GILLETTE, Wyo. — Fresh off a season-opening win over Alliance on Thursday night, the Scottsbluff volleyball team registered its second victory during the opening day of the Camel Tournament on Friday in Gillette, Wyo.
Scottsbluff swept Wheatland, Wyo., 25-19, 25-22 in its first pool-play match of the tournament. The Bearcats weren’t as fortunate in their other two matches. Scottsbluff fell 25-21, 25-16 against host Campbell County and dropped a 25-21, 25-19 decision to Rapid City Stevens.
In the victory against Wheatland, Makayla Castro led the Bearcats in hitting with eight kills. Castro also proved strong at the service line, leading the team with 11 points and five aces. Kyra Willats dished out 12 assists and Chesney Walker added 11 assists in the Bearcats’ 6-2 offensive attack. Walker also finished with five points, three aces, and three kills.
SteaVen Becker and Kelly Wentz both put down five kills each. Shalee Roseberry tallied six points and two assists, Aly Camacho had two kills, and Savannah Menghini led the Bearcats defensively with six digs.
Castro again led Scottsbluff in hitting against Campbell County with four kills. Wentz chipped in three kills, while Becker, Walker, and Camacho all added two. Willats handed out six assists and Walker had five. Roseberry served a team-high six points and Menghini again led the way defensively with five digs.
In the setback to Rapid City Stevens, Castro put down seven kills and had five digs. Walker handed out nine assists and totaled five kills. Menghini recorded 12 digs and served seven points. Willats finished with six assists, six points, three digs, and two kills. Also for the Bearcats in the match, Becker and Camacho had two kills, and Roseberry had two assists.
Gering opens season with 1-2 mark
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gering volleyball team opened its season with a 1-2 mark in the opening day of the Camel Tournament on Friday in Gillette, Wyo.
Gering started off with a 25-22, 23-25, 25-11 victory over Sundance, Wyo. In their next two matches, the Bulldogs dropped a 25-22, 25-10 setback to Casper Kelly Walsh and fell 25-14, 12-25, 25-21 against Billings West.
“Overall, I was pleased with what we did,” Gering coach Craig Schadwinkel said. “We were able to work on the new things we’ve been installing in practice. We just need to find consistency with that.”
In Gering’s win over Sundance, Kaylee Spreier put down 10 kills to lead the Bulldogs in hitting. She also finished with seven blocks and seven aces. Savannah Walker added seven kills along with 12 digs, two blocks, and three aces. Kelsea Prieels tallied 15 set assists and also had three aces and eight digs. Allie Boggs had 16 assists along with three kills, two digs, and two blocks. Jade Riedel led Gering defensively with 15 digs. Brooke Vowers added 10 digs. Also for Gering in the match, Katie O’Boyle had four kills, three blocks, and three aces, while Kaila Borgman had four kills.
Walker and Spreier led the Bulldogs in hitting with six kills each in the loss to Kelly Walsh. Prieels dished out 10 assists and served four aces, while Boggs added six blocks and eight assists. O’Boyle also totaled six blocks. Riedel had a team-high seven digs.
In the three-set loss to Billings West, Prieels tallied 13 assists and served three aces. Walker and Spreier both put down six kills each, while Boggs finished with 11 assists and four kills. Walker led the way with four blocks and O’Boyle added three. Prieels led the Bulldogs’ defensively with four digs. Borgman and Leah Newman both added three digs each.
“This is a good tournament to start the season,” Schadwinkel said. “It gives us a chance to play quite a few kids against some different competition. It’s a good experience for us.”
Gering will compete in the Silver Bracket of the tournament today. The Bulldogs will open against Rapid City Central at 9 a.m.