The Tekamah-Herman Volleyball team knocked off Wisner-Pilger 3-1 at home Tuesday night. Tekamah-Herman Head Coach Becky Rennerfeldt says her team finally put it all together.
“A huge win, huge win for us. We’ve played really good sets this year, we’ve had some sets that are really good, but we’ve never had a full match against a good opponent like Wisner. And so to play that great of a full match feels really good.”
The Tigers won set one 25-20 and set two 26-24, lost set three 25-21, but rebounded to win set four 25-22.
Wisner-Pilger Head Coach Jean Groth says Tekamah-Herman simply outplayed her team.
“They played well, they played with extreme amount of energy. They earned points at a higher rate than we did. It appears that we had 36 errors in a four set match. To me that’s about 9 per set.”
Liz Dlouhy paced the Tigers with 29 kills while Marin Jetensky registered 17.
With the win, Tekamah-Herman improves to 9-14 on the year.
The Tigers take on Clarkson/Leigh in the first round of the East Husker Conference Tournament in North Bend on Thursday.
“And this is the first time that we will ever play Clarkson/Leigh. We’ve never played them ever, at least in the six years that I’ve been here, and I don’t think that they have before that, so I honestly don’t know much about them. I’ve heard that they’re really scrappy and they have a good defense, so those are teams that are big challenges for us, we’re more of an offensive team. And hopefully we’re ready to play.” Rennerfeldt said.
The Gators, who fall to 12-10 on the year, were led by Jayda Oligmueller and Jordan Wegner, who notched 12 kills apiece. Maci Batenhorst totaled 8 kills and 9 ace serves for Wisner-Pilger, who plays Scribner-Snyder in Stanton on Thursday.
The win for Tekamah-Herman was only their second over Wisner-Pilger since 1997.