Henning receives third seed, to host NYM in sub section opener

Photos by Chad Koenen
Lyvia Misegades (above) and Cambrie Johnson (below) stayed busy on Tuesday night as the two setters both finished with 18 assists. 

The Henning Hornet volleyball team improved to 15-10 overall and 4-3 in the Park Region Conference last week.

The Hornets lost 1-3 to a very talented Parkers Prairie team and then on Tuesday they defeated New York Mills 3-0. This win put the Hornets in fourth place in the Park Region Conference.

Wadena-Deer Creek went 7-0, Sebeka and Verndale tied for second place with 5-2 records. Fourth place went to New York Mills and Bertha-Hewitt went 3-4, Menahga went 1-6 and Pillager went 0-7.

Henning received the third seed in the subsection playoffs and will open the tournament against third seeded New York Mills on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The winner will take on either second seeded Underwood or the winner of seventh seeded Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal vs. 10th seeded Lake Park-Audubon on Friday, Oct. 27 at the high seed. 

Against Parkers Prairie the Hornets played well, they just could not finish games one and four. 

“We were up in game one the whole set, and we let them get a few runs and before we knew it they tied the game at 23-23,” said head coach Kristy Finck. “I give the Panthers a lot of credit, as they were able to find holes and attack aggressively at us.”  

The last 8 points of the game the Hornets were on defense and that is what they could not have against them. Henning ended up losing the first game 23-25. 

In set two the Hornets played better overall, and controlled the tempo of the game. In this set Henning had 12 kills, hitting at .257. The Hornets won this game 25-20. In the third set Parkers Prairie outplayed the Hornets from start to finish, the score was 17-25. Henning only had 5 kills and hit -.023.

The fourth game was back and forth, the Hornets battled hard, however they could not finish off the game and fell by a score of 26-24. 

The Hornets were led by Lyvia Misegades with 17 kills, 18 set assists, 17 digs, 2 ace serves and 5 blocks. Myiesha Anotoni had 7 kills, Alivia Gunderson was next with 5 and Ella Missling and Emmalyn Bergstrom both had 4, while Bella Olson added 2 kills. Missling had 16 digs and Lillian Moech added 15. Cambrie Johnson also had 18 set assists and was 18/18 on serves with 2 aces.

In their game against NY Mills the Hornets played well. Henning finished with 29 kills hitting at .261, they also had 17 ace serves serving at 98 percent, the Hornets serve receive was good, which helped their attacking throughout the match.

Lyvia Missegades once again led the team, she had 12 kills, 7 ace serves, 16 set assists and 4 solo blocks. Myiesha Antoni had 5 kills on the night, Emmalyn Bergstrom had 4 and Alivia Gunderson and Ella Missling both had 3. 

Missling and Gunderson served well, as both were 100 percent with 4 and 3 aces. Also playing on the night were Lillian Moench, Cambrie Johnson, Alyssa Winters, Lila Thorson and Bella Olson.