Cardinals have enough in the end, down G-E

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2006

By Jeff Budlon, sports editor

GLENVILLE &045; The Glenville-Emmons volleyball team can play with LeRoy-Ostrander, but finishing is another matter.

The Wolverines were in all four games to the end but came up on the short end in three of them 18-25, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25.

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G-E played well in many areas on the night, but little mistakes added up to the few key points in the end.

&8220;Just little things here and there like coverage and they were very good at picking us apart,&8221; G-E head coach Lisa Ziebell said. &8220;We worked on that in practice so really there is no excuse for not getting there. I guess it just wasn&8217;t our night.&8221;

G-E dug itself a sizable hole in game one but closed the gap to just five points at 15-10 on three consecutive kills from Jordyn VanRyswyk, however, that is as close as the Wolverines would get.

Karissa Olson helped the Wolverines get off to a better start in game two and VanRyswyk came up with several blocks and tips after the score was tied at 18 including the final kill as G-E ran off seven of the final 10 points.

&8220;We served better and passed OK but I thought we started tipping a little too much when we could have been attacking more,&8221; Ziebell said. &8220;We just have to learn to finish because we can put it together.&8221;

The Cardinals were led at the net and the service line by Heather Nelson and Dani Jo Thorson as they held off late G-E rallies in both games three and four.

Ashley Lau led the G-E with 14 kills, VanRyswyk had nine and Lindsey Lorenzen added six. Kylie Inderlie added 13 digs.

LeRoy improved to 7-3 in the Southeast Conference with the victory while the Wolverines fell to 4-6.