Kasson-Mantorville Volleyball Dominates Kenyon-Wanamingo
The Kasson-Mantorville KoMets used aggressive serving and an awesome block to breeze past the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights in Kasson tonight. Scores were 25-18, 25-11, 25-20.
The Knights were rated #2 in the latest Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association rankings in Class A. The KoMets got the #5 ranking in Class AA. Frankly Kenyon-Wanamingo did not look like one of the state's best teams. Much of the credit goes to Kasson-Mantorville.
The senior dominated Knights were ahead 13-10 in the first set when KoMets sophomore libero Cate Wanous served 9 straight points to give her team a lead they would not relinquish. It was an effective game plan by young Kasson-Mantorville executed to perfection.
Aggressive serves to make Kenyon-Wanamingo play out of system and keep them from getting the ball to their top hitters Ally Peterson and Julianna Boyum. Peterson had one kill in the first set, 3 in the second set before finishing with 10 on the night by my unofficial count. I had Boyum with 5 kills.
The KoMets block was as good as their aggressive serving but there were also some tips or pushes of the ball by the Knights into those blocks. Kasson-Mantorville has two seniors on their team. Kenyon-Wanamingo has seven seniors.
Our Held Bus Service Knights of the match were 5'10 Leah Berg, sophomore right side hitter with probably the most consistent night at the net. I had her with 4 kills and just a couple hitting errors. The other Held Bus Knight of the match was senior setter Madi Luebke who executed a couple dump kills and tallied an ace serve in the match.
Kasson-Mantorville junior middle hitter Emilee Terry had 3 kills, 1 hitting error in the first set. 5 kills, 0 hitting errors in the second set and 1 kill two hitting errors in the third for a total of 9 kills, 3 hitting errors. These again are my unofficial statistics.
Junior KoMet Mya Suess concentrated on the block and also totaled 9 kills.
The match fittingly ended for Kasson-Mantorville with a ace serve by sophomore setter Maddie Converse putting an exclamation point on a convincing win over Kenyon-Wanamingo.