Vikings beat Huskies
Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Northwood-Kensett captures 1st conference win
NORTHWOOD, Iowa — After a heartbreaking loss to Rockford last Thursday, the Northwood-Kensett volleyball team looked to capture its first conference victory of the season as they hosted Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday night.
The Vikings used strong serving and had big runs to earn a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies.
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“I think the girls’ were ready for it,” Northwood-Kensett coach Bess Eilertson said. “We changed it up a little bit and played our game. Thats what we talked about was being able to finish the game and play every point.”
In the first game, Northwood-Kensett took advantage of i-ts serving to jump out an 8-1 lead. From their the Vikings used runs of 4-0, 7-0 and 5-0 to secure a 25-11 win.
In the second game, Northwood-Kensett jumped out to a 9-7 lead and yet again the Viking serving provided a 8-0 run to boost the lead to 17-7 as Northwood-Kensett defeated the Huskies 25-18.
With a chance to earn the sweep, the Vikings used an early boost to jump out to a 8-2 lead and kept distance between them and the Huskies the whole match to earn a 25-18 win and secure the sweep over Nashua-Plainfield.
Between Courtney Eilertson, Britney Low, Tessa Bratrud, Courtney Hengesteg and Jami Dahlby, Northwood-Kensett converted on 91 percent of their serves.
Bratrud led the Vikings as she went 11-of-11 from the service line with three aces, while Courtney Hengesteg went 6-of-6 from the service line.
Hengesteg also finished with 18 assists for Northwood-Kensett.
Britney Low recorded nine kills for the Vikings, while Courtney Eilertson added seven.
Eilertson went 10-of-18 in hits.
Tessa Bratrud also added eight digs for Northwood-Kensett.
The Vikings are back in action on Monday as they travel to West Hancock.
Northwood-Kensett 3, Nashua-Plainfield 0
1 2 3
Nashua-Plainfield 11 18 18
Northwood-Kensett 25 25 25