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Kimball varsity volleyball results from the week

Kimball victorious over Holdingford 3-1

It was Holdingford's homecoming Thursday, Oct. 4, and that fueled the fire of the Kimball varsity volleyball team to defeat the Huskers in a 3-1 match. The Cubs did start slowly, making too many unforced errors in game one, but they bounced back and took the second set with force, winning 25-8. The Cubs continued to work their quicker offense, moving the ball around and utilizing their hitting talents. Sets three and four were closer because of missed serves and some unforced errors, but the Cubs held on to win with set scores of 25-18, and 25-21. Stat highlights included Breane Meierhofer with an awesome 21 kills, two service aces, one solo block, and 17 digs. Laura Frank had two service aces, 10 digs, and nine kills for the evening.

Kimball varsity volleyball places third at the Braham Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 6, the Lady Cubs boarded the bus before dawn and endured almost a two-hour bus ride to Braham to face seven other teams from across the west central and western part of the state. The Lady Cubs played a tough Zimmerman team in their first pool-play match. They lost the first set 20-25, but once they found a rhythm in game two, they were able to defeat Zimmerman 26-24. Set three was more of the same as they won 15-12. Breane Meierhofer had two service aces and nine kills for the three-game match, while Laura Frank had three service aces and seven kills.

In their second match, the Cubs faced the Braham Bombers. It was evident that the Bombers would struggle against our aggressive serves and hitting. The Cubs took a 10-1 lead as Laura Frank served five aces in the first few minutes of the game. The Cubs didn't look back as they defeated the Bombers 25-16 in both sets. Again, Breane Meierhofer had seven kills, while Laura Frank and Tiffany Kuechle each had four kills. Tiffany Kuechle also had three service aces.

The Lady Cubs played St. Cloud Apollo for first place in Pool A. It was a match full of ups and downs for both teams and the scores reflected it. St. Cloud Apollo took the first set as Kimball struggled to make serves and plays. Apollo won 25-10. In the second set, however, Kimball found their energy and their voices to help them work together as team. They found the holes and made it difficult for the Eagles to play defense against us. The Cubs won that set 25-13. Set three went back and forth. Missing serves at critical points in the game put the Eagles up 14-12. The Cubs couldn't get a solid attack going in game point, and the Eagles took advantage with a big hit. The Eagles won the third set and match with 15-12. Stat highlights included Tiffany Kuechle with four service aces, Breane Meierhofer with five kills, and Laura Frank with seven kills.

Finishing second in the pool pitted the Cubs against Rush City, who took second in their pool. This final match of the day began at 3:30 and ended well. The Cubs wanted the consolation trophy, and played to win. They dominated with amazing power in their offense, winning the first set 25-13. The second set took a little longer as Rush City started playing better defense and getting balls up to play out. The Cubs continued to push, and defeated Rush City 25-21. Stat highlights included Kaylee Petty with four ace serves, Breane Meierhofer with five kills and eight digs, and Laura Frank with eight kills.