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West Holt Volleyball at Creighton Invitational

Coach Ruppert

September 13, 2020

The West Holt Lady Husky Volleyball Team was on the road Saturday, September 12th to play in the Creighton Invitation Volleyball Tournament. The varsity tournament involved West Holt, Creighton, Summerland, and Hartington-Newcastle in a round-robin format. West Holt opened up the tournament with host team, Creighton @ 9:15 AM. 


The Lady Huskies earned their first win vs host, the Lady Bulldogs. Coach Teresa Ruppert commented “We played well and were able to finish but the sets were very close. We did some really good things and I am proud of our effort. We had 12 ace serves and that was key for us. We also did a great job of moving the sets around.  It was good to get a win.”


Leading scorers for West Holt were: Kevona Brown with 12 points (2 ace serves), EmiLee Walnofer with 9 points (2 ace serves), Olivia Micheel with 7 points (2 ace serves), Lainey Smith with 5 points (1 ace serve), Jaden Mathis with 4 points (3 ace serves), Addie Karo with 2 points (1 ace serve) and Maci Nemetz with 1 point (1 ace serve).


STATS- WH VS Creighton:

Kills – EmiLee Walnofer 9, Cassie Neibauer 4, Lainey Smith 3, Jaden Mathis 3, Olivia Micheel 2, Maci Nemetz 1

Blocks  - Solo – Cassie Neibauer 1

Block assists – Jaden Mathis 3, Maci Nemetz 3, Cassie Neibauer 2, Lainey Smith 1, Olivia Micheel 1

Assists – Lainey Smith 12, Jaden Mathis 7, Olivia Micheel 1, Kevona Brown 1

Digs – Olivia Micheel 10, EmiLee Walnofer 9, Kevona Brown 5, Addie Karo 4, Maci Nemetz 4, Jaden Mathis 4, Lainey Smith 3, Cassie Neibauer 1


West Holt’s next opponent was Summerland (Clearwater/Orchard/Ewing).  The Lady Huskies stuck with the Lady Bobcats at times but Summerland was too much for them.  West Holt lost the match in two sets: 16-25, 10-25.


Leading behind the serving line in the effort were: Olivia Micheel with 5 points (1 ace serve), Addie Karo with 3 points, and Lainey Smith with 2 points (1 ace serve).


STATS – VS Summerland:

Kills – Olivia Micheel 4, Cassie Neibauer 3, EmiLee Walnofer 2, Jaden Mathis 2, Lana Hooey 1, Lainey Smith 1

Assists –Lainey Smith 7, Jaden Mathis 5, Cassie Neibauer 1

Digs –EmiLee Walnofer 5, Addie Karo 4, Olivia Micheel 4, Cassie Neibauer 3, Jaden Mathis 3, Lainey Smith 2, Maci Nemetz 1


Lastly, the Lady Huskies took on Hartington-Newcastle. West Holt ultimately lost the match vs a strong Hartington team in two sets: 11-25, 10-25.


Serving it up for West Holt were: Jaden Mathis with 2 points (2 ace serves), Olivia Micheel with 1 point, Courtney Kellner with 1 point, Kevona Brown with 1 point and Lainey Smith with 1 point (1 ace serve).


STATS WH vs Hartington-Newcastle:

Kills- Jaden Mathis 2, Lainey Smith 1, Kevona Brown 1

Block Assists – Lainey Smith 2, Cassie Neibauer 1, Maci Nemetz 1

Assists – Lainey Smith 2, EmiLee Walnofer 1, Haley Peek 1

Digs – Olivia Micheel 4, EmiLee Walnofer 4, Addie Karo 3, Jaden Mathis 3, Kevona Brown 1, Lainey Smith 1, Cassie Neibauer 1


“I am happy with where this team is headed.  We continue to improve every game.  I told the girls at the beginning of the season our line-up may change from game to game and that has happened. We continue to try and find a line-up that can will work well as a unit.  I feel like we did that at Creighton.  We just have to continue to grow and improve and we will be in a good place towards the end of the season. We have a difficult schedule and play high quality teams so we have to work hard every day in practice and games.” Coach Teresa Ruppert said of the tournament.


West Holt’s record stands at 1-8. 


If you would like to follow the West Holt Volleyball team for up-to-date statistics and scores, follow them on www.Maxpreps.com.  Winning scores and stats are updated regularly.


West Holts schedule for homecoming week (Sept 14-19) is:
Tuesday (9-15) @HOME -  Ainsworth C, JV, Varsity beginning @ 5 PM

Thursday (9-17) @ vs Ord – C, JV, Varsity beginning @ 5 PM

Saturday (9-19) @ Central Valley Invite – Varsity only – beginning @ 10 AM in Greeley – teams there will be Kenesaw, Giltner, Central Valley and West Holt.




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