Henning wins consolation title at KLN tournament
Last week the Henning Hornets had a busy and successful week. The Hornets hosted Battle Lake on Tuesday, Sebeka on Thursday and traveled to Perham for the KLN Tournament on Saturday. The games included a busy homecoming week.
The Hornets showed a lot of improvement throughout the week. Henning’s serve receive has been getting better, which is key to them being able to attack. With better passing Henning’s hitters’ attack percentage is going up.
Head coach Kristy Finck said she feels this week Henning’s overall confidence is rising and their communication is getting better.
The Hornets defeated Battle Lake 3-0 and Sebeka 3-1. The Perham KLN Tournament was a 16 team tournament and the Hornets went 3-1 on the day and placed nioth. Henning lost its first game against Melrose (who went on to get third place) 1-2. With this loss it put Henning in the Consolation Bracket. The Hornets then went on to be Fosston 2-0, Park Christian 2-1 and Underwood 2-1.
“It was a great day of volleyball and I saw a lot of improvement in each girl,” said Finck. “The Hornets played as a team and fought hard in each game. It was fun to see their hard work in practice in our matches.”
In their match against Battle Lake the Hornet had 32 kills, hitting at .250 and they served 95 percent with 12 ace serves. Lyvia Misegades led the team with 17 kills and 11 assists, Lillian Moench had 5 ace serves and 14 digs, Cambrie Johnson led the team in assists with 15 and had 3 ace serves.
In their match Sebeka the Hornets had 54 kills hitting at .175 and they had 12 ace serves serving at 97 percent. Misegades again led the team as she had 31 kills, 18 assists and 3 blocks. Moench had 5 ace serves and 18 digs. Ella Missling led the team in digs with 26. Alivia Gunderson had 8 kills and Johnson led the team with 27 set assists.
At the KLN Tournament the Hornets were led by Misegades as she had 78 kills, 46 set assists, 6 blocks and 40 digs. Myiesha Antoni had 22 kills and 6 blocks. Johnson led the team with 57 set assists and 5 ace serves. Moench had 54 digs. Missling had 8 kills, 52 digs and 5 ace serves. Gunderson had 8 kills and 41 digs.
Lila Thorson, Bella Olson, Emmalyn Bergstrom, Alissa Winters and Alivia Emter also contributed to the team throughout the week and tournament. Their time on the court is a big part of the team’s success this week.
The Hornets get a break in action until Thursday when they will travel to Pillager for a Park Region Conference match.
The Hornets are currently 11-8 overall and 2-3 in the Park Region Conference.