By Brent Huelsmann
The Hornettes Volleyball team has found it's stride in conference play as they took on Sparta and Carterville last week. The Hornettes started out the week taking on Sparta on Tuesday October 6, before taking on Carterville October 8, on Faconi Anemia Night at Assembly Hall.
The Hornettes continued their recent conference success as they defeated Sparta in three games. The Hornettes got off to a rough start as they dropped the first game 15-25, but Nashville stormed back easily taking the next two games by matching scores of 25-14. Paige Kasten led the Hornettes in kills with 8 in the matchup. Abby Kempfer was second on the team with 5 kills, Kempfer also led the team in blocks in the match with 3. Senior Macie Kellerman led the team with service points as she finished the match with 10. Kellerman also finished with a team high 12 digs in the matchup, followed by fellow senior Kayla Wesselman, who had 5. Mackenzie McFeron finished with 10 assists in the match followed by Allyson Grabowski who finished with 8.
Both the JV and Freshman each won their matches in 2 games.
The Hornettes then dominated Carterville in their second matchup of the week, winning in just two games. The Hornettes got off to a fast start in the first game going up 8-1.Carterville would get as close as 5, but Nashville pulled away taking the first game 25-14. The second game saw the teams trade points, but after the game was tied 8-8 the Hornettes never relinquished the lead winning the game 25-18.
McFeron led the team with 9 kills in the matchup followed by Janie Holle with 5, and Deidra Holzhauer had 4. Alex Kubiak led the team with 3 blocks in the matchup. Grabowski led the team with 14 service points in the match followed by Kempfer with 7. Grabowski also led the team with 12 assists in the matchup. Kellerman again led the team with 11 digs in the matchup, followed by McFeron with 7, and Wesselman with 5.
Again both JV and Freshman won their matchups. JV won in two games, while the Freshman went to three games.
The wins moved the Hornettes to 17-8 overall on the season, with a conference record of 6-2.