WCHS puts together 3-2 day at Forest City, now 10-9 overall

FOREST CITY – A 3-2 day at Saturday’s Forest City Invite put the Webster City volleyball team at 10-9 overall on the season.

The Lynx picked up 2-0 wins over Roland-Story (25-23, 25-17) and Spencer (25-20, 26-24), and rallied from a five-point deficit in the third set to beat Boone 2-1 (28-26, 17-25, 17-15).

WCHS dropped 2-0 matches to fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Lake Mills (25-12, 25-14) and St. Ansgar (25-21, 25-22).

“In the games we won we played really well,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said. “We got ourselves into a hole in that last game against Boone and were able to persevere through to get a win. That was huge for the girls to see that just because you get down in a short game, it’s not over.”

The reputation of Lake Mills led to a quick match.

“We decided who was going to win against Lake Mills even before we played it,” Howard said.

WCHS smacked 110 kills on the day, but hit just .084 due to 85 errors. Taylor Schnathorst contributed a team-best 36 kills, and Olivia Myers finished with 23. Kamry Dawson (15), Halle Mason (11) and Cassidy Nerland (10) also reached double digits.

“Everybody played well at certain times,” Howard said. “Kamry did a good job of being aggressive from the right side, and Cassidy did a good job blocking.”

Nerland had six blocks to lead the way.

Primary setters Sarah Vogelbacher (50) and Courtney Lampman (44) combined to hand out 99 assists.

Lynx libero Gianna Gourley collected 45 digs. Schnathorst finished with 27 and Mason registered 16.

WCHS put up 20 service aces, led by Cynthia Whitehill with five and Gourley with four.

The Lynx will get back to work in the North Central Conference on Thursday when it hosts Clarion-Goldfield-Dows at 7:30 p.m.