Gering falls to Chadron in home opener
     2014-09-18      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen - Gering senior Kaylee Spreier (No. 16) preps for one of 14 kills during a match against Chadron last week. Teammates junior Lauren Shaul (No. 2) and senior Kaila Borgman (No. 11) are ready to defend during the Lady Bulldogs’ home opener at Gering High School. The Cardinals clenched a 4-set victory over Gering. 
While the Gering volleyball team looked to win its home-opening match Thursday for new coach Dave Lashley, a retooled Chadron Cardinals team continued its perennial success.
Big service runs lifted Chadron to a four-set victory at the Gering High School gymnasium, 25-`7, 28-26, 27-29, 25-14.
Gering got solid performances from Kaylee Spreier with 14 kills, Lauren Shaul with five kills, and Leah Newman and Allie Boggs knocking down four kills apiece.

The Bulldogs rebounded on Saturday at the annual rotating Bulldog Invitational, this year at North Platte. After Gering lost to North Platte 25-18, 25-16, the Bulldogs rebounded from a first-set loss to defeat Alliance 12-25, 25-23, 25-20.

Gering (4-5 after the week) had Newman make four kills and 11 digs, while Boggs netted five kills, 14 set assists and eight digs against Alliance. Also, Abby Keisel added four kills, Sara Schwartzkopf made six digs, Brooklyn Perez had 15 set assists and Spreier made 15 kills and nine digs.

Against North Platte, Newman had three kills and three digs, while Boggs made eight set assists, Perez had six set assists and Spreier netted five kills and six digs.
After Tuesday’s match at Scottsbluff, the Bulldogs play host to a triangular today (Thursday), starting at 4 p.m. against Gordon-Rushville. The Mustangs then play Chadron at about 5 p.m., and Gering plays Chadron again at about 6 p.m.

Gering then visits Ogallala on Saturday for a noon match.

Bearcats fall at Cheyenne Central

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Scottsbluff faced a tall order Thursday at Cheyenne Central, and the host Indians swept the Bearcats 25-19, 25-18, 25-22.
The loss was the second straight for Scottsbluff against a Cheyenne team. The Bearcats had been swept at home Tuesday by Cheyenne East, 25-9, 25-18, 25-18.

Against East, the Bearcats (4-5 for the week) had leaders in Chesney Walker with eight kills, two ace blocks and 10 digs, with Kyra Willats making 19 assists, two ace blocks and 10 digs. Also, Kelli Wentz had four ace serves and eight digs, while Aly Camacho had seven kills and three ace blocks.
Avery Krents added five kills, three ace blocks and five digs, while Stacea Pauli made three digs, Alli Leever pulled out 14 digs and Sally Welsh made four kills and four assists.

After Tuesday’s home match against Gering, Scottsbluff will have a week off before its match at Torrington next Tuesday. The Bearcats then visit Chadron on Sept. 25.

Mitchell sweeps action at Kimball

KIMBALL — Mitchell swept its two matches Thursday in the Kimball Triangular. The Tigers defeated Kimball 25-23, 25-20 and Potter-Dix 23-25, 25-22, 25-15.
In beating Kimball, Mitchell had statistical leaders in Kady Lower with four kills, two ace serves, seven points and 11 digs; Hannah Haberman with four kills; Aspen Reifschneider with two kills; McKenna Zulkoski with four kills and eight digs; Felina Blanco with six points and 10 digs; Madison Kuxhausen with six points and eight digs; and Jori Peters with nine digs and 15 assists.

Lower paced Mitchell against Potter-Dix with eight kills and 19 digs, while Haberman had seven kills and Reifschneider made five kills and six digs.
Also for the Tigers, Zulkoski had eight kills and 11 digs, Schila Strain made two kills and four digs, Blanco had two ace serves and nine digs, Kuxhausen made eight digs. Peters recorded two ace serves, 14 digs and 23 assists.

After going 1-3 at the Sheridan County Tournament on Saturday, Mitchell stood at 4-4 heading into Tuesday night’s dual at Bayard. The Tigers will then play host to a triangular Sept. 25 against Hay Springs and Leyton and to their home invitational on Sept. 27.

Bayard sweeps Gordon-Rushville

GORDON — The Bayard Tigers took a 4-0 record into their home match Tuesday night against Mitchell after scoring a three-set sweep over Gordon-Rushville on Thursday and sweeping Banner County and Sioux County at home on Saturday.
In their 25-18, 25-11, 25-21 win over Gordon-Rushville (2-4 through the weekend), the Tigers had statistical leaders in Cassandra Mohrman with two kills and two ace serves; Chellani Parriott with 14 kills, two ace serves and 16 digs; Brooklynn Kniss with two kills, 11 digs and three assists; Miah Vera with two kills and 12 digs; Emily Doremus with five digs; Mandi Cottrell with 10 digs and 17 assists; and Kristina McGann with five digs.

Bayard will play in the Bridgeport Quadrangular on Tuesday and then in the Mitchell Invittational on Sept. 27.

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