The week would start out no better than it ended for the Kimball Cubs volleyball team. Hosting the Norwood-Young America Lady Raiders on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Cubs emerged with a tough loss, 25-27 9-25 14-25. “As a team we’re still seeking our identity, we’re experiencing the trials of a new coach and new players to the varsity speed and strategy,” Cubs Coach Scott Heinen said. Heinen realizes the importance of growing and maturing together. “We are lucky to have a fundamental group from the coaches before us and are beginning to understand as a group the evolution of team. We have a great group of young women striving to get better. Again, congratulations to the C-Squad and JV teams for continuing to play strong, competitive volleyball.”
Match Stats: Kills: Hollie Donnay 1, Madelyn O’Brien 1, Macey Hurrle 3, Caitlin O’Brien 1, Madison Hurrle 3; Digs: Hollie Donnay 5, Anna Donnay 2, Alexis Rose 8, Stacy Hurrle 2, Macey Hurrle 3, Madison Hurrle 2, Shelby Schiefelbein 1; Setting: Hollie Donnay 11, Anna Donnay 1; Blocks: Stacy Hurrle 1, Madelyn O’Brien 3, Caitlin O’Brien 2, Madison Hurrle 4; Serving: Hollie Donnay 11/11, Anna Donnay 3/4, Alexis Rose 4/4, Stacy Hurrle 1/1, Macey Hurrle 2/3, Madison Hurrle 9/10, Shelby Schiefelbein 9/10; Aces: Hollie Donnay 1, Alexis Rose 1.
Thursday, Sept. 19, the Lady Cubs made the jaunt to Pierz and found the Pioneers settling in. Game scores were 25-22, 25-17, 25-22. Pierz’s Bridget
Bednar was nothing short of spectacular, as she finished with an impressive 7 service aces, 10 digs, and an explosive 17 kills. Teammate Jessica Hawks had an amazing 32 set/assists. The Cubs gave a gallant effort, succumbing to a tough Pioneer squad, in an up-and-down 3-set battle. Kimball was led by Madison Hurrle’s 8 kills and 2 service aces. Hollie Donnay was good on 18 set/assists and 2 service aces of her own. “Aggressive” Alexis Rose came up with 12 digs.
Next up for the Cubs: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at Annandale; Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., at Maple Lake; and Saturday,
Sept. 28, 9 a.m., at the Dassel-Cokato Tournament.
Senior setter Hollie Donnay sets it up at the Cubs’ volleyball game against the Pierz Pioneers Thursday, Sept. 19, at Pierz. Hitters Caitlyn O’Brien and Rebecca Frank are ready to hit. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.