Cowgirls take final two season matches and NCC title

Alaina Friesleben throws up a great block in an earlier home match. The junior made two block assists and a solo block in action this past week.

 

The seventh ranked (2A) Cowgirl volleyball team was not about to share the North Central Conference title with anyone, and now they won’t have to after defeating Algona last Thursday by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-17. Team serving was just under 96 percent, with Morgan Middleton going 16 of 16 (five aces) and Nicole Waters 15 of 15 (three). Lexie Lane was 12 of 12 (one), Alaina Friesleben 10 of 11 (one) and Jadyn Jondle 10 of 12 (one). Kendall Lienemann was 7 of 7 (one) to finish the column.

 

Friesleben set the ball for 34 assists, with Jondle making four and Middleton one. Middleton pounded 21 kills in the attack at the net, with Lienemann making 12 from her spot. Lane chipped in six kills, Friesleben two and Jondle one to the total.

 

The 66 total digs were led by three ladies in double digits. Middleton made 24, Friesleben 17 and Jondle 10 saves. Waters made five, Lane and Lienemann four each and Emma Conlon two. Friesleben and Lane had a solo block each, while Alaina and Lexie joined Summer Traub in making one block assist apiece.

 

Prior to that, the red & black defeated Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in straight sets by scores of 25-9, 25-13 and 25-12. Team serving was just over 97 percent, with Friesleben at 17 of 17 (one). Lane went 14 of 14, Jondle 14 of 15 (one), Middleton 11 of 11 and Lienemann 10 of 11 (one). Waters was 4 of 4 and Delia Swanson 1 of 1 to round it out.

 

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