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Spartan Volleyball Keeps Going Strong

September 28, 2021

On September 16, Boyd County hosted the Gorillas and Broncos for a triangular.  The first match vs Gregory would be a best of 3 out of 5 contest.  The Lady Spartans came out swinging and serving tough winning 25-13.  The second the third sets would be much of the same with BC winning those 25-20 and 25-18, taking the match 3-0.   Haylie Carson served up 12 points with 4 aces on the night followed by Paige Drueke with 9 pts and 3 aces.  Daydra Zeisler had 8 kills, 1 block and 8 digs for the match.  Haylie contributed 6 kills, 1 block, and her 18 digs led the team.  Rylie Haun finished with 21 set assists. 

Boyd County then faced a tough Stuart team for a best of 3 battle.  Set one was close until midway at 11-11.  Stuart then had a couple scoring runs to take the lead and win set 1, 17-25.  The Spartans struggled in set two and could never get a rhythm going and lost 12-25.  Daydra led in scoring with 4 pts and 1 ace in addition to her 4 kills and 5 digs.  Haylie added 3 kills and dug the ball 11 times.  Rylie had 8 digs and 8 sets assists for the match. 


Spartan volleyball was home again on September 21 for a triangular with North Central and St. Marys.  Boyd County struggled at various times during the evening, putting together effective offense and defending the opponents.  North Central came ready to play and challenged the Spartans.  BC would drop the first and then a very close second set 20-25, 24-26.  Rylie Haun led in service pts with 6 and 1 ace, Daydra Zeisler and Paige Drueke each added 5 pts and an ace.  Offensively Haylie Carson notched 6 kills followed by 5 from Daydra.  Defensively, Leah Jockens recorded 2 blocks and digging was led by Lanie Lechtenberg with 13, Paige 12 , Haylie 11 and Daydra added 10.  Rylie was credited with 11 set assists.

Against St. Marys, the Spartans would muster up some fight at times.  Set 1 was close throughout and the Spartans avoided a Cardinal comeback holding off for the win 25-23.  The ensuing sets would not favor the home team.  Boyd County struggled behind the service line with 7 erros.  St. Marys kept BC out of rhythm and held a lead both sets, winning the last two 13-25 and 16-25.  Paige served up 8 pts with 1 ace.  Attacking was led by Daydra with 11 kills followed by Haylie with 8.  Leah Jockens put up 5 blocks followed by Paige with 3.  Paige also recorded 23 digs followed by Daydra with 22.  Rylie recorded 17 set assists. 


The Lady Spartans traveled to Tilden for the annual 8 team Elkhorn Valley Invite.  The level of competition never disappoints as Boyd County sees teams from out of our area and class. 

Boyd County was in a 4 team pool with Battle Creek, St. Paul and O'Neill, all C-1 schools.   Battle Creek was the Spartans first contest at 9:00 am.  BC came out ready to play and did some good things in set one.  Set two showed struggles in getting an offense produced.  BC dropped the match in two, 19-25, 8-25.  Paige Drueke had 3 service pts and 7 digs.  Daydra Zeisler had 3 kills and 9 digs, and Haylie Carson added 10 digs.  Leah Jockens recorded 4 blocks. 

Match two on the day paired BC against the O'Neill Eagles.  This proved to be a fairly evenly matched contest.  BC came out strong in set one and led from first serve, winning 25-21.  O'Neill came back strong, swinging hard and hustling in set 2.  Despite a late surge by BC forcing a timeout at 20-21, the Eagles would win 20-25 and follow with the same score in the deciding set 3, 20-25.  Rylie Haun had 13 service pts and 1 ace along with her 23 set assists and 8 digs.  Leah led in blocks with 5 followed by Bentley Adams with 3.  Daydra recorded 11 kills and Haylie added 10.  Digging was led by Daydra with 19, followed by Haylie and Paige each adding 9. 

Another tough C-1 team in St. Paul put offensive pressure on the Spartans and dug many attacks.  An all-around skilled team played some really nice volleyball.  The Lady Spartans never quit and fought to the end each set, but lost in two, 10-25 and 18-25.  Rylie earned 5 service pts and 8 set assists.  Daydra led attacking with 5 kills and Haylie led in digs with 8. 

To close out a day of play, the Spartans were match up against C-1 West Point-Beemer from the other pool of 4 teams.  Two evenly matched teams battled it out for 3 sets.  WPB took set one 19-25.  Boyd County would battle back and take set two, 25-21.  The deciding 3rd set was close to the mid-way point until WPB went on a 4 point serving run and look a 7 point lead.  It was too much of a deficit for BC to come back from, losing the set and match 19-25.  Serving was led by Lanie Lechtenberg with 8 service points.  Kill leaders were Daydra with 12 and Haylie with 10.   Leah had 6 blocks.  Rylie tallied up 22 set assists and digging was pretty even with Rylie pulling up 18, Daydra 17, Paige 16 and Haylie 14. 


On September 20, the JV Lady Spartans traveled to Stuart for some C team and JV competition.  JV from BC battled in both sets, but several scoring runs kept the Spartans playing from behind.  JV lost in two sets 15-25, 19-25.  Serving was led by Lanie Lechtenberg and Leah Jockens with 5 points each.  Brynn Almgren had 4 set assists followed by Mercedes Brooks with 2.  Earning kills on the night were Hannah Widstrom and Leah each recording 2.  Leah also had 3 blocks Defensively, Hannah had 6 digs, Lanie 5, with Mercedes and Emmie Holmberg adding 4 each.

The C match also was also best of 3.  Boyd County came out in set 1, played well and served tough and won 25-17.  Stuart would battle back and take set 2, 18-25, forcing the deciding third set.  Service errors would plague the Spartans in trying to work up some offense.  BC lost set 3 and the match, 8-15.  Serving was led by Elizabeth Bernt 7 pts/3 aces and Brooklyn Eckert with 7 pts.  Offensively, Nevaeh Jockens, Addison Birmeier, and Sabrina Ziebro each recorded 3 kills.  Elizabeth was credited with 11 set assists.  Defensively, Addison had 2 blocks, and Kaylee Bennett racked up 10 digs with Brooklyn adding 5. 

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