Winside Suffers Three-Set Loss In Season Opener

CREIGHTON – A handful of opening matches will keep the Winside volleyball team busy in late August as the 2021 Wildcat season began Thursday evening.

Ahead of a road weekend round robin, Winside visited Creighton on August 26.

Creighton swept Winside 25-18, 25-21 and 25-16 to begin their year at 1-0 while Winside fell to 0-1.

McKenna Russell paced the Wildcats with seven kills while adding a double-double with 12 set assists and 17 digs as Natalie Kruger recorded a double-double with 21 digs and 10 set assists. Carsan Brogren posted six kills, Hannah Gubbels finished with five kills and 15 digs, Micah Stenwall tallied five kills and five solo blocks as Maddie McManigal had one kill and seven digs. Sam Gubbels also had 11 digs.

Service aces came from McManigal and Stenwall both with three as well as Hannah Gubbels and Kruger with two apiece.

The Winside volleyball team will next compete in the Hartington-Newcastle Round Robin on Saturday, August 28.