Albion-The West Point-Beemer Volleyball Team went on the road and swept Boone Central/Newman Grove 3-0 Tuesday night in action heard on 107.9 the Bull.
Set one was tied at four before the Cadets pulled away for a 25-14 win.
West Point-Beemer held a big lead in set two only to see the Cardinals battle back and make it 20-17 at one point. The Cadets then went up 24-17 before Boone Central/Newman Grove made it 24-22. West Point-Beemer would go on to win the set 25-22.
Set three saw the Cardinals jump out to a 16-12 advantage before the Cadets battled back and won it 25-18.
West Point-Beemer’s Sidney Swanson, who was the S&W Welding Player of the Game for West Point-Beemer, led all players with 13 kills. Brooke Haase had 5 while Kendra Paasch and Abby Kaup added 4 apiece.
West Point-Beemer Head Coach Conley Straight. “We had a good night attacking across the front line. Our goal has been to find a balanced attack here early on in the year. A lot of teams have been keying on Sidney and we really didn’t have much of an attack other than her, but here these last few matches a lot of other hitters have gotten involved, which has kind of opened up the net for Sidney and that sort of thing. And so we’re going to continue to work on that because when teams can’t just key on one hitter it really opens it up for all the other hitters as well.”
Natalee Luettel, who was the S&W Welding Player of the Game for Boone Central/Newman Grove, tied for a team-high 8 kills. Kylee Rasmsussen added 8 as well. Kelsey Thompson had 15 digs while Marysa Duerksen added 7. Paige Nelson notched 14 set assists while McKenna Haase totaled 12.
Straight says it was a good win. “Fairly good night for us in the sense kind of all around with that sort of thing. Having a long week last week with EHC Conference on Thursday and Saturday. It’s good to get back on the court on Tuesday here tonight to kind of see the things we need to work on since we’re kind of winding the season down here and getting close to Sub-District time. So good battle by the girls tonight in most areas of the game and that sort of thing, but definitely things that we can fine tune.”
The Cadets improve to 13-14 on the season and take on Pender and Howells-Dodge at the Howells-Dodge Triangular next Tuesday night to wrap up the regular season while the Cardinals fall to 3-22 and are back in action at the Mid-State Conference Tournament, which begins on Monday.