The Webster Tigers volleyball team received their first loss in an away game against the Grantsburg Pirates last Tuesday night. Their final score was 1-3.
Tiger’s coach Stefanie Janssen said, “Our Grantsburg match lacked some of the intensity, focus and execution of skills this group prides themselves on.”
They did really well keeping the Pirates from acing that night, holding them to only three aces. On the side of the Tigers, Lauren Hetfeld and Hannah Janssen both got two aces.
Brooke Hetfeld led the team in kills with 14 kills with Ava Washburn not far behind with 8 kills. Hannah Janssen, who has been a strong leader with setting on the team, led the team with 20 assists while Kelsey Kidder led the team on digs with 14 digs.
With a loss on their record, coach Janssen said they “regrouped, made a few lineup changes and came out very strong against Luck.”
Their game against Luck took place at home on Thursday night and Janssen was correct in saying they came out strong. The final score of the night was 3-0, a big turnaround from their game against Grantsburg.
The cardinals had a tough time preventing Webster from receiving aces. Aces for the night were led by Lauren Hetfeld (7) and Emma Zmuda (6). Kidder and Washburn tied for leading the team with digs, both getting 11 digs on the night. Assists were led by Janssen (10) while Brooke Hetfeld led on kills (7).
Webster’s blocking game was very strong against Luck. Brooke Hetfeld has been a strong player both with hitting and blocking and led the team with seven blocks against the Cardinals while Kidder wasn’t far behind with five blocks.
With a big win under their belt, Webster then had to travel for their third game of the week Saturday against Turtle Lake. They won this non-conference game with a final score of 3-1. Zmuda’s serving skills in this game were exceptional, making 33 serves with 10 aces.
“The setters also did a great job running a well-rounded attacking front with Kidder, Washburn, Zmuda and both Hetfelds contributing numerous kills,” said Coach Janssen.
The Tigers next travel to Frederic to take on the Vikings Tuesday night.