The Nokomis High School volleyball team put up a good fight against South County on Monday, Sept. 13, before falling to the Vipers 25-19, 26-24.
Hailey Engelman contributed both defensively and in the serving game as she led the team in points (7) and digs (11). Addison Dangbar also had three service points, while Emily Cress and Presley Lamb had seven and five digs respectively.
Lamb and Engelman paced the Redskins in assists with five and two, while also contributing five kills between the two of them. Rean Ward led the Redskins in kills on Monday with four.
The following night, the Redskins traveled to Bunker Hill to face the Minutemaids. Despite entering the game with some momentum, Nokomis was unable to collect the road win and fell to Bunker Hill 25-22, 25-9.
Audrey Sabol led the team in kills (6) and service points (4), with Skylar Stewart and Hailey Engelman adding three points each. Engelman also led the team in assists, with seven. Defensively, Emily Cress had a team-best nine digs, while Addison Dangbar added eight digs.
Nokomis is now off until Tuesday, Sept. 21, when they travel to Springfield to face the Lutheran Crusaders.
September 13 at Nokomis
South County 25 26
Nokomis 19 24
South County Statistics
Service Points: Maddee Mataa 9, Eva Smith 5, Amber Mies 4. Kills: Madee Mataa 7, Eden Copelen 7, Amber Mies 5. Assists: Future Hemer 11, Maddie Mataa 10.
Service Points: Hailey Engelman 7, Addison Dangbar 3. Kills: Rean Ward 4, Presley Lamb 3, Hailey Engelman 2. Assists: Presley Lamb 5, Hailey Engelman 2. Digs: Hailey Engelman 11, Emily Cress 7, Presley Lamb 5.
Records: South County (11-3).
Sept. 14 at Bunker Hill
Nokomis 22 9
Bunker Hill 25 25
Service Points: Audrey Sabol 4, Skylar Stewart 3, Hailey Engelman 3. Kills: Audrey Sabol 6. Assists: Hailey Engelman 7. Digs: Emily Cress 9, Addison Dangbar 8.
Record: Nokomis (5-13).