Lady Cougars Down Two East Husker Teams

By Clare Wiltse, Sports Contributor

Cougar Volleyball made a clean sweep with two wins last week.  They defeated two East Husker teams. On Tuesday, they swept (5-16) Logan View in three sets.  The Ladies had an outstanding match on Thursday as they defeated ( 7-16) Bancroft-Rosalie 3-1.


Northeast has a three match winning streak.  They have a 10-13 record.  Against EHC opposition they are 3-6 in EHC matches.


They will play (17-2) North Bend Central on Tuesday.  On October 16 the Cougars start EHC tournament play at Stanton.  They are the number nine seed.  Their opponent with be number eight seed Twin River.  The Titans have an identical 10-13 record.  They are bracketed with number one seed (20-0) Stanton and number sixteen seed (3-21) Clarkson/Leigh.


Coach Hathaway said that senior leadership has played a big part in the team’s recent success.  She noted that Darcey Simonsen  and Victoria Maslonka have stepped up their play.


Against Logan View the Cougars opened with a dominating 25-18 win.  They finished off the Raiders with 25-23 and 25-22 sets. Hard swinging sophomore, Kelly Wakeley put down 13 kills with Brianne Haskell added 11.  Darcey Simonsen had 25 digs and 16 set assists.


“Defense was the difference against Bancroft-Rosalie,” said Coach Hathaway.  “We turned back their attacks with great execution.” Northeast had 138 digs without an error during the match.  Darcey Simonsen led the way with 32 and Brianne Haskell had 29.  Victoria Maslonka, Abby Peterson, Lexie Bacon, and Kelly Wakeley also tallied double digit in digs.


Northeast opened with a 25-20 win in game one.   The second set went to B-R 25-23. The Cougar finished off the match with decision 25-14 and 25-13 wins.


Logan View      18        23        22

Northeast         25        25        25



K         A         B          D

Madie R           8          1          1          2

Brianne H         11        2          0          14

Tessie C           5          2          1          0

Abby P            0          0          0          6

Victoria M        0          0          0          8

Mickayla P       2          0          0          6

Kelly W           13        1          2          14

Lexie B            3          1          0          6

Darcey S         0          0          1          25

Set assists:  Darcey  16,  Lexie10,  Mickayla 1.


Northeast         25        23        25        25

Ban.-Ros.         20        25        14        13


Madie R           5          0          1          8

Brianne H         12        0          2          29

Tessie C           9          1          0          7

Abby P            0          0          0          12

Victoria M        0          0          0          16

Mickayla P       7          0          1          5

Kelly W           11        0          0          18

Lexie B            1          0          0          11

Darcey S          4          0          1          32

Set Assists:  Darcey S   25,  Lexie B 12,  Mickayla P 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!

7 Responses to Lady Cougars Down Two East Husker Teams

  1. BJ says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t follow volleyball all that closely… can anyone tell me what the letters “K A B D” stand for at the top of the stats? I think K is probably kills, but unsure of the others?

  2. BJ says:

    Yeah, I bet B is blocks, and D is definitely digs now that you say that. I thought A might be for assists, but then I saw set assists and figured that’s where the assists were listed?

  3. BJ says:

    Probably “awesome shots”!

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