Hornettes Win Two Straight In Conference

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The Nashville Hornettes volleyball team capped off a busy week as they had seven matches, five of which came in the Triad Round Robin Tournament. The Hornettes got off to a good start, defeating Anna-Jonesboro, and DuQuoin, before losing four of five in the Triad Tournament. In the tournament the Hornettes defeated East St. Louis, but dropped matches to Triad, Glenwood, Collinsville, and Salem.

In their first game of the week, the Hornettes took down DuQuoin in two straight games. The Hornettes took the first game 25-13 before taking the second game 25-16. In game 1, the Hornettes traded points with DuQuoin, but took advantage midway through the game. The Hornettes would outscore DuQuoin 17-6 to end the game. In the second game, with the game tied at nine, Nashville would go on a run, and to a 18-11 lead. The Hornettes would cruise from there to a 25-16 victory.

Jenna Harris and Janie Holle each had seven kills to lead Nashville in the win, followed by Abby Kempfer with six. Mackenzie McFeron and Paige Kasten each had five kills, and Bailey Melton had four kills. Defensively, Holle led Nashville with ten digs, followed by Abby Wesselmann with eight, Kasten with 7, and McFeron with six.

In their second matchup of the week, Nashville avenged an earlier loss to Anna-Jonesboro with a two-game win. The Hornettes won both games by a score of 25-19. In the first game, Nashville did not trail. Leading 8-7, the Hornettes dominated the rest of the game on their way to a 25-19 win. In the second game, the Hornettes trailed throughout, by as many as four, but came back to tie the game at 17, and outscored Anna-Jonesboro 8-2 the rest of the way.

Kempfer led the Hornettes with eight kills, followed by Harris and McFeron with seven apiece. Kasten finished with 22 assists in the win for Nashville. Wesselmann led the Hornettes with 14 digs, followed by Kasten with 12, and Holle with nine. Kempfer led with three blocks.

The Hornettes began October at the Triad Round Robin Tournament. The Hornettes first game was against the host Lady Knights. In the first game, the Hornettes were dominated, as Triad would win easily 21-8. Nashville put up a fight in the second game, but Triad made a late run to win 21-17.

Holle led the team with four kills, followed by McFeron with three. Holle also had two digs, which tied for the team with Wesselmann. Harris led the team with four service points, and Kasten led the team with seven assists.

The Hornettes next match in the tournament was up against Collinsville. The Hornettes dropped the first game 22-20, before bouncing back for a 21-18 victory in game 2. that set up a match-deciding game three. In game three, which was only played to 15 points, Collinsville led the entire way on their way to a 15-10 win.

McFeron led Nashville with ten kills. followed by Kempfer with six. Holle led the Hornettes with five service points, while Kasten finished with a team-high 21 assists. Wesselmannn led the Hornettes with nine digs, and Kempfer led the team with one block.

The Hornettes dropped their third match of the tournament against Glenwood in two straight games. Glenwood took the first game 21-15, before edging the Hornettes 21-19 in game two.

Holle led the team with five kills, followed by Kempfer with four. Kempfer led the team with four blocks in the loss. McFeron led the team with four service points, while Kasten led the team with 13 assists, and tied with Wesslemman for the team lead in digs with six.

Nashville got their only win of the tournament, in their fourth match of the day agianst East St. Louis. Nashville won the match in two games. The Hornettes won the first game 21-16, before winning the second game 25-18.

Holle led the team with eight kills, followed by Kempfer with five. Wesselmannn and McFeron each ahd six service points in the win, while Harris led the team with 11 digs. Kasten finished with a team-high 14 assists.

In the final match of the tournament, the Hornettes dropped a close three game match to Salem. Salem took the first game 24-22, before Nashville bounced back for a 22-20 win in game 2. In the third game, Salem was able to take the match 15-9. McFeron led Nashville with seven kills, follwed by Holle with six. Kasten led the team in both services points and assists, with nine service points, and 17 asssists. Wesselmannn led the team with 17 digs.

Senior Janie Holle, and Junior Abby Kempfer both go up for a block during the Hornets first match of the Triad Round Robin Tournament on October 1.