Volleyball: Holdingford hangs on to top Royalton

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor

Royalton junior Emily Fussy, left, goes up for a block as Holdingford freshman Summer Storm hits a shot during Tuesday’s match. Fussy had 10 kills and Storm had seven as Holdingford earned a four-set road victory.

The Holdingford volleyball team started fast against host Royalton, Tuesday, cruising through the first two sets.

But the Royals rallied to take the third set 25-19 and nearly forced a decisive fifth set, before the Huskers emerged with a 26-24 fourth-set win and the match.

Seniors Alyssa Ohman and Jena Volkers each had nine kills and senior Haley Huls and freshman Summer Storm added seven apiece to lead a balanced Holdingford attack.

Volkers also had a team-high 24 digs, followed by seniors Hannah Sowada (12), Amanda Young (12), Huls (9) and Amanda Beckius (6) and Storm (6).

Holdingford senior Amanda Young, left, attempts to get in the way of a spike by Royalton junior Katelyn Kasella, Tuesday.

Young added 31 set assists and Beckius had three.

Royalton was led by senior Kalee Petron with 13 kills, nine digs and five blocks.

Junior Emily Fussy contributed 10 kills and sophomores Abby Duevel and Hayley Gottwalt picked up six apiece.

Sophomore Jenna Skajewski recorded 21 digs to lead the Royals defensively, with junior Katelyn Kasella and Gottwalt each adding 17.

Royalton plays at Osakis and Holdingford travels to Maple Lake, Thursday.

 

Holdingford freshman Summer Storm tries to turn back a tip by Royalton sophomore Haley Olson in Tuesday’s match.

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Holdingford 3, Royalton 1

Holdingford 25 25 19 26 – 3

Royalton 17 19 25 24 – 1

Holdingford—Kills: Alyssa Ohman, 9; Jena Volkers, 9; Haley Huls, 7; Summer Storm, 7; Samantha Maciej, 4. Set Assists: Amanda Young, 31; Amanda Beckius, 3. Digs: Volkers, 24; Hannah Sowada, 12; Amanda Young, 12; Huls, 9; Beckius, 6; Storm, 6.

Royalton—Kills: Kalee Petron, 13; Emily Fussy, 10; Abby Duevel; Hayley Gottwalt, 6. Digs: Jenna Skajewski, 21; Gottwalt, 17; Katelyn Kasella, 17; Petron, 9. Blocks: Petron, 5. Service Aces: Gottwalt, 2; Petron, 2.

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