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High school volleyball: Warriors rally not once, but twice

Ste. Genevieve’s Dru Koetting (10) attempts an attack while Valle Catholic’s Sam Loida (20) and Ella Bertram are ready to block during the “Old Settlement Showdown” match from Monday, Oct. 11 at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)



The Valle Catholic volleyball team overcome not just one deficit, but two to defeat Ste. Genevieve in the “Old Settlement Showdown.”

The Warriors dropped the opening set, and they were down by four points in the fourth set before rallying for a 14-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-20 victory over the rival Dragons.

“I thought it took us a while to get started,” Valle Catholic head coach Nancy Fischer said. “I think we starting polishing our skills as the match went along.” 

Fischer said the Warriors began blocking better along the front row, and players started to make better connections from passer to setter to hitter.

Feeding off her performance from the Jackson Tournament earlier this month, Macy Wolk continued her brilliant play.

Wolk powered the Warriors with a team-best 15 kills, which Fischer said was a career-high. 

“We were fortunate Macy responded well,” noted Fischer, who said Wolk shone bright in the spotlight and shored up the Valle Catholic attack.

Overall, Valle Catholic recorded a .143 hitting efficiency, far better than Ste. Genevieve (.090), with Ella Bertram putting down 13 kills and Hailey Weibrecht chipping in with nine.

As far as blocking was concerned, Bertram had one solo ace block. 

Ade Weiler contributed five ace block assists and Weibrecht two solos and two assists.

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