Trojets’ run ends in 1A regional opener

COLO – Ankney Christian Academy controlled play at net and never allowed Northeast Hamilton a chance to get into contention in a Class 1A Region 4 first-round volleyball match here Tuesday evening.

The Trojets (2-25) were limited to just seven kills, as the Eagles (19-16) rolled to a three-set sweep, 25-11, 25-14, 25-9. Ankeny Christian Academy advanced to next Tuesday’s quarterfinal round against Colo-NESCO.

“I thought (the girls) really gave it their all (Tuesday) night,” NEH head coach Kacey Pruismann said. “I’m very sad to see it end, but ACA was superbly coached and used every facet of the game to put us away.”

Brooke Evans was the lone NEH attacker to notch more than one kill; she finished with two.

Lillian Chamness led the Trojets with eight digs and three assists. Taylor Olson collected six digs, MaKayla Tapper chipped in five, and Tiffany Werner Moore added four digs and three assists. Cassidy Nerland also finished with four digs.

The loss marked the end of the line for the Trojets’ program and Pruismann says she was happy just to be a part of it.

“I just hope that as we leave NEH behind us that (the players) continue their love and passion for this sport and take some character building memories and lots of fun to look back on from our time as Trojets.”