Cowgirls volleyball win first round home match over Cougars

Cowgirl volleyball junior Alaina Friesleben was recognized prior to the start of the match for reaching 1,500 career assists. It occurred on October 15 versus G-H/V. She had 145 in her freshman year, 756 last season and 656 so far this year.

The Cowgirl volleyball team started down the trail of what they hope will be a return trip to state with a three-set win over Manson NW Webster this past Monday. Scores were 25-8, 25-8 and 25-17. Team serving was at 90.4 percent, with Jadyn Jondle at 17 of 18 (two aces) and Morgan Middleton 15 of 15 (one). Lexie Lane was 13 of 14 (one), Kendall Lienemann 8 of 10 (one) and Nicole Waters 7 of 7. Alaina Friesleben went 6 of 9 (one) to finish the column.

Friesleben set for 33 assists and Jondle one, with Middleton pounding 24 kills in the offensive attack. Lienemann chipped in 10 successful spikes, with Lane making six and both Friesleben and Waters one each. Jondle made 10 digs at her libero position, with Lienemann adding nine, Emma Conlon six and Friesleben five. Summer Traub made four saves, Waters three and Lane two in helping out.

Lane went above the net for two solo blocks, with Friesleben, Lienemann, Middleton and Traub all collecting one apiece. Kendall, Morgan, Summer and Nicole also finished the night with a block assist each.

“We came out ready to go against the Cougars,” stated head coach Katrina TerHark. “We started and finished strong. I thought our scrappiness and net play was really good. We had some great saves and won a couple long volleys that helped push the momentum our way.”

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