Humboldt just keeps winning

The Humboldt volleyball team knocked off Neodesha and Caney Valley on Tuesday night to improve to 22-3 on the season.



October 5, 2022 - 3:25 PM

Humboldt's Karley Wools (22)

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt volleyball team welcomed Neodesha and Caney Valley on Tuesday night and swept the pair of teams. 

The Lady Cubs (22-3; 3-0) moved to an undefeated mark in conference action with the back-to-back victories and continued their impressive season. 

The evening began for Humboldt with an easy win over Caney Valley in two sets, 25-8 and 25-20. 

Lady Cub Natalie Wells had a great match from the serving line, hitting six aces while Ella Lassman knocked three aces.

Shelby Shaughnessy led offensively with eight kills, followed by Karley Wools’s seven kills and Kenisyn Hottenstein’s three kills. 

Humboldt was led defensively by Wools’s nine digs while Skylar Hottenstein and Shaughnessy managed seven and six digs apiece. Wools registered the team’s only solo block of the match. 

“I was very proud of the girls for competing hard all night. It was a battle with Neodesha and we came out on top. I thought our passing fell short in the second set, but we were able to fix that in the third. They played hard all night,” said Humboldt head coach Terry Meadows. 

The second matchup pitted Humboldt against Neodesha. The Lady Cubs came out on top, 27-25, 21-25 and 25-23. 

S. Hottenstein led at the serving line with two aces while Lassman, Wools, Wells and Shaughnessy each knocked one ace. 

Offensively, Wools led with nine kills while Shaugnessy tapped seven kills and Lassman ripped five kills. K. Hottenstein also had three kills, followed by Wells and S. Hottenstein’s two kills apiece. 

Wells led defensively with 20 digs and two blocks, followed by Shaughnessy’s 15 digs and two blocks and S. Hottenstein’s 14 digs. K. Hottenstein was also able to make two blocks while making six digs and Lassman recorded five digs. 

Humboldt travels to Eureka Tuesday at 5 p.m.