GHV volleyball team keeps rolling


The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura volleyball team kept things rolling last week, picking up a win against Belmond-Klemme and going 4-2 at the Bishop Garrigan Tournament.


GHV 3, Belmond-Klemme 0

Belmond-Klemme didn’t give the Cardinals too much trouble on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as GHV rolled in all three games, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-14.

“We knew BK was going to put up a tough block in the middle, so we focused on spreading out the offense,” said Coach Kelsey Steffens.

Leading the strong offensive effort was Emily Mathews with 12 kills on 21 attempts.  Hannah Lau had eight kills on 14 attempts, while Emily Spilman had five kills on 20 attempts.  Giving her hitters something to work with was Courtney Younge with 19 assists.

Miranda Fredericks led the defensive effort with five digs.  Mallory Van Oort had three digs.

Spilman was the strong server of the night, collecting 12 points and six aces.  Younge and Van Oort also finished with 12 points for the night with three aces apiece.


Bishop Garrigan Tournament

It was a big day of volleyball, as the Cardinals went 4-2 at the Bishop Garrigan Tournament held on Saturday, Sept. 28.

“We put ourselves in a great position to win the tournament.  We had some good matches that could have been great had we finished,” said Coach Kelsey Steffens.

The Cardinals defeated #11 Bishop Garrigan 21-15, 21-19; North Iowa 21-15, 24-22; Eagle Grove 21-5, 21-17; and Clarion-Goldfield 21-8, 24-22.  GHV fell to Manson-NW Webster 21-19, 22-20 and #10 (2A) Lake Mills, 21-7, 14-21, 16-14.

Emily Mathews had a stellar performance at the tournament, recording 45 kills, 23 digs, 7.5 blocks and four aces from the service line.

Courtney Younge had 89 assists, 32 total points and seven ace serves.  Miranda Frederick served up 21 points in addition to her 15 digs.  Sola Stephenson had eight kills and three blocks for the day.

Shelby Rayhons and Sydney Younge had 17 kills apiece.  Rayhons also contributed 18 digs.

“Today was a great opportunity to play quality volleyball and it will prepare us as we go into the conference tournament,” said Steffens.

The Cardinals will travel to Lake Mills on Saturday, Oct. 5, and on Monday, Oct. 7, for the North Iowa Conference Meet.

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