Pirate Volleyball

The Pirate Volleyball team traveled to Osmond on Thursday, Oct. 13 and brought back a victory with a three set sweep (25-19, 25-14, 25-18). 

“The girls did a lot of good things and were able to get the job done. We still have things to work on and clean up but tonight was a good night.” said Coach Kim Miller.
Leading the team on the offensive end was Claire Rasmussen with eight kills and a solid 0.211 hitting percentage. Teya Boyer led in set assists with 13 and also put down seven kills from her hitting position.

Defensively, Hannah Darnall had a solid night at the net, having a hand in three stuff blocks. Keanu Johnson covered the floor well with 13 digs. Boyer and Abbie Kromarek led the team in aces with three apiece from the service line.

The Pirates will travel to Wynot on Tuesday for a triangular against Wynot and Randolph, and then will have the last regular season game on Thursday against South Sioux City. This will be the team’s annual Cancer Out game, featuring lavender jersey shirts in support of cancer awareness. 

Junior Varsity vs. Osmond
The Plainview JV volleyball team brought home another “W” after defeating the Osmond Tigers in a three-set match 25-18, 23-25, and 15-8.  

Missed serves especially at momentum times contributed to the girls having to go into the final set to capture the victory. The group continues to make the adjustments needed to finish matches and works very well together.   

Attacks were led by Katie Mauer with six followed closely by Brooke Rafert with five and Kayci Daudt with four.  Leading in the serving category was Paige Norris with three aces and a 100% serving percentage.  Jordynn Frahm also stepped to the line to achieve two aces and led assists with six.  Shayla Jacobsen rounded out the assists category with five.  Hannah Darnall dominated the net play with three solo blocks.   
The full Junior Varsity team has their last competition Thursday, October 13 at home against a new opponent, South Sioux City.  

C Team vs. Osmond
The Plainview C-Team took on the Osmond Tigers on October 6.  
The Lady Pirates fought hard and won the serving game.  They walked away with victory in 2 sets, 25-5 and 25-18.  “The Lady Pirates fundamentally did everything they needed to do to win the game.  Our serving game was strong and helped us go on runs to secure the win,” commented Coach Goetzinger.  

The Lady Pirates were led by Kenzie Doerr and Addie Hodson from the service line.  In the first set, Doerr served 11 consecutive points, marking 4 aces. Addie Hodson helped the Lady Pirates get on a win to secure victory in the 2nd set, but serving 7 points and capturing 2 aces.  Kaydance Maertins and Peighton Arlt had 2 kills each.  Emma Sauser recorded 4 digs and Mallory Mauer with 3 digs and 4 set assists.  

The Lady Pirates will play their last regular season game on Thursday, October 13 against South Sioux City in Plainview.

Vs. Clarkson-Leigh/LHNE
On October 4, the Pirate Volleyball team welcomed two new opponents to the home gym, with Clarkson/Leigh (25-17, 14-25, 11-25) and Lutheran High Northeast both winning (21-25, 23-25). 
“It was an inconsistent night for us, but the girls battled. Hopefully we can use this experience and get better.” said Coach Kim Miller.

Against Clarkson/Leigh, leading the team in kills was Lauren Jelinek with nine. Jelinek was efficient at the net, hitting a solid 0.227 percentage. 

Jelinek also teamed up with Claire Rasmussen for two stuff blocks. Abbie Kromarek and Teya Boyer each covered the floor well with nine digs and Boyer led from her setter’s position with 13 assists. Kromarek led from the service line with three aces in the game.

In the final game against Lutheran High Northeast, Teya Boyer led in kills with five and set assists with nine. 

Claire Rasmussen chipped in four kills with no errors, hitting 0.444%. Hannah Darnall had another good game at the net, having a hand in five stuff blocks. Madelynn Dougherty had a strong defensive night with six digs from her setter’s position. 
Dougherty and Kromarek each recorded one ace from the service line. 

C Team vs. Clarkson-Leigh
On October 4, the C-Team played Clarkson-Leigh and claimed victory in 3 sets, 12-25, 25-15, and 15-12.  

“We had a slow start to the game and our defense was playing slow.  After a few readjustments, the girls were able to come together and win sets 2 and 3 after dropping set 1.  I was very proud of the girls’ determination to win,” said Coach Paige Goetzinger.

The C-Team was back in action on Thursday, October 6 against the Osmond Tigers.