C-G, Hesston spikers sharp

By Steve Sell
October 22, 2014

Canton-Galva’s volleyball team will enter sub-state play with some momentum.

The Eagles went to Elyria on Tuesday and came away with a sweep of a triangular.

C-G polished off Burrton (25-19, 25-14) and Elyria Christian (25-22, 25-9).

“We played with energy, focused and determined from beginning to end,” C-G coach Jenny Loyd said. “Tonight was a total team effort and it was great to see us finish matches in two sets. We needed these wins and this confidence-builder heading into sub-state at Olpe on Saturday.” 

 Top performers were Zoe Unruh with 100 percent serving and 28 assists, Cassidy Enns with 14 kills and six  blocks and Sierah Nordstrom with 12 digs.

Elyria Christian celebrated Senior Night by going 1-1, as it won its other match with a 25-21, 14-25, 25-12 triumph over Burrton. The Eagles play Saturday at Sylvan Lucas.

• SWATHERS TUNE UP — Class 3A powerhouse Hesston tuned up for sub-state play by finishing the regular season with a sweep of the Wichita Defenders and Halstead.

Hesston routed the Defenders (25-9, 25-12) and Halstead (25-7, 25-12).

“We played well throughout the night,” said Hesston coach Jason Peters, whose team is a sensational 32-3. “The Wichita Defenders have played some good competition at tournaments throughout the season, and had only lost four matches all year before tonight.  They had some strong hitters, but we blocked and defended pretty well and continued to attack and find holes in their defense. Against Halstead, we hit very well, with 30 kills out of 53 attempts, and only made six errors. It was a good night to build momentum going into our sub-state on Saturday, where we will need to continue to play sharp to have a chance to advance to state.”

Against the Defenders, Cami Richardson (8) led in kills, Jessanna Nebel (12) was tops in assists and Hannah Weber (7) was the dig leader. Against Halstead, Kelsey Unruh (7) was the kill leader, Nebel’s 17 assists were tops and Weber (9) again was the dig leader.