Sioux Central tops WB-M in 4

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Sioux Central’s Maggie Mueller, pictured picking up a serve receive last Tuesday against ELC, recorded a team-high 13 digs during the Rebels’ first win of the year Thursday at home against West Bend-Mallard.
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SIOUX RAPIDS — Last year’s win total has been matched by Sioux Central’s volleyball girls after they took down West Bend-Mallard in four games of Twin Lakes Conference play Thursday night.

“It was a great win for us over West Bend-Mallard,” Rebel volleyball coach Sara Grossnickle said. “I told the girls we needed to get this first win out of the way, and then we can keep moving forward.”

Sioux Central quickly went up 4-0 in game one with the help of Karly Boettcher’s serving prowess.

“We came out right away with a lot of energy and momentum on our side with a couple of aggressive serves from Karly Boettcher,” Grossnickle said. “She had a total of eight aces on the night which really helped keep momentum on our side of the court through the night.”

Momentum stayed with the Rebels through the first two games which they won 25-15 and 25-13.

“We have really been working hard in practice on keeping momentum going throughout the whole practice so it will transfer to our matches,” Grossnickle said. “I constantly tell the girls that whoever has momentum and excitement on their side of the court usually comes out on the winning end.”

The tide turned on Sioux Central in game three, and the Wolverines clawed their way back into the match with a 25-17 win.

WB-M also carried the lead for much of game four, but the Rebels put a late run together to finish off their visitors by a score of 25-22.

“I was pleased how the girls fought through until the end to get our first conference win for the season,” Grossnickle said. “We will have to continue to work hard in practice to keep the momenutm of our first win.”

Madielynn Mueller led the scarlet and gray with nine kills on the night. Maggie Mueller led the back line with 13 digs, and Boettcher tallied 19 of the team’s 23 assists.

The victory moved the Rebels’ record to 1-1 this year with a trip to Pocahontas coming Tuesday night. Sioux Central will be back at home Thursday against Alta-Aurelia.

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