Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Kim Pelzer, coach
Royalton win, Sept. 4
Kimball hosted the Royalton Royals on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 4, and the C-team came away with a victory. It was slow going to start the first set, but the Cubs persevered to win 26-24. Communication, serving and taking any ball were skills to be worked on for set 2. In set 2, the Cubs began using those skills and jumped to an early lead with a score of 9-0, only to let it slip away, They allowed the Royals to come within 2. However, the Cubs once again hung on to win a close one by a score of 25-22 to win the match as well.
C-team participants are: Hayley Schiefelbein, Kaitlyn Truenow, Shay Krippner, Abby Straley, Cassie Erickson, Montana Tschida, Becky Holtz, Savanna Gohmann, Tashi Kunkel, Amanda Roerick, and Hedy Robben.
First CMC match, Sept. 6, v. BBE
The Cubs hosted their first CMC match of the 2012 season against the Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Thursday, Sept. 6. The Cubs knew it would be a tough match as the Jaguars have a strong program. In set 1, we began tentatively and struggled with our passing. However, we looked to be a good hitting team against B-B-E. They jumped to an early lead of 10-2 and that's when the Cubs decided it was time to show them what we could do. We came back to be within 5 points of overtaking the Jags but lost 20-15. The next set started with the Cubs getting an early lead at 3-0 only to let the Jaguars back into it and then it went back and forth by a point or two until B-B-E took the lead at 15-11 with the Cubs not being able to recover due to serving and passing errors.
Our next matches are Monday, Sept. 10, at Foley, and Thursday, Sept. 13, at Rockford.
Sept. 10 win v. Foley
The Cubs traveled to Foley for a non-conference match Monday Sept. 10, and came away with a victory agains the Falcons. As usual, the Cubs took a long time getting warmed up in set one and were down 6-9 until Shay Krippner served 9 unanswered points to give the Cubs the lead at 16-9. Eventually, Kimball won the set 25-16. Kimball allowed Foley to take the lead early in set two by a score of 2-8 and Foley hung on at 6-10, until the Cubs came within one at 10-11, when the score seesawed between both teams and the Falcons stalled at 19, and the Cubs went on to victory for the set and match at 25-19. Go CUBS!
Serving = 34 of 40 for 85 percent and 6 ace serves
Attacks = 29 attempts, 7 kills, 9 ace tips
Blocks = 4 assists
Set = 22 attempts