Crest hangs tough on volleyball court

Crest High's Lady Lancers faced some tough competition Tuesday, going 1-2 in matches at a quadrangular event in Pleasanton. Crest is back in action today at a tournament in Iola.

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September 10, 2021 - 1:11 PM

PLEASANTON — Crest High’s volleyball team went 1-2 Tuesday at a quadrangular hosted by Pleasanton High School.

The Lady Lancers dropped a 25-21, 25-15 decision to Southern Coffey County and 25-18, 25-16 setback to St. Paul.

“We played much better than the score shows,” Crest head coach Abigail Hermreck said. “We were even leading by four or more several times.”

Lindsey Godderz, Kamryn Luedke and Karlee Boots all served at a 100% clip against Southern Coffey County.

But “a few small hiccups” turned into trouble against St. Paul.

“Our passing fell apart in the St. Paul match, but we served 94% as a team,” Hermreck said, noting McKenna Hammond, Kayla Hemreck, Brinlee McGhee, Godderz, Luedke and Boots all were successful on all of their serves in the match.

“This was only the second outing of running a new rotation and we are still working on a more consistent offense,” Coach Hermreck said.

Crest ended the night with a 25-12, 25-17 and 25-20 win over host Pleasanton, aided by a 95% serving rate, with seven aces.

“It was nice to end the evening with a win,” Hermreck said. “The girls played hard and really pulled together.  I was pleased with how we played and was anxious to get back in the gym to practice the things we still need to work on.”

Sophomore Kayla Hermreck led Crest with a monster night, racking up 32 kills, seven ace serves and 16 blocks, to go with 16 digs.

Hammond had 12 kills, two ace serves and led the team with 24 digs.

Others contributing:

Godderz served 100%, with two ace serves and six digs.

Senior Anna Hermreck had three kills and nine digs.

Luedke had two digs.

Junior Allyssa Adams had an ace serve and two digs.

McGhee had two kills, three ace serves and 17 digs.

Junior Sydney Stephens had three kills, four digs and a block.

Sophomore Brooklynn Jones had a kill, four ace serves and four digs.

Karlee Boots served 100%, with two kills and and eight digs.

Crest’s varsity team (4-7) is at Iola’s Invitational today, while the Lady Lancer junior varsity is at Moran.

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