BT Volleball

Lauren Kidd digs deep for the ball to set the team up for the next hit in their loss to Alma/Pepin last Tuesday night.

Ellen Everson, Special to the Chronicle

Blair-Taylor volleyball hosted Alma/Pepin last Tuesday.

The match went 1-3 with Alma/Pepin winning the first and second set 23-25, 19-25, then the Wildcats came back and took the third set 25-10.

Heading into the fourth set, the Wildcats just lost momentum and fell with a 14-25 loss.

The Wildcats had close sets and just lost the momentum for the fourth set, leading the night was McKenna Nehring with 14 kills, five digs, followed by Liza Howe with eight kills, seven digs. Marlee Nehring had 20 assists, seven digs and three aces for the night.

Last Thursday night the girls traveled to Melrose-Mindoro.

B-T started off a little slow with a 9-25 loss on the first set, and a 20-25 loss in the second set.

Then the Wildcats came back with a fight and took the third set 25-22 and then the fourth 25-19.

Heading into the fifth set the Wildcats just could not get out of a slow start with some minor mistakes and Melrose-Mindoro took it 5-15 and the match 3-2.

“The girls played hard and came so close to the win, but we just have to work on those minor mistakes that can take you out of a match,” coach Tammy Stensven said.

McKenna Nehring had eight kills, seven digs and two aces, followed by Danyelle Waldera who had seven kills and two aces. Marlee Nehring had 15 assists and two kills.

Saturday the Lady Wildcats attended the Debbie Roesler Memorial Invitational at McDonell Central High School.

There B-T met up with Elk Mound with a 0-2 loss 14-25, 17-25; then Greenwood went 0-2 loss 22-25, 20-25; took the match from Loyal 27-25, 25-23; went 0-2 with Osseo-Fairchild 20-25, 8-25; and ended the day with McDonnell 0-2, 11-25, 17-25.

“We had an up and down day, they would play at their best and then we would just fall apart,” coach Stensven said. “We really had some great play and some real close sets.”

The girls did end the day playing very hard against McDonnell who took first at the invite.

McKenna Nehring had 21 kills and 13 blocks on the day, followed by Danyelle Waldera with 11 kills, and Liza Howe with 10 kills. Marlee Nehring had 30 assists for the day.


Stephen Knoll is a reporter for Jackson County Chronicle. Contact him at 715-284-0085.

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