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Wolfpack too much for ELC

September 20, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

Ranked No. 2 in Class 2A Western Christian may have been expected to win against Estherville Lincoln Central in Thursday's volleyball matchup.

The Wolfpack didn't disappoint with a 25-5, 25-6, 25-11 win over the Midgets.

While the scores didn't show it, ELC coach Tyler Johnson said his team did improve on a couple things.

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Estherville Lincoln Central Paige Guge (9) tries to pound the ball through the Western Christian block during play against the Class 2A No. 2 ranked Wolfpack on Thursday.
EDN photo by David Swartz

"We wanted to recognize the hitters better so we'd have at least a single block on them," he said. "We had quite a few touches on the blocks so we did a better job."

In practice prior to the match, Johnson told his team he wanted them to swing hard.

Sometimes that wasn't always the case.

ELC ended the night with just eight kills. Allie Sievert led the way with three kills and a block. Paige Guge and Megan Jensen each had two and Taylor Bodle had one.

Jensen and Casey Sievert each had two set assists.

Half of ELC's 22 points came on Western Christian mistakes-serving or hitting errors-sixth of them in the final game.

ELC (6-5 overall) is on the road against Emmetsburg next Tuesday.

In junior varsity play, ELC lost to Western Christian 25-7, 25-7.

The ELC freshman lost 25-3, 25-3.



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