College Volleyball: Warriors start fast, thump Rams
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater Warriors volleyball team used a hot start to put away Anoka Ramsey on Wednesday night, winning in straight sets, 25-9, 25-19, 25-17 at Ridgewater College.
WILLMAR - The Ridgewater Warriors volleyball team used a hot start to put away Anoka Ramsey on Wednesday night, winning in straight sets, 25-9, 25-19, 25-17 at Ridgewater College.
The win moves Ridgewater to 11-4 on the season. They are on the fringe of a top-10 ranking in NJCAA Division III.
“We played well as a team and had good chemistry today” said second-year setter Kaitlyn Sterner. “We just need to work on keeping our energy.”
Hailey Leiding and Baylie Kubesh both had eight kills to lead the Warriors on offense. Sterner added 22 assists and four service aces, and Natalie Feldhake had three block aces.
Warriors head coach Joe Sussenguth was happy with the win, but thought the team was capable of playing better.
“We’re an aggressive team and that got the best of us today,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be more polished and excited on Saturday.”
His players agreed.
“Next time, we need high energy, smart play, and better communication,” Leiding said.
The team’s next chance to implement these changes will be against Dakota County Tech at home on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Ridgewater 3, Anoka-Ramsey 0
Anoka-Ramsey (2-12) 9 19 17
Ridgewater (11-4) 25 25 25
Serving (aces): Kaitlyn Sterner 4, Alyssa Stern 1, Hailey Leiding 1 Set assists: Sterner 22, Bailey Kubesh 4 Hitting (kills): Kubesh 8, Leiding 8, Natalie Feldhake 4, Brenna Olsen 4, Lexie Skoglund 3, Stern 2 Blocking (aces): Feldhake 3, Leiding 2, Kubesh 1, Ariana Hasti 1, Stern 1 Digs (5 or more): Olsen 11, Kubesh 7, Skoglund 7