It was a tough draw to end the week for the Nokomis High School volleyball team as they fell to Metro-East Lutheran on Thursday, March 18, followed by another loss, this time to North Mac, on Saturday, March 20, as the Redskins played their third straight road game to start the season.
In Edwardsville on Thursday, the Knights jumped out to a 25-13 win in game one, then held on for a 25-19 victory over the Redskins to clinch the match in game two.
Presley Lamb and Alex Pavolka led the team in serving with five points each, while Delaney Keiser added three. Pavolk also led the team in digs, with five, while Keiser and Kristen Stauder had four each.
Stauder led the team in kills, posting three, with Audrey Sabol and Presley Lamb chipping in two apiece. Lamb also had two assists, with Mia Fesser dishing out a team-best five in the loss. The Redskins were able to get a big game at the net from Skylar Stewart as the junior had four blocks against the Metro-East Lutheran hitters.
North Mac proved to be another potent foe on Saturday, as the Panthers defeated the Redskins 25-10 and 25-15.
Audrey Sabol and Mia Fesser had four blocks each, while Presley Lamb and Skylar Stewart added in three apiece. Further back, Fesser and Kristen Stauder led the team in digs with nine each, while Delaney Keiser added eight.
On the attack, Stauder led the team with four kills, followed by Sabol with three and Olivia Taylor and Stewart with two each. Presley Lamb led the team in assists with seven, while Alex Pavolka served up five points in the loss.
Nokomis will finally be at home on Tuesday, March 23, when they host the Minutemaids of Bunker Hill. After that, they hit the road to Northwestern High School, where they will take on Greenfield-Northwestern on March 24.
March 18 at Edwardsville
Nokomis 13 19
Metro-East 25 25
Service Points: Presley Lamb 5, Alex Pavolka 5, Delaney Keiser 3. Aces: Presley Lamb 1, Alex Pavolka 1. Blocks: Skylar Stewart 4, Audrey Sabol 1, Mia Fesser 1, Kristen Stauder 1, Olivia Taylor 1. Digs: Alex Pavolka 5, Delaney Keiser 4, Kristen Stauder 4, Mia Fesser 3, Skylar Stewart 3, Olivia Taylor 2, Presley Lamb 2, Audrey Sabol 1. Kills: Kristen Stauder 3, Audrey Sabol 2, Presley Lamb 2, Olivia Taylor 1, Skylar Stewart 1. Assists: Mia Fesser 5, Presley Lamb 2.
March 20 at Virden
Nokomis 10 15
North Mac 25 25
Service Points: Alex Pavolka 5. Assists: Presley Lamb 7. Digs: Mia Fesser 9, Kristen Stauder 9, Delaney Keiser 8. Kills: Kristen Stauder 4, Audrey Sabol 3, Olivia Taylor 2, Skylar Stewart 2. Blocks: Audrey Sabol 4, Mia Fesser 4, Presley Lamb 3, Skylar Stewart 3.
Record: Nokomis (1-2).