How sweep it is: Humboldt wins pair

Humboldt brought home a pair of volleyball wins Tuesday in its home-opener. The Lady Cubs swept Jayhawk-Linn before rallying to topple St. Mary's Colgan later in the night.



September 1, 2021 - 10:19 AM

Humboldt High’s Kenisyn Hottenstein smacks home a kill Tuesday in a straight-set victory over Jayhawk-Linn. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Volleyball team treated its home fans to a pair of wins Tuesday.

The Lady Cubs, playing in the Humboldt Community Fieldhouse for the first time in 2021, swept past visiting Jayhawk-Linn in straight sets, before rebounding from a first-set loss to roll past St. Mary’ s Colgan of Pittsburg.

The victories lift Humboldt to 4-3 on the season.

“I thought the girls played great tonight,” Humboldt head coach Terry Meadows said. “Our defense stepped up and kept the ball off of the ground. We played really well as a team. I’m so proud of the girls.”

Humboldt had control from the outset in its opener against Jayhawk-Linn, winning 25-13 and 25-10.

Humboldt High’s Nautianna Goforth goes up for a kill in a straight-set victory for the Lady Cubs over Jayhawk-Linn Tuesday. Humboldt also defeated Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan in three sets. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Shelby Shaughnessy’s five aces led the way, followed by Karley Wools with three and Kenisyn Hottenstein with two. Nautianna Goforth pounded home eight kills, while Shaughnessy and Wools added four apiece. Goforth also added a pair of blocks. Hottenstein had 21 assists, while Brooklyn Ellis and Wools added four and three digs, respectively.

Colgan prevailed, 25-21, in its first set against the Lady Cubs, but Humboldt fought back, edging the Panthers, 25-23 in the second set and 25-19 in the tiebreaker.

Goforth was big once again at the net, racking up 11 kills and five blocks. Shaughnessy added six kills, two blocks and four aces. Hottenstein had 30 assists; Ellis led with 17 digs.

Humboldt’s junior varsity and C teams also got into the action.

The Lady Cub JV fell, 25-18 and 25-13, to Jayhawk-Linn, before rebounding to top Colgan, 25-23 and 25-22.

Humboldt’s Aisley Galloway in a junior varsity match Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Chanlynn Wrestler had four kills and three digs against the Jayhawk JV, while Rylan Covey had three aces. Jenna Malloy had a pair of assists.

Several players stepped up in the win over Colgan. Jada Malloy had three kills and six digs. Chanlynn Wrestler and Gracie Dillow each had four aces. Jada and Jenna Malloy chipped in with three aces apiece. Jenna Malloy notched three assists. 

Wrestler added six digs, followed by Dillow and Cassidy Friend with four apiece and Covey, Shelby Daniels and Raquel Aguilar with three each.

The Lady Cub C team fell, 25-10 and 25-8, to Jayhawk-Linn. Kathrin Johnson had a pair of aces along with a kill. Greta Pelliccioni had four digs, followed by Bailey Croisant with three.