Scheduling is one of the positives in Nokomis’ membership in the MSM Conference for volleyball, but one of the negatives could be that the Redskins now have to face powerhouse Lutheran every year.
The ‘Skins met up with the 13-1 Springfield-based private school on Tuesday, Sept. 21, and became victim number 14 in a 25-9, 25-11 straight-set affair.
Nokomis had nine kills in the game, led by Hailey Engelman’s three. Engelman also had both of the Redskins’ assists in the contest, while Addison Dangbar, Skylar Stewart and Audrey Sabol each had two kills apiece.
The Redskins had only two service errors on the night, but the Crusaders limited Nokomis’ opportunities at the line, holding them to just three service points in 21 total attempts. Hailey Engelman, Natalie Engelman and Addison Dangbar each had one point, with Lutheran holding the Redskins without an ace.
The Engelman cousins led the team in digs on the defensive end, combining for 13 total, half of Nokomis’ 25. Hailey Engelman would post seven digs in the game, while Natalie Engelman followed with six. Emily Cress (4), Audrey Sabol (3), Presley Lamb (2), Addison Dangbar (2) and Skylar Stewart (1) also had digs.
At the net, Sabol had a pair of blocks, while Stewart and Reaghan Jonas also had a block apiece.
The loss moved the Redskins to 5-14 on the season and 0-2 in the MSM Conference. They’ll have the opportunity to improve on both marks on Thursday, Sept. 23, when they play at Tri-City.
Sept. 21 at Springfield
Nokomis 9 11
Lutheran 25 25
Service Points: Hailey Engelman 1, Natalie Engelman 1, Addison Dangbar 1. Kills: Hailey Engelman 3, Addison Dangbar 2, Skylar Stewart 2, Audrey Sabol 2. Assists: Hailey Engelman 2. Blocks: Audrey Sabol 2, Skyler Stewart 1, Reghan Jonas 1. Digs: Hailey Engelman 7, Natalie Engelman 6, Emily Cress 4, Audrey Sabol 3, Presley Lamb 2, Addison Dangbar 2, Skylar Stewart 1.
Records: Nokomis (5-14, 0-2); Lutheran (14-1, 4-0).