The West Central Area girls volleyball team went 1-1 last week, beating Parkers Prairie 3-0 on Tuesday at Parkers Prairie, before falling to Minnewaska 1-3 on Thursday at home.
They host Brandon-Evansville Monday, and travel to Hancock on Thursday this week.
WCA – 3
Parkers Prairie – 0
(26-24, 25-23, 26-24)
WCA Stats leaders:
Kills: Elizabeth Rustan 15, Mya Foslien 8, Halle Foslien and Morgan Stark 7
Assists: Macy Grosz 29
Blocks: Elizabeth Rustan 2
Digs: Kaitlyn Hansen 25, Morgan Stark 18
Service Aces: Brooke Anderson 3
The Knights and the Panthers faced off in a close game, with each match the Knights making comebacks from 20-22 deficits.
Steady serving by Morgan Stark in match one, helped the Knights capture the momentum.
Elizabeth Rustan had an excellent hitting game too, going 37/41 with 15 kills.
Macy Grosz did a great job putting the ball in the hands of our hitters and we have been cutting down on our errors and learning to trust each other!
(19-25, 11-25, 25-23)
WCA Stats leaders:
Kills: Elizabeth Rustan 9, Halle Foslien 7, Mya Foslien 4
Set Assists: Macy Grosz 23
Digs: Kaitlyn Hansen and Macy Grosz 14
Blocks: Elizabeth Rustan 4
Service Aces: Mya Foslien and Brooke Anderson 2
The Knights hosted a tough Minnewaska team Thursday evening and were excited to steal match three to force the Lakers into a fourth set.
We struggled keeping the ball out of the Lakers big blocks at times. Our first two sets we had difficulties with giving them 3-5 point runs, which makes it hard to make up those points.
We turned things around in set three with some nice kills by Elizabeth Rustan and Halle Foslien. We also had steady and aggressive serving from Macy Grosz, Brooke Anderson and Mya Foslien. The whole team only missed three serves all night.
Our scrappy defense also can take some credit, as Kaitlyn Hansen and Macy Grosz each had 14 digs on the night. We just need to keep getting better. Even though this was a loss for us, our team knows that they can stick with and push tougher teams, we’ve improved every game we’ve played in one way or another.
The Knights will roll next week, facing Brandon Evansville and Hancock.