Gaels take down Storm Lake

STORM LAKE — It took the St. Edmond volleyball team four games, but the Gaels came away with a victory at Storm Lake on Tuesday.

The Gaels (4-4 overall) won 25-17, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-20.

“We are getting better and it definitely showed (on Tuesday),” said St. Edmond head coach Dee Huss. “The girls are learning their roles and keeping an open mind to trying new positions.

“We really did a nice job of playing and using control and not letting Storm Lake get any big runs in the first sets. In the third set, I tried a new rotation and we just didn’t play with the same level of consistency as we needed, but it was nice to see the willingness of the players to try new things.”

Devyn Scott had eight kills and two blocks. Josie Huss finished with seven kills, 17-for-18 serving, two aces and 10 digs.

Macey Mason was 15 of 16 serving with 14 digs.

Jacque Oberg ran the offense with three kills, 22 assists, eight digs and was 13-for-15 serving with four aces.

Cambrie McBride, Chloe Lewison and Kacey Kruthoff had three kills each.

“This team has a lot of potential, and the newcomers are working super hard to push through the learning curve,” Huss said. “Our bench did a nice job of keeping the momentum going.

“I think they really have some great chemistry and show so much more support for each other on and off the court.”

The St. Edmond ninth-grade team won 25-19, 25-7. Emma Alstott was 17-for-20 serving with four aces.

The junior varsity squad prevailed, 25-15, 20-25 and 25-20.

The Gaels are back in action on Thursday when they travel to face Hampton-Dumont in their North Central Conference opener.


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