Knights ride to victory
Published 9:12 am Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Senior shines in 3-set sweep
GLENVILLE — Bump. Set. Spike.
It seems when Cassie Gilster is serving for the Alden-Conger Knights, she is kind of like the Energizer Bunny — she keeps going and going and going, not one to give up the serve.
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The Alden-Conger Knights defeated Glenville-Emmons, winning in three sets and making for a quick evening. The team is now 3-1 for the season.
Gilster had four aces, six kills and 16 digs.
She credited the quick victory to “keeping up our energy.”
“We tend to go down to the level of the team we are playing,” Gilster said. “This time we had lots of positivity.”
The senior said the team worked more on conditioning than last year and more on shuffles and blocks. Each time the serve was in her hands, the Knights racked up points.
Coach Jolene Bute, in her fourth year, said this squad shows strong camaraderie and stays together to be aggressive. She works hard at teach the fundamentals of volleyball, and she said they are well-mannered in response.
Senior Liesel Theusch also shined, having four aces, six kills, a block and three digs. Eighth-grader Erika Bute, one of the smallest people on the court, managed to have 13 assists, in addition to seven aces and three kills.
On the Wolverines’ side of the ball, senior Madi Ziebell led the way with seven kills, one ace block and 18 digs. Glenville-Emmons drops to 1-5 for the season.
Madison Erickson 7 digs, Abby Reyerson 6 assists, Erika Bute 7 aces 3 kills 13 assists, Morgan Grunzke 2 digs, Elynn Johnson 2 kills, Lexi Jahnke 2 aces 1 kill, Kelsey Newman 1 kill 2 digs, Cassie Gilster 4 aces 6 kills 1 block 16 digs, Liesel Theusch 4 aces 6 kills 1 block 3 digs, Kasey Knutson 4 kills 15 digs, Jessica Price 1 kill 7 digs
Madi Ziebell 1 ace 7 kills 18 digs, Anna Severtson 12 digs 1 assist, Kayla Gerber 1 ace 4 assists 6 digs, Katelyn Nelson 1 ace, Lani Poole 2 assists 5 digs, Bree Ellingson 2 digs, Halee Miller 2 digs