Wolves sweep Forest Park
CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves executed their game plan nearly to a tee Thursday night, posting a 25-13, 25-14, 25-14 Skyline Central Conference volleyball victory over the Forest Park Trojans.
“Our team as a whole struggled with ball control,” said FP Coach Ana Cornelia. “We couldn’t get into a rhythm offensively, and defensively we were inconsistent in coverage.”
Forest Park plays Saturday in the Great Eight Classic in Norway.
“We know that we have a lot to work on,” Cornelia said. “There is potential, but we need to be more disciplined at the net. It’s going to take some time for us to gel as a team, but I believe in them.”
Carney Coach Steve Kedsch said his Wolves did “three things real well” including a 94 percent serve percentage.
“I thought our girls passed the ball real well off serve receives and defense, and they did a real good job limiting their unforced errors,” he said. “They executed what we needed to do and it was very promising to see them do that. We were also very well balanced tonight, which is what I really like.”
Carney’s Taylor Kedsch hit eight service aces. Alanis Harris collected four aces, four kills and 10 digs. Talisha McCullough had four aces and 10 assists and Layla Blahnik-Thoune added nine assists.
“We have a couple kids who can come off the bench and fill right in,” said coach Kedsch. “This is one of the deepest and tallest teams I’ve had in quite a few years.”
Carney, which also won the jayvee match (25-13, 25-18), visits North Central Tuesday.
ONEIDA, Wis. — Niagara began the M&O Conference volleyball season with a pair of losses Thursday.
The Badgers fell to Oneida 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-16) and Crivitz 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-15).
“We started out strong against Oneida and Crivitz,” said Niagara coach Carol St. Arnauld. “Considering we were missing two starters, it was an impressive start.
“We experimented in each game, some of it worked, others not so much.”
Jasmine Racine’s 10 kills and six service aces led the Badgers (1-5, 0-2). Julia Brown had 10 assists. Faith Borchardt tallied 10 digs.
“My team is young but full of talent,” St. Arnauld said. “Most of our games we played today we only had two veterans on the court. I need my full roster present to see the true potential of what Niagara Volleyball has to offer.
“We need to work on confidence, communication and feeding our hitters.”
Niagara competes Saturday in the Great Eight Class at Norway. The Badgers return to Oneida on Tuesday.
“This weekend we will continue to experiment and next week will be the first time I have my full team providing we are without further injuries,” St. Arnauld said. “I truly see this team continuing to develop and become stronger as the year goes on.”
Jasmine Racine — 6 service aces, 10 kills, 1 block, 9 assists, 9 digs
Bailey Broullire — 6 digs
Jessica Oratch — 5 kills, 1 block, 4 digs
Jaida Maki — 3 kills, 1 block, 1 assist, 3 digs
Julia Brown — 1 ace, 10 assists, 7 digs
Isabel Wells — 1 kill, 1 block, 1 assist, 1 dig
Jadah McCarthy — 2 kills, 1 assist, 4 digs
Faith Borchardt — 6 kills, 2 assists, 10 digs
Cassie Gill — 3 aces, 2 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs
Olivia Brasure — 4 digs