ALLEN – After dropping a pair of tournament matches over the weekend, the Winside volleyball team suffered a sweep and a three-set loss during a road triangular.
From Allen Consolidated Schools, the Tri County Northeast Wolfpack (Allen/Emerson-Hubbard) welcomed in both Winside and Hartington/Newcastle Tuesday.
Winside was first swept by HNS (19-25, 13-25) before dropping a three-set match to the host Wolfpack (17-25, 25-22, 23-25). The Wildcats have dropped four-straight to now sit 10-11 overall.
Tri County Northeast also swept Hartington-Newcastle (25-23, 25-15) to improve to 8-13 while Hartington-Newcastle is now 13-10 with their split.
In the loss to Hartington-Newcastle, Kati Topp recorded four kills, four solo blocks and two digs while Brooklyn Behmer had five set assists, eight digs and three kills for Winside. McKenna Russell added six set assists and three digs while other dig leaders came from Jackie Escalante with six and five each from Ashelyn Abler and Hannah Gubbels.
From the loss to Tri County Northeast, Russel posted a double-double with 11 set assists and 10 digs to go along with five kills followed by Topp with 14 kills, seven digs and five solo blocks for Winside. Behmer added 16 set assists, seven kills, three service aces and two digs. Abler led the Wildcats in digs with 11 while Escalante finished with 10 digs.
The Winside volleyball program will next visit Niobrara/Verdigre on Thursday, October 15.