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Lady Cougars Have Busy Week


It was a busy week for Cougar volleyball with 6 matches during the week.  The Cougars won two matches and lost four.  Their season record stands at 2-5.

 

On Tuesday, Northeast hosted Clarkson-Leigh in an East husker Conference match. It was a Black Out Night as the Cougar faithful were clad in black as they cheered on their team.

 

The team came out full of energy and jumped to a 5-0 lead.  Darcey Simonsen served up two aces and Kelly Wakeley added a kill.  After a side out Kelly Wakeley served four more points to boost the lead to 10-2.

 

The team rode their emotional opening to a 17-8 lead as Brianne Haskell tallied 2 kills and an ace and Madie Ronnfeldt and Mickayla Petersen scored kills.  Momentum made quick switch with the Patriot scoring seven of the next eight points and closing to within 19-15.

 

The team regrouped and closed out the win.  Mickayla Petersen came up big during Darcey Simonsen’s turn to serve.  The junior front liner had a key kill and block as Northeast added five points  After a side out Kelly Wakeley served up the winning point with the help of a kill by Tessie Collins.

 

The second game hard a slower start for the Cougars.  The score stood at five points apiece before the Cougars ran off four straight points. Brianne Haskell got aside out point with a kill and then served up three points with the help of kills by Madie Ronnfeldt and Kelly Wakeley.

 

After both teams sided out, The Cougars got on a roll and jumped out to a 17-8 lead.  Mickayla Petersen had two kills during the rally.  The Patriots were not going to go down easy and scored the next five points.  Northeast got some breathing room as Tessie Collins had two aces to get LDNE to 21 points.

 

The teams each sided out on the next four serves.  Tessie Collins’s kill gave Northeast their 25th point for a 25-17 win.

 

Clarkson/Leigh got a fast start in game three.  They ran off five straight for a 5-2 lead.  By mid-set they had a 17-10 lead.  The Cougars started a rally by out scoring the Patriots 6 to 2.   Two service errors by C/L teamed with a block by Brianne Haskell, a kill by Darcey Simonsen, and an ace by Mickayla Petersen were keys in turning the tide as Northeast pulled to within three points, 19-16.

 

Clarkson/Leigh maintained their three point advantage and reached game point with a 24-21 lead.  A side out made it 24-22.  Brianne Haskell got a kill and the Patriots hit into the net tying  the score at 24.  The score remained tied with each team slamming a kill, Mickayla Peterson’s gave Northeast a game point situation, but C/L tied it at 25.  A block on Clarkson’s serve set the winning points. Madie Ronnfeldt faked a set and stroked a kill for the match winner.

“I told the team that I am only in my twenties, but I getting gray hairs with games like that,” joked Coach Hathaway.  She said, I was really happy with their play.  They really hustled and a great start to the match.”

 

C/L                  16        17        25

LDNE              25        25        27

 

Madie R  4  0  3  1,   Brianne H 7  0  1  11,   Tessie C  2  2  1  4,  Abby P  0  0  0  6,  Victoria M  0  0  0  10,  Mickayla  7  0  2  5,  Kelly W  6  0  14  1,  Darcey S  1  1  1  20. Set   Assists:  Darcey S   18  Mickayla P  2  Kelly W  1  Tessie C 1.

 

 

The Cougars went 1-4 at the Wakefield Tournament.  In Pool Play they had one win and two losses.  In medal play Northeast went winless in two matches.

 

On Thursday,  they had a 2-1 win over (5-6) Lutheran High Northeast.  Their other match was a 2-0 loss to (7-3) Wakefield.

 

The Cougars finished pool play with a 2-0 loss to (4-8) Winside.  Their other Saturday matches resulted in a 2-0 loss to (3-8) Hartington Cedar Catholic and (2-5) Laurel-Concord.

 

Wakefield         25        25

LDNE              16        15

 

Madie R 0  0  1 1,  Brianne H  3  0  0 6,  Tessie C 2  0  3  2,  Abby P 0  0  0  5,  Victoria M  0  0  0  6,  Mickayla P  2  0  1  2,  Kelly W  5  0 2  3,  Darcey S  2  1  0  9.

Set Assists:  Dasrcey 7  Mickayla 1

 

 

LHNE              18        25        15

LDNE             25        16        25

 

Madie 3  0  0  3,  Brianne  12  1  0  10,  Tessie   3  2  1  1,   Abby  0  0  0 10,  Victoria  0  0  0  5,  Mickayla 3  0  0 3,  Kelly  5  0  0  18,  Darcey 2  1  0  16.

Set Assists:  Darcey  19  Mickayla 1  Madie 1

 

Winside            25        25

LDNE              23        20

 

Madie  4  0  0  0,  Brianne  10  0  1  7,  Tessie  5  1  2  1,  Abby  0  0  0  13,  Mickayla 3  1  0  10,  Kelly  4  0  1  12,  Lexie  0  0 00 7.      Set Assists:  Lexie 18    Mickayla 1 Madie 1.

 

HCC                25        25

LDNE              14        22

Madie 2  1  0  2,  Brianne 3  0  1  5,  Tessie   0  0  0  0,  Abby  0 0  0 4,  Victoria  0  0  0  6,  Mickayla  4  1  0  10,  Kelly  6  0  0  10,  Darcey  1  0  0  9.

Set assists:  Darcey 10,   Lexie 1  Madie 1.

 

L-C                  25        27

LDNE              18        25

 

Madie 2  1  2  1,  Brianne  8  1  0  6,  Tessie  0  0  1  2,  Abby  0  0  0  13,  Mickayla 4  1  0  4,  Kelly  5   1  0  7,  Lexie  1  1  0  11.

Set  assists:  Lexie  8.

Kelly Wakeley sends the ball back to Clarkson Leigh. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

Kelly Wakeley sends the ball back to Clarkson Leigh. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

Brianne Haskell readies herself for the ball as Abby Peterson is ready to help. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

Brianne Haskell readies herself for the ball during the Wakefield tournament as Abby Peterson is ready to help. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

Darcey Simonsen sets the ball up for Maddie Ronnfeldt during the Clarkson Leigh match. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

Darcey Simonsen sets the ball up for Maddie Ronnfeldt during the Clarkson Leigh match. Photo Credit/Rhonda Hansen.

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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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