Hawk spikers open season at Roland-Story, put up 2-1 record

STORY CITY — The South Hamilton volleyball team opened up the season with a pair of victories here Monday night.

Under the direction of rookie head coach Ashley Rosenstiel, the Hawks swept Central Springs (25-16, 25-17) and Grand View Christian (25-12, 25-14). They dropped a two-set decision to Heart of Iowa Conference rival and 14th-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story (25-22, 25-21).

Statistics from the Central Springs and Grand View Christian matches were available as of press time, but not from the Roland-Story match.

South Hamilton (2-1) put together a .256 kill efficiency with 17 terminations in the victory over Grand View Christian. Hailey Cavan and Katelyn Sogard both smacked five kills, while Emily Greenfield and Breanne Diersen had three each.

Taylor Volkmann, in a competitive environment for the first time since late winter due to a torn ACL, distributed 10 assists in the win. Karlie Busch added four.

Defensively, Diersen collected 10 digs and Lily Skartvedt added six.

In the sweep of Central Springs, Cavan drilled a match-high seven kills, while Diersen and Skartvedt had three each.

In the two victories, South Hamilton piled up nine service aces, led by Busch, Diersen and Krista Swenson with two each.

The Hawks made their home debut last night against Southeast Valley and Eagle Grove.