Petersen S&W’s Player of the Game

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

Northeast volleyball opened on the road at West Point-Beemer.  The Cadets took the match by the score of 3-1.  WP-B opened with 25-20 wins in the first two sets.  Northeast countered with a 25-16 game.  In the final set the Cougars had an early lead before the Cades out scored them 15 to 4 on the way to a 25-17 win.


“West Point has a good team and we hung with them,” said Coach Angela Hathaway.  “This is as good as I have seen the girls play a first match.  The whole team were aggressive and worked well together.”


When asked about the win in the third game, the coach said, “We came out of the huddle with the mindset that we were not going to quit.   We served well and jumped out to a big lead.  We saw what we could do.”


Darcey Simonsen started the team off with 4 service points.  Kelly Wakeley followed up after a side out with 7 more points.  The Cougars had a 12-1 lead.   Wakeley had 2 ace serves in the rally.


The team continued to have a ten point lead throughout the match.  They got stuck on 22 points as WP-B  ran off five straight points before Madie Ronnfeldt scored a kill. Mickayla Petersen served out for the win.


In the final game, the Cougars got a 3-1 lead as Kelly Wakeley served.  Brianne Haskell came up with a key block and kill to keep Northeast up 5-3.  The teams traded points before the Cadets ran off four straight to take the lead, 9-8.  The momentum shifted as the host team out scored Northeast 11-3 to build a 20-11 advantage on the way to a 25-17 win.


The Coach chose Kelly Wakeley as the MaxPreps player of the Match.  “The whole team played well, but she stood out with her aggressive play at the net and serving,”  said the coach.  She had nine kills and two aces along with nine digs.


KTIC radio covered the match and they chose Mickayla Petersen as S&W’s player of the game.  Mickayla had 6 kills, 7 assists, and 1 block.


The Cougars host Clarkson/Leigh on September 9 for first of only three home matches. It will Blackout  Night as they face a young Patriot team which has a which has lost their first two contests by lopsided scores.


Thursday,  September  11, the team will be at Wakefield for the first night of a two day event.  Wakefield and Lutheran High NE will be  their pool opponents.


LDNE              20        20        25        17

WP-B              25        25        16        25


LDNE Stats:   (K  A  B  D)   Madie Ronnfeldt  5  0  4  2,  Brianne Haskell  14  0  3  8, Tessie Collins  5  1  3 0,  Abby Peterson 0  0  0  2,  Mickayla Petersen  6  0  1 0,  Kelly Wakeley  9  2  1 9,  Victoria Maslonka 0  0  0  7,  Lexie Bacon 0 0 0 0,  Darcey Simonsen 0 1 0 5.  Set Assists:  Simonsen 25,  Petersen 7,  Collins 1,  Bacon 1

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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