September 19-23 was Homecoming Week for Little Wolf High School. The Lady Wolves Volleyball team contributed to the celebration by beating the Amherst Falcons on the Wolves’ home court. In less than a week, the Lady Wolves have gone on a 7-match winning streak, putting their season record to date at 13-6.
The Falcons dominated early in the first set against the Wolves. They even led by 6 points in the middle of the game. Megan O’Brien served 7 points in a row late in the game to put the Wolves up 21 to 17. Though Amherst fought back, the Lady Wolves were able to finish the set ahead by two, 25 to 23.
The second set was all Manawa. They only allowed Amherst 6 offensive points the entire game! Being ahead, allowed the Wolves to get all their players some court time. Danielle Ferg, Taylor Remington, Paige Schernecker, Krista Braun, Aimee Drath, Torrie Dean, Olivia Levezow and Wendy Kons helped their team out by serving 100% from the line in this set. The Wolves took a 2-0 set lead by winning 25-19.
In the third set Amherst fought back. With momentum on their side they were able to limit Manawa’s offensive play. They fought to stay in the match and won 25-16.
Manawa was determined to finish the match in set 4. Though the teams played back and forth early in the game, impressive serving from Levezow helped the Wolves take a 17 to 7 lead. Levezow served 7 in a row, with 3 of those serves being aces! The match finished with the Wolves winning, 25-22.
With 9 attack kills and 3 solo blocks, middle-hitter, Kali Draeger, led her team with 12 points. Strong-side hitters, O’Brien and Drath and the team’s other middle-hitter, Ansley Block, were not far behind with 9 points each. With 4 aces and 2 attack kills, Levezow had 6 points and Braun and Kim Retzke also had points with 5 and 4 each. Braun had 25 assists for the match and also played great defense with 19 saves. Libero, Kons, led her team in saves with 23. She was also 100% from the service line for the night, serving 3-3. Ferg (2-2), Remington (1-1), and Schernecker (1-1) were also 100%.