 2-1 on Sept. 14 at Waco.

The Huskies won 25-22, 22-25 and 25-19.

Sydnie Adams and Reece Ingalls led the Huskies with 8 and 9 kills respectively. Ingalls had 19 assists.

In Game 2, the Huskies defeated the Sutton Mustangs 25-9 and 25-3.

Centennial Triangular

Sept. 14 at Waco

Game 1

SRC 25 22 25

Centennial 22 25 19

Kills – Adams 8, R. Ingalls 9, Potter 6.

Aces – Potter 3.

Assists- Nekl 15, O’dell 8.

Digs- R. Ingalls 19, Hopwood 11, O’dell 9, Neckl 6

Game 2

Sutton 9 13

S-RC 25 25

Kills- Adams 6, G. Ingalls, R. Ingalls, T. Potter 3.

Aces- R. Ingalls 2, Velasco 4.

Assists Nekl 8, O’dell 7,

Digs- R. Ingalls 8, Hopwood 7, Kohl 3

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