|Wau-Pal netters push Wallace to 5 sets|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Friday, 07 October 2011 18:58|
Emma Skelton puts the ball into play for Sydnee Harchelroad (No. 2) and Jonee Maris (No. 12) against Wallace as Abbie Fanning looks on from the back row. Skelton was the leading setter for the Broncs against the Wildcats, putting up 15 kills assists on 65 sets. The WP junior also had one kill on 19 attacks and two ace serves.
By Tina Kitt and Carl Williams
The Wauneta Breeze
Flashes of offensive razzle-dazzle propelled the Wauneta-Palisade to a 2-0 lead over Wallace in their homecoming match last week, with the Broncs taking the first set 25-20 and edging the Wildcats 26-24 in the second.
The Broncs trailed from the outset in match No. 3, with unforced errors putting them on the defense throughout the contest as they fell 11-25.
In game four both teams came out swinging, with Wallace fired up by their set win and the Broncs fighting to claim the match.
The Broncs slipped behind 12-16 before Taylor Lee went back to serve, knotting the score at 16-all with ace serves and strong net play. The teams battled point-for-point to work up a 24-24 contest. A pair of errors on the final points cost the Broncs as they dropped the match 24-26.
In the decisive fifth set the Broncs once again saw Wallace take an early lead as WP struggled to regain dominance. In the end, however, Wallace was able to pull away, dealing the Broncs an 8-15 loss.
With the win the Wildcats take their record to 4-8.
Lee led in hitting with 10 kills on 38 attacks and in serving with six aces on 19 points.
Hitchcock County sweeps WP
Earlier in the week the Broncos played host to the state-ranked Hitchcock County Falcons, now 16-0, losing in straight sets 12-25, 16-25, 7-25.
Jonee Maris and Lee led the Bronco offense with five kills each on 11 attacks.
The Falcons are pegged as the No. 3 team in the state in Class D1 by the Omaha World Herald.
Jayvees notch pair of wins
The Bronco jayvees put together a pair of winning efforts last week, defeating Hitchcock 2-1 on Tuesday before defeating Wallace in straight sets Friday.
Losing the first set against the Falcons 17-25, but with tough play by Leianna Alberts, Brianna Einspahr, Tayler Nordhausen and Nicole Strand, they took the second set 25-20.
The third set was one to learn from after a time out and down 9-19 the Broncos came out with fire in their eyes and scored eight straight points, after the Falcons called a time out and misplayed a couple of serves.
The Broncos took over and put the match away with Brianna Einspahr’s second ace, winning 26-24.
Against the Wildcats the Broncs dominated the court, putting away the first set 25-10. In the second set they downed Wallace 25-16.
After last week’s losses the Broncs see their record fall to 4-11. They will be looking to improve on that mark when they travel to Maywood tonight (Thursday) where they will take on a 2-14 Tiger team. Game time is slated for 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT.
The following night the Broncs will have a battle on their hands when they travel to Brady Friday night to face a 14-1 Eagle squad. Action gets underway at 3:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. CT.
After Friday the Broncs will see a 10-day break in play during which they will regroup for conference tournament action with the RPAC Tourney coming up Oct. 17-18.
Brooklyn Nordhausen goes high to contain a Wallace attack by Sara Hubbard. Nordhausen had six ace blocks against the Wildcats along with one ace serve on eight points.
|Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2011 19:02|