GREENWAY— Last season, the Timberwolves notched a perfect 25-0 regular season record on the volleyball court. This year, it looks as though the team has its eyes on a repeat. The Wolves looked …
GREENWAY— Last season, the Timberwolves notched a perfect 25-0 regular season record on the volleyball court. This year, it looks as though the team has its eyes on a repeat.
The Wolves looked indomitable as they blew past four other teams here on Saturday dominating the Greenway tournament, winning eight straight sets on the day. A polished Greenway squad gave the Wolves their toughest competition, even as Ely took both sets 25-23 and 25-20.
Junior Lilli Rechichi and senior Hannah Penke led the way offensively in the match, with ten and nine kills respectively and 11 digs apiece. Junior Clare Thomas added four kills and nine digs while freshman Audrey Kallberg posted five kills and four digs. Senior setter Sarah Visser tallied 16 assists and nine digs.
The Wolves had little trouble with Cherry, as they downed the Tigers 25-11, 25-8. Rechichi powered the way with 12 kills. Thomas added five kills and six ace serves, while Penke posted four kills and eight digs. Visser added ten assists and four digs.
The Wolves let the Bluestreaks get as close as 25-21 in the first set, but kicked it into high gear in the second to drop Chisholm 25-10. Penke led the way in kills with ten and added eight digs, while Rechichi posted seven kills and ten digs. Thomas tallied five kills and nine digs, while Kallberg contributed with four kills and nine digs. Visser posted 14 assests and eight digs and freshman Amelia Penke added eight assists and five digs.
Against I-Falls, the Wolves dominated throughout, winning 25-12, 25-13. Rechichi posted nine kills while Thomas added five and Penke four along with eight digs. Kallberg posted nine digs while senior Aubrey Gerlovich added six digs. Sophomore Sadie Rechichi tallied six digs and three ace serves.
For the Wolves, Saturday’s pummeling of Cherry came just two days after they easily outpaced the Tigers in straight sets, winning 25-15, 25-11, 25-11 on Cherry’s home court.
Rechichi had a huge match, posting 16 kills, 11 digs, and four aces. Hannah Penke added ten kills and 11 digs, while Kallberg added eight kills and five digs. Thomas posted five kills and seven digs, while Visser tallied 26 assists.
The Wolves were set to visit Aurora on Thursday to take on Mesabi East. They will be back in Ely on Monday to host Lakeview Christian Academy. They travel to I-Falls on Tuesday for a rematch with the Broncos.
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