9/20/2013 11:19:00 AM Bomber volleyball wins two in HVL
by Mike Dalton
The CFHS volleyball team had a successful last week, winning two hard-fought dual matches and then taking third at a tournament in Jackson.
Cannon beat Hayfield in four games on Tuesday. Scores were 30-28, 25-15, 18-25, 25-21.
Katie Noble had 16 kills and six ace blocks, Leah Meyers nine kills, Hailey Huseth seven kills, 24 assists and two ace serves, Carly Broze seven kills, Lydia Franken 21 assists and two ace serves, Becca Vandehuevel 33 digs, Caroline Bowen 20 digs, Sami Cromer 15 digs and four ace serves, and Mada Hofstedt four ace blocks.
"It was a fantastic match," commented coach Melissa Huseth. "Long volleys and fun to watch! Our defense really picked it up with 97 total team digs."
The Bombers won a bittersweet 5-game match against Kenyon-Wanamingo Thursday. Scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 26-28, 15-10. The head coach of K-W, Jen Nerison, is a sister to Bomber coach Huseth.
Stat leaders included: kills - Broze 16, Huseth 10, Noble nine, Hofstedt seven; assists - Huseth 21, Franken 31; digs - Vandenheuvel 36, Bowen 20, Cromer 13; ace blocks - Noble five, Hofstedt six; and service aces - Huseth three, Anna Nelson, Franken and Bowen, two each.
"Our serve receive was the best it has been all year, so our setters were able to use all of offensive weapons," Huseth said. "So much fun to watch these girls play."
Cannon defeated Windom and Red Rock Central in pool play Saturday, then lost a tough 3-set match to Jackson County Central, and a 2-set match to Minneota. Minneota, Jackson County Central and Windom are all state-ranked teams.
On the day, Broze had 26 kills, Huseth 25, Hofstedt 20, and Noble and Meyers 10 each; Huseth had 44 assists, Franken 50; Vandenheuvel had 84 digs, Bowen 25 and Franken 22; Noble had eight ace blocks, Broze four and Huseth three; and Franken had six service aces, and Bowen, Huseth and Vandenheuvel had two each.
Cannon host Kasson-Mantorville Tuesday, and will have parent's night on Thursday against Pine Island. They are at the invitation-only AA Showcase in Burnsville on Friday and Saturday.