Viking spikers split matches

By Steve Sell
October 03, 2018

LINDSBORG — Smoky Valley’s volleyball team has come a long way this year.

One year removed from a one-win season, the Vikings are in double digits in victories and they added to that total on Tuesday with a split as they are now 12-14.

The Vikings took a strong Halstead team to three sets before losing (13-25, 25-18, 24-26), but came back to take out Southeast of Saline in straight sets (25-13, 25-17).

Bri Franklin had 6 aces on the night and also was strong at the net with 15 kills. She tied for the team high in blocks with Abby Rose with 5. Haven Sjogren was the dig leader and Emmie Ryals led in assists with 26.

“We played very well tonight as a team and realized we have to attack the ball in order to win,” Viking coach Sharlene Ramsey said. “Halstead is 20-8 and going three sets with them and losing 24-26 showed our players we can battle against any team we want to. I am so proud of how hard our girls played tonight. I think we really turned a corner tonight."