Lady Tigers end losing streak
(By Madeline Huwaldt)
WAUSA — On Monday, Oct. 7, the Osmond Lady Tigers (7-7) traveled to Wausa to play in a Lewis and Clark matchup against the Wausa Lady Vikings (4-9). The Tigers were able to finally end their losing streak in this match when they swept the Vikings 25-11, 25-17, 28-26.
This was a very high-intensity matchup against two very competitive teams. At the start of the night, it was very relevant that these rivals were going to give their all for every point. There were many amazing plays made by both teams throughout the night.
In the first set, the Lady Tigers came out strong with a lot of communication, one of the things they have been struggling with, and took control of the game. The set seemed to go by extremely fast and the Tigers were able to hold the Vikings to 11 points.
When the second set started, the Tigers were able to keep their momentum and start out even stronger than they did the first set. There were a few times where there was miscommunication between some of the girls, but the Lady Tigers were able to keep fighting and gain another set win.
At the start of the third set, the Vikings were done letting the Tigers win and came back tougher than they had in the previous sets. The Lady Tigers refused to let the Vikings take control of the game and pushed their way to victory.
The third set was the most exciting set of the night. Both teams were fighting their hardest to gain a win. For the Tigers, they needed a set win to end the game, and the Vikings needed the set win to stay in the match for a chance to draw the game into five sets.
Despite the Vikings’ efforts, the Lady Tigers were able to outlast them in a tough third set to end the game.
The Tiger junior varsity squad also had a game against the Viking junior varsity where they gained another loss for their record.
The starters for the varsity match were seniors Madeline Huwaldt and Kennedy Johnson, junior Elisa Herrera, sophomores Bailey Schmit, Grace Gansebom, Kiera Moes, and Macy Aschoff.
Johnson and Aschoff led the Tigers in kills with 10 each, followed by Moes and Huwaldt each with five, and Gansebom with three. Gansebom had 25 set assists, followed by Schmit with three and Herrera with one.
Johnson had three solo blocks while Huwaldt, Gansebom and Aschoff each had one. Johnson and Aschoff each had four ace serves, followed by Moes with three and Schmit with one.
Aschoff led the Tigers in digs with nine, followed by Schmit with seven, Herrera with five, and Johnson and Gansebom each with three.