On August 30th, the Nevada Varsity Volleyball Team headed to ADM to play in a tournament against ADM, Norwalk, Gilbert, Woodland-Granger, and Perry. Nevada played great matches, ending 5-0.
Coach Stephenson said, “We had great team culture the whole night, and I was really proud of the way the girls played.”
Nevada played ADM the first match of the tournament and won two out of three sets. The first game was 21-14. Nevada came out strong and controlled the ball really well. In game two, Nevada played really hard, but had some unforced errors and lost their momentum. They lost 21-17. In game three, Nevada won 15-6, and the team had all around great ball control and decisive serving. Kacie Rewerts had an awesome kill efficiency of .520 (kills minus errors divided by kill attempts). Amanda Fortmann had 15 assists and Ellie Gray 13 digs. The Cubs as a whole did a nice job with blocks, as they had nine for the match.
The next match Nevada played was against Norwalk. Nevada took advantage of Norwalk’s poor serving and ball control to win both sets, 21-17 and 21-10. Despite suffering at the serving line themselves, the volleyball team had five aces. Ellie Gray had 11 digs and Hannah Thomsen had five kills. Morgan Tupper had nine assists, and the team did a really nice job hitting the ball with a .255 team efficiency.
Nevada next moved on to Gilbert, who always has a scrappy and athletic team. Despite that, the Cubs were able to find weak spots in the Tiger defense and passing. Nevada swept the two sets, winning 21-17 and 21-16. Morgan Tupper had 10 assists and seven digs. Nevada as a team had 22 kills with Morgan Tupper and Kacie Rewerts leading with four kills each. Hannah Thomsen, Kelby Rewerts, Mikayla Long, and Amanda Fortmann each had three kills.
Nevada then took on Woodward-Granger, winning both sets 21-16 and 21-18.
Coach Stephenson said, “The girls showed a lot of grit in both games against Woodward-Granger.”
The determined Cubs had great composure and never gave up. They came back from sizable deficits in both games. The team had a total of 23 kills. Kacie Rewerts had an awesome match with nine kills in 16 attempts. Morgan Tupper had eight assists, and Amanda Fortmann had 12 assists. Jaeden Heintz had seven digs for the Cubs.
The last match of the day for Nevada was against Perry. Perry’s defense did not seem to be very well established allowing Nevada to take the match in two sets, 21-7 and 21-12. With Perry lacking defense, Nevada had a very high hitting efficiency of .422. Kacie Rewerts had 11 kills in 15 attempts. Hannah Thompson had four kills in four attempts. Amanda Fortman had nine assists and Morgan Tupper had six. The Cubs as a whole did a great job of hitting the ball.
With this great tournament play, Nevada has great momentum going into their next match against Roland-Story at home on September 6th.
Article contributed by Kaleb Angell and Dalton Baker.