Raiders just keep on winningGood news continues to be made by the Hastings volleyball team. On Monday night, the Raiders beat Farmington to improve to 6-3 on the season.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Good news continues to be made by the Hastings volleyball team. On Monday night, the Raiders beat Farmington to improve to 6-3 on the season.
“We had really good composure,” coach Rita Girgen said. “We handled ourselves so well in the pressure situations.”
Hastings won the first two games, 25-22 and 29-27, before losing in game three, 21-25. Hastings closed out the match with a 25-20 win in the fourth game.
“We have been making really good plays on the ball,” Girgen said. “We’re getting smart out there. Defensively, we have been all over the place. There aren’t a lot of balls that are hitting the floor.”
While Hastings is happy with a 6-3 record, Girgen said the team could have an even better record.
“We are super excited about the start, but we know, the three losses we do have, are not bad losses,” she said. “We do think we could have beaten those teams. We think we’re the better team, we just couldn’t finish at the end.”
Biancca DuFour and Grace Rolloff led the Raiders in kills with 13. Courtney Van De Velde had six kills.
Kaylyn Nicklay finished with 35 set assists.
Devon Santelman had 10 digs. DuFour had eight and Shelby Wassink had six.
DuFour had four block assists. Van De Velde had three assists and one solo block.
DuFour had three service aces. Nicklay and Wassink each had two.
Wassink led the team in serving points with 11, while Nicklay had 10.
Santelman had a serve-receive-average of 2.33 and DuFour had a 1.86 average.
Hastings competed at the Aerie Challenge tournament in Apple Valley over the weekend.
Hastings lost to Virginia, 20-25 and 25-14.
Hastings then recorded two wins, beating Renville County West, 25-17, 26-28 and 15-7.
In the finale, Hastings lost to Stillwater, 22-25, 25-19 and 15-8.
DuFour had 32 kills during the tournament. Rolloff and Van De Velde each had 16 and Cydney Lovich had 12.
Nicklay finished the day with 68 set assists.
Santelman had 43 digs, Heather Petersen had 28, Nicklay had 23 and DuFour had 20.
In blocks, DuFour had two assists and one solo. Lovich had one assist and two solos.
DuFour had 15 service aces. Van De Velde had five, Santelman had four and Petersen had four.
DuFour had 29 serving points, Santelman had 20 and Van De Velde had 16.
Santelman had a serve-receive-average of 2.24. Wassink had a 1.91 and DuFour had a 1.88.