Northeast Nebraska Volleyball
The Wolverines beat the Crimson Pride 25-23 in set one and 25-21 in set two.
Nottleman had 7 kills while Tietz and Grace Johnson chipped in 10 and 8 blocks, respectively. Bella Bonneau and Berg each had 7 digs while Bacon registered 10 assists.
The Wolverines defeated the Indians 25-22 in set one and 25-20 in set two before winning set four 25-22 after losing set three 26-24.
Great play from BRLD in their last three matches.
The Wolverines (12-6) take on Tri County Northeast (2-6) Thursday night.
The Wolfpack fell 3-1 at home to Laurel-Concord-Coleridge last Tuesday night.
This was supposed to be a Triangular with Winnebago, but the Indians cancelled all their matches through October 1st due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This should be a sweep for BRLD.
The Wolverines are playing really good Volleyball right now, and I look for BRLD to dominate once again Thursday night.
The Wolverines have some tough matches on the horizon so BRLD has caught fire at the right time.
The Wolverines have to keep things going and keep the ball rolling against Tri County Northeast Thursday night and Omaha Nation Monday night before matches with Wisner-Pilger and Howells-Dodge Tuesday night, and Oakland-Craig next Thursday night.
Wahoo remained undefeated on the season when they swept Oakland-Craig in three sets in high school volleyball from Oakland aired on 107.9 The Bull Thursday night, Sept. 17.
The Warriors won the match 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.
Bailey Helzer had 20 kills and 7 digs while Laryn Johnson notched 9 digs. Josie Richards added 28 assists.
Great effort from the Knights, they just came up a little short.
Oakland-Craig (9-3) travels to GACC to take on the Bluejays (7-5) Thursday night.
The Bluejays swept Homer 3-0 at home Tuesday night.
GACC figures to be a very tough and formidable foe as the Bluejays are 4-1 in their last five matches.
GACC has really come on as of late, and is doing great, extraordinary, and outstanding things.
I look for this match to be really good, and perhaps even go five sets.
But the Knights have a player in Helzer, who is a very special Volleyball player.
She had a great match against the Warriors, and I look for her to play very well again against the Bluejays.
She is the leader for Oakland-Craig and really makes the Knights go.
You can bet GACC will throw everything they can at her to stop her, so she will have to be ready to roll for sure.
Helzer can definitely have another big match though, and I feel like if she does that may carry the Knights past the Bluejays in say five sets.
Should be a great match for sure come Thursday night.
The Tigers also have matches with Omaha Roncalli and Fort Calhoun.
Figures to be another day of opportunity for Tekamah-Herman.
That is of course if this tournament gets played and doesn't get cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Let's hope that this tournament gets played and that everyone remains healthy.
Megan Beutler had 9 kills, 13 blocks, and 7 digs while Alyssa Buchholz totaled 7 kills and 9 digs. Caragan Tietz added 7 kills and 12 digs while Aubrey Berg notched 12 digs. Brooklyn Nolting tallied 8 digs and 11 assists while Alexzi Nottleman registered 7 digs.
The Trojans won set one 25-19 and set three 26-24 while dropping set two 25-20.
Beutler had 15 kills while Tietz recorded 8 kills and 14 blocks. Kinlee Bacon added 14 digs while Berg and Bella Bonneau posted 9 and 8, respectively. Nolting added 7 assists.
The Knights got off to fast starts in the first two sets, winning 25-15 and 25-17.
BRLD got out to a 10-4 lead in the third set, before Bergan tied it at 14-14 and pulled away to win set three 25-18, claiming the match.
BRLD is now 9-6 on the season and will participate in the Tekamah-Herman Invite on Saturday.
The Wolverines' first match of the day is against the host Tigers (3-9) at 9:00 a.m.
Tekamah-Herman fell 3-0 at home to West Point-Beemer Tuesday night.
BRLD beat the Tigers 3-0 at home in the season opener.
The Wolverines also have matches with Fort Calhoun and Omaha Roncalli.
Both those teams are at about .500, and I think BRLD definitely beats the Pioneers, and perhaps even knocks off the Crimson Pride.
Roncalli has played a tough schedule though so they will be difficult to contend with for sure.
It's the last match of the day though, and if the Wolverines take care of business in their first two matches they may end up winning the entire thing.
That's of course if things don't get postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We've seen some postponements and cancellations in the area this week already, so hopefully this doesn't get added to the list.
I think the Patriots have a great chance to win both of these matches, but both will be challenging for sure.
The Bulldogs pushed Oakland-Craig to the brink and figure to be tough, and High Plains is tough too, but this Clarkson/Leigh team doesn't get rattled.
I'm very impressed with the Patriots' ability to let things go and move on to the next play.
Clarkson/Leigh is a resilient and very tough minded team.
The Patriots have to continue to be and play that way come Thursday night.
Clarkson/Leigh has to keep the ball rolling Thursday night, and play well.
The Patriots won set one 25-18, took set two 25-14, and won set three 25-20.
Pender's lone lead of the match came in the 2nd set when the Pendragons went up 11-10.
The Pendragons were led by Ashley Ostrand, who had a match-high 11 kills.
Pender is back in action on Thursday as the Pendragons (3-6) travel to Wakefield to take on the Trojans (3-11).
Wakefield lost 3-0 at Howells-Dodge Tuesday night.
The Trojans beat Pender 2-0 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic in Pender on Thursday, September 3rd.
I feel like the Pendragons can get payback this time around, but the match being on the road in Wakefield doesn't make things easy by any means.
Pender has to come out ready to rock and roll Thursday night.
The Pendragons have to play with a lot of fire, energy, spunk, tenacity, grit, toughness, passion, and pride.
Pender has to to play hard the entire time, and go out there and give it their all come Thursday night.
The Pendragons have to execute in all facets of the game and play good Volleyball.