|Holyke Lady Dragons nearing the end of regular VB season|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
It was a sea of pink in Dragon gym Saturday, Oct. 13 during Holyoke’s Pink Out game against Burlington. HHS raised funds and awareness for breast cancer, wearing pink in honor of breast cancer survivors.
Unfortunately, Holyoke was defeated by Burlington in four games. The Dragons lost the first two 13-25 and 17-25. They came back strong in the third, winning 25-22. An intense fourth set left the Cougars on top, with HHS defeated 23-25.
Coach Michelle Vieselmeyer said the girls had a hard time getting going in the first set, lacking energy in the way they played the game. She said they had more attacks in the second set, but it still wasn’t enough, especially against a tall middle hitter on the Burlington side.
Game three belonged to the Dragons. Out of 17 kills, Maddie King landed 10 for Holyoke. Erin Vieselmeyer served six consecutive serves, followed up by four from King, which helped the Dragons find the win.
The fourth set was close, but HHS needed a few more attacks to come out on top, said coach Vieselmeyer.
Holyoke finishes up their regular season Thursday in Haxtun and Friday here with Wiggins, and coach Vieselmeyer is looking for two wins to head into districts on a high note.
Maddie King pounds one over the net against Burlington
King had a great game at the net on Saturday. She finished with 20 kills out of 38 attacks. She also led digs with 22 and serving with 19 including two aces.
Megan Vieselmeyer had one solo block and one block assist.
In ball handling, setter Ashley Humphreys grabbed 46 sets including 10 assists for kills.
Erin Vieselmeyer had 14 serve receive passes for the Dragons.
JV finds a win
Junior varsity girls defeated Burlington Saturday in three sets, 23-25, 25-22 and 15-6.
A change to the school calendar, the games against Haxtun Thursday, Oct. 18 will be played in Haxtun, starting at 4 p.m. The Lady Dragons host Wiggins Friday, Oct. 19 for parents’ night, with games beginning at 3:30 p.m.
District pool play begins Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Three pools of three teams each will play at the sites of the top three teams in the district. HHS sits in fourth right now, but that could change after this week’s games.
The three winners from Tuesday are guaranteed a spot at regionals and will advance to district pool play Friday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. to determine the district champion.
Holyoke Enterprise October 18, 2012