Successful week for G-H/V volleyball team


The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura volleyball team put in a busy week, with two matches and the North Iowa Conference Tournament.

G-H/V 3, Belmond-Klemme 1

After dropping the first match 27-25 to Belmond-Klemme, the Cardinals swept through the next three sets for their fourth 

conference win when they hosted the Broncos on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

“We had 10 hitting errors in set one and it got us off to a slow start,” said Coach Tracy Schmidt.  “We did not give up on our offensive plan and it paid off in the final three sets.”

G-H/V won the three sets with scores of 25-15, 25-14 and 25-19.

Miranda Frederick had a career high at the service line with eight ace serves.  Coach Schmidt also credited a balanced defense, with five players recording eight or more digs.  The team also had four hitters that took 15 or more swings.  Emily Mathews had a season-high blocking record with five solo blocks and five assisted blocks.

“We had an outstanding night protecting the defense.  Our blockers were phenomenal and even when they didn’t record a block, they got great touches that slowed the ball down,” said Schmidt.

Offensive leaders included Mathews with 23 kills, Sola Stephenson with seven and Shelby Rayhons and Dasi Larson with six kills apiece.

Mathews had 10 blocks on the night, while Stephenson had four.

Younge led the team in assists with 38.

Mathews and Hannah Hutcheson were the team leaders with 14 and 11 digs respectively.  Rayhons had 10, while Frederick and Younge had nine and eight each.


G-H/V 3, St. Ansgar 0

The Cardinals maintained their win streak on Thursday, Sept. 27, when they hosted St. Ansgar.  G-H/V won all three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-17.

“We had our best match of the year on defense in set three,” said Coach Tracy Schmidt.  “In the long volleys we kept the ball alive and - Read More Via e-Edition

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