The Nokomis volleyball team may experience a little deja vu when they hit the road for their first regional game on Oct. 25. The Redskins will be playing Edinburg on their home floor, just as they did this past Tuesday, Oct. 12. If they’re lucky, that feeling of deja vu will last all the way to the final whistle as the Redskins pulled out a 25-20, 25-18 win in their regional preview Tuesday night.
The win upped Nokomis’ record to 9-17 on the season, with a 4-3 mark in the MSM Conference with Calvary still on the schedule for next Tuesday to close out the MSM season.
In Tuesday’s win over Edinburg, Nokomis’ defense loomed large as the Redskins posted nine blocks and had four players with at least a dozen digs.
Audrey Sabol had five of those nine blocks, while Skylar Stewart and Hailey Engelman added a pair of stuffs each. Engelman also contributed 13 digs, matching Addison Dangbar for the team lead, while Presley Lamb and Emily Cress had 12 digs each.
In the serving game, Dangbar led the team with eight points, followed by Engelman with six, Lamb with four and Sabol with four.
In addition to her blocking prowess, Sabol also put down six kills, with Dangbar adding four. Engelman and Lamb combined for 18 assists, with Engelman leading the way with 12.
In addition to the game against Calvary on Oct. 19, Nokomis will also be playing in the Pawnee Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 23.
October 12 at Edinburg
Nokomis 25 25
Edinburg 20 18
Service Points: Addison Dangbar 8, Hailey Engelman 6, Presley Lamb 4, Audrey Sabol 4, Natalie Engelman 1, Skylar Stewart 1. Kills: Audrey Sabol 6, Addison Dangbar 4, Hailey Engelman 2, Presley Lamb 2, Skylar Stewart 2, Reaghan Jonas 2, Rean Ward 1. Assists: Hailey Engelman 12, Presley Lamb 6, Emily Cress 1. Digs: Hailey Engelman 13, Addison Dangbar 13, Presley Lamb 12, Emily Cress 12, Natalie Engelman 8, Rean Ward 3, Audrey Sabol 3, Skylar Stewart 1. Blocks: Audrey Sabol 5, Skylar Stewart 2, Hailey Engelman 2.
Record: Nokomis (9-17, 4-3)