Pocahontas sets down Rebels

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

POCAHONTAS — Sioux Central volleyball put up a valiant effort in game two Tuesday against Pocahontas, eventually stomaching a 27-25 defeat in the set, but the hosting Indians had more definitive wins in games one and three to take the match win via sweep.

“Pocahontas is a great hitting and serving team, and we struggled stopping their offense throughout the night,” Sioux Central volleyball coach Sara Grossnickle said. “Going into the second set we stayed disciplined on defense and cleaned up our serve receive. We tried to excel on our serving to get their offense out of system. The girls fought hard but came up on the short end.”

Pocahontas cruised in game one 25-9 but had to hold off the Rebels for a 25-17 win in game three.

“The end of the third set we were able to come from behind and close that gap, but it was too late,” Grossnickle said. “We need to work on being more aggressive at the net and executing on those key points of the game.”

Brooklyn Anderson and Jenna Jessen led the Rebel offense with four kills each. Taylor Krager had six of the team’s 11 assists. Sioux Central’s defense struggled, tallying just nine total digs and one block.

The loss drops Sioux Central to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the Twin Lakes Conference this season. They’ll remain in league play Thursday night at home against Alta-Aurelia before hosting Spencer for a nonconference contest this coming Tuesday.

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