Cathedral wins in 3
NEW ULM -New Ulm Cathedral defeated Sleepy Eye 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 in a nonconference volleyball match Tuesday night.
In the first set both teams battled, as neither team gave up the serve. Cathedral tied the match at seven on a side out giving Jenna Helget the serve. Helget then went on a 6-0 run, leading the way for the Greyhounds.
“[Helget] has a impressive float serve, when she puts it in we score a lot of points,” coach Becky Wilfahrt said. “When [Helget] serves we have three good hitters up front at that time.”
The second set was a back-and-forth battle until Annie Roufs delivered two consecutive ace serves, leading Cathedral on a seven-point run. Sleepy Eye struggled to keep its serve receive and passing in tact.
“We just hurt ourselves with a lot of errors all around, and we where just really inconsistent,” coach Nicole Jensen said.
Mya Ibberson, of Sleepy Eye squared off up front against the tough hitting from Cathedral during the third set.
“In between set two and three I talked about the importance of keeping [Ibberson] in the front row as much as possible, she was the most consistent hitter for us tonight,” Jensen said.
Sleepy Eye took a timeout after New Ulm tallied a 3-point run, tying the set at 16.
“We have to play our game, we were staring to get a little slow on defense and sitting back a little bit,” Wilfahrt said.
In the end the Greyhounds came out on top to end the match.
For Cathedral, Helget tallied 27 set assists with four ace serves. Rose Hazuka led the Greyhounds with 10 kills and Annie Roufs had seven kills.
Sleepy Eye’s Cassidy Hoffman ended the night with 13 set assists while Mya Ibberson tallied five kills and four blocks
Sleepy eye travels to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in Comfrey at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Cathedral is at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday.