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Wolves keep winning

Nighthawks struggling with loss of top hitter Hannah Reichensperger

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 10/2/19

BABBITT— The Timberwolves continued their dominance on the volleyball court here this week as they beat the Nighthawks in four sets, despite the continued absence of senior standout Brielle …

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Wolves keep winning

Nighthawks struggling with loss of top hitter Hannah Reichensperger

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BABBITT— The Timberwolves continued their dominance on the volleyball court here this week as they beat the Nighthawks in four sets, despite the continued absence of senior standout Brielle Kallberg from the lineup.

Ely took the match 25-13, 25-6, 22-25, and 25-12.

The win, combined with a Tuesday victory against Lakeview Christian Academy, demonstrated the depth of Ely’s team as the Wolves posted nearly 40 kills on Monday, along with impressive serving stats.

“McCartney Kaercher had an excellent night behind the serving line,” said Ely Head Coach Andrea Thomas. “She had long strings of consecutive serves in each set.  She also had 10 ace serves.”

The Nighthawks, meanwhile, are feeling the effects of the loss of sophomore Hannah Reichensperger, the team’s kill leader, who is likely out for the season with a broken finger. Reichensperger’s height and aggressive play had made her a formidable presence at the net for the Nighthawks so her absence will clearly be felt.

Ely junior McKenna Coughlin had a big night against the ‘Hawks, posting 17 kills and three ace serves. Senior Jenna Merhar added ten kills and three blocks, while freshman Rachel Coughlin added eight kills and two blocks. Kaercher posted 35 set assists in addition to her 10 ace serves.

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