S-RC Volleyball 10.1

Kamryn Pokorney goes up for the kill against East Butler on Oct. 1. Pokorney and the Huskies upset D-2 No. 10 Giltner on Saturday.

Shelby-Rising City volleyball competed in the Crossroads Conference Tournament on Saturday at York as the 10 seed, picking up an upset win before falling in the quarterfinals.

SRC upset the No. 7 seed Dorchester in the first round before losing to Giltner, the 2 seed and 10th best team in Class D-2 according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

Shelby-Rising City was also in action on Oct. 15 in a triangular at Osceola. 

The Huskies defeated Osceola but lost to D-1 No. 10 Meridian.  


Shelby/Rising City def. Dorchester, 25-16, 25-14: Jordie Nekl led SRC with nine kills while Kamryn Pokorney added seven more to help SRC get the opening-round victory over Dorchester. 

Reece Ingalls served two aces and Pokorney blocked three shots. 

"The start of CRC was great for SRC," Huskies head coach Makenzi Kuhnel said. "My girls came out willing to challenge themselves. In whatever situation, they were focused on continually swinging away, serving aggressive and our serve receive allowed us in both matches to run a variety of options to extend rallies.  

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D-2 No. 10 Giltner def. Shelby/Rising City, 19-25, 29-27, 25-21: Nekl led the Huskies in kills once again with 14 and Ingalls recorded 11.  

Oct. 15

D-1 No. 10 Meridian def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-17, 25-18: Nekl had 12 kills in a losing effort. 

"Meridian played some tough defense, and served very aggressive," Kuhnel said. "They continued that intensity throughout the entire game. We found ourselves struggling in serve receive, which didn’t allow us to run a consistent offense in the front row. We also made a large amount of silly errors, due to miscommunication."

Shelby/Rising City def. Osceola, 25-16, 25-12:  Pokorney had 13 kills to lead the Huskies, followed by Nekl with seven. 

Pokorney also served three aces. 

"When we came up against Osceola, in between matches we discussed our struggle in serve receive, our communication as a whole and how it’s all about the fundamental game," Kuhnel said. "We came out against Osceola, alert, using the knowledge of who we were keying in on and running a quick offense." 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him at DVDsports@lee.net

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