PLUMMER — Junior Ellie Kiebert hit double figures once again with a match-high 13 kills to go with two aces, leading the Wampus Cats to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 win over the Lakeside Knights in North Star League volleyball Thursday night at Ron Miller Court.
Setting the attack was Brooke Stevens, who finished with 28 set assists, while Tessa Sutton added seven kills and two aces, Hailey Bristol six digs and Sophie McMahon and Ali Sutton combined for nine kills to lead the Wampus Cats (6-4, 2-0 NSL).
Ali Sutton went on a nine point service run after Cats head coach Cindy Derr called a time out after feeling her team was sluggish early in the match. Derr praised the play of Ellie Lambert getting to short balls and feeding the setter effectively, and the defense of Aleehia Valliere in the back row.
“Our service receive was really good tonight with only four errors,” praised Derr, whose team finally settles into league play after playing up to start the season. “The entire team stepped up and did a great job tonight.”
Kria Peters had 12 assists to lead Lakeside (1-3, 0-2 NSL) never threatened in any set.
“Clark Fork has some size and hit the ball really well,” Lakeside coach Brad Veile said. “They do a lot of movement and put you off balance.”
The two teams will face off again Saturday in Clark Fork, with the JV match starting at 1 p.m. and varsity following at 2:30 p.m.