Simley Girls Volleyball might be the friendliest volleyball team in the State of Minnesota. Recognizing that Henry Sibley had to travel a good ten minutes through thundering downpours on Thursday, September 20th, The Spartans decided to miss enough serves, shank enough digs, and hit enough balls out in the first set to make it worth the trip for the Warriors who won 25-22. Quickly righting the ship, however, Simley controlled the second set throughout (25-16) coming out with a 10-2 lead and never looked back. Set 2 was highlighted by Junior Emma Heimerl (11 kills) and Senior Sydney Brady (8 digs) each earning seven points from the service line to dash any hopes of the Warriors continuing their winning ways this night. Set 3 was a bit of a yawner with the Spartans again jumping out to a huge early lead and then walking it out for a 25-12 win with Junior Sydney Stensgard winning 10 points on her serving alone. The ultimate set was competitive early until the Spartans decided that they were ready to enjoy the various treats made by Junior TeTe Danso (4 kills) and Senior Rachel Wanger served 8 points in a row (to go along with 5 kills, 41 assists, 7 digs, and 3 blocks) to erase any doubt of the outcome; Simley winning set 4 comfortably 25-18 to close out the match. Many other highlights included 15 & 14 kills by Junior Ravyn Miles and Senior Adara Kellogg. Juniors Ellie Lanik and Jackie Stickler added errorless hitting, while Sophomore Abby Hepper was tough from the service line again and threw in a couple of assists. The younger Nuggets were solid as Sophomore Molly Stein was a perfect 5 for 5 digging, Sophomore Brynn Rogers was all over the court while notching an assist, and the Warriors foolishly targeted Freshman Bella Studer on serve receive, who responded with the best passing of the night. The victory moves the Spartans to 2-1 in the Metro East (8-3 overall) going into next week’s conference match traveling to South St. Paul.
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- 3 Simley High School
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