The Kimball Area Cubs volleyball players were most gracious hosts last week, as they treated their guests to a couple of great matches. Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Cubs beat Foley High School, 3-2 (25-22, 27-29, 25-25, 27-29, 15-10). On Thursday, Sept. 12, Kimball dropped a heartbreaker to Rockford, 3-2 (19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-12). Kimball coach Scott Heinen talks about the Foley contest. “Our match was extremely fun. The community of Kimball was there and supported us with so much enthusiasm, and the girls all played hard. We played a smart match that was as much a chess game as it was a thriller. We are a team united to succeed.”
Match Stats: Kills: Madelyn O’Brien 3, Macey Hurrle 24, Rebecca Frank 1, Madison Hurrle 20; Assists: Hollie Donnay 39, Anna Donnay 1, Madelyn O’Brien 2, Rebecca Frank 2; Digs: Hollie Donnay 1, Anna Donnay 3, Hannah Serbus 1, Alexis Rose 11, Macey Hurrle 10, Madison Hurrle 5; Blocks: Hollie Donnay 2, Madelyn O’Brien 3, Caitlin O’Brien 4, Rebecca Frank 1, Madison Hurrle 1; Serving: Hollie Donnay 16-18, Anna Donnay 24-25 (1 ace), Hannah Serbus 7-8, Alexis Rose 19-19 (1 ace), Stacy Hurrle 9-9, Macey Hurrle 14-15 (1 ace), Madison Hurrle 15-16, Shelby Schiefelbein 4-5.
Thursday’s match was a nail biter, and despite Macey Hurrle’s 25 kills, and Hollie Donnay’s 35 assists, the Rockets persevered and spoiled the evening for the Kimball faithful. Cubs Coach Scott Heinen comments. “A strong Rockford opponent, we had our opportunities to win but fell short in an exciting game five match. We had a key injury to Rebecca Frank, who was injured with a fracture in her arm. We are hoping for a speedy recovery, but are really excited that Stacy Hurrle, Hannah Serbus, Madi Schriefels, Ariel Laabs, and Emma Kuechle will be able to help us fill that position. Special congratulations go to Whitney Gettler and the JV team for still being undefeated, and to Katie Pettit and the C-Squad, who only have one loss. Great job by the players and coaches of those teams!”
Match Stats: Kills: Hollie Donnay 1, Alexis Rose 2, Madelyn O’Brien 2, Macey Hurrle 25, Caitlin O’Brien 2, Madison Hurrle 12; Assists: Hollie Donnay 35, Anna Donnay 1, Rebecca Frank 2; Digs: Anna Donnay 6, Alexis Rose 10, Shelby Schiefelbein 1, Macey Hurrle 3, Madison Hurrle 4; Blocks: Madelyn O’Brien 5, Macey Hurrle 1, Caitlin O’Brien 3, Rebecca Frank 3; Service Aces: Alexis Rose 1, Macey
Hurrle 2, Madison Hurrle 6.
The Cubs schedule: Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m., Sauk Rapids tournament; Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at home with Norwood-Young America; Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at Pierz.
Caitlyn O’Brien and Macey Hurrle go up for a block in their game Tuesday night, Sept. 10 against Foley. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.
Rebecca Frank and Madison O’Brien team up to block Rockford’s hitter during the loss on Thursday night, Sept. 12.