Volleyball Roundup: AHS' Andersen ties record as Eagles win in 5

Pioneers win, Bears earn 3rd in Norfolk

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Arlington junior Chase Andersen tied the school record for match kills Thursday as the Eagles earned a five-set, Nebraska Capitol Conference consolation victory.
AHS came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on the road 27-29, 25-16, 17-25, 31-29 and 15-10. Andersen played a large role, recording 24 kills which ties a school-best mark set by Lexi Taylor in 2009.
The Eagles battled to push Thursday's match to a fifth set, pulling out a 31-29 victory during the fourth. Then, in the fifth, coach Katarina Nelson's squad outscored the Raiders 5-3 down the stretch.
First, an Andersen hit went unreturned to push Arlington's lead to 11-7. Her next kill came from the back row before a Kailynn Gubbels tap found the floor for a 13-9 advantage. Gubbels added 18 kills for the game, while Claire Allen had 34 set assists.
Logan View scored the next point, but back-to-back spikes by Kali Thomsen and Andersen capped the match victory for the Eagles.
The win pushed Arlington's season record to 8-17. Due to a Syracuse cancellation, the Eagles will next compete in C1-5 Subdistrict play. The tournament is set for Oct. 25-26 at a to-be-determined location.

Thursday
ARLINGTON 3, LOGAN VIEW 2
AHS (8-17) 27 25 17 31 15 — 3
LVSS (6-20) 29 16 25 29 10 — 2

Blair picks up 2 wins at Norfolk Lutheran
Coach Brandi Nicholson's Blair volleyball team matched its season win total Saturday, going 2-1 and earning third at Norfolk Lutheran's Eagle Classic.
Victories against Niobrara/Verdigree, 2-0, and Elkhorn Valley, 2-0, pushed the Bears' season record to 4-20 overall. BHS earned third with its sweep of Elkhorn Valley, claiming the second set 25-21 after a 25-22 first.
Blair's lone loss, meanwhile, came by 2-0 pool play sweep to Summerland — a team comprised of athletes from Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard. The Bobcats won the close match 27-25, 26-24.
The Bears next compete tonight when they host Nebraska City at 7 p.m.

Saturday
BLAIR 2, ELKHORN VALLEY 0
BHS (4-20) 25 25 — 2
EV (10-11) 22 21 — 0
SUMMERLAND 2, BLAIR 0
SUM 27 26 — 2
BHS (3-20) 25 24 — 0
BLAIR 2, NIOBRARA/VERDIGREE 0
BHS (3-19) 25 25 — 2
NV 22 9 — 0

Pioneers top Louisville 3-1
After a close loss to open Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament play against Douglas County West, the Fort Calhoun volleyball team rebounded Thursday with a 3-1 home consolation victory against Louisville. The Pioneers won by 25-14, 21-25, 25-20 and 25-15 set scores to improve to 11-10 this season.
FCHS coach James Slie said senior setter Rianna Wells played well during the victory as did middle blockers Grace Genoways and Alivia Cullen.
The Pioneers improved to 2-1 against the Lions this fall, winning the last two after a Sept. 12 loss at the Malcolm Invite. Overall, Slie's team has won six of its last eight matches.

Thursday
FORT CALHOUN 3, LOUISVILLE 1
LHS (6-20) 14 25 20 15 — 1
FCHS (11-10) 25 21 25 25 — 3

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