If only every game was a conference game, the Remsen St. Mary's volleyball team may be unbeaten for the season. The Hawks, so far this year, are 5-5 overall but 3-0 in War Eagle play. RSM picked up their third conference win Tuesday, September 16 at home against Akron-Westfield.
St. Mary's defeated the Lady Westerners in three games, 25-16, 26-14 and 25-19.
"I don't know what it is about conference games, but we seem more ready to play," said head coach Teena Dreckman. "We played a lot better than we did last night."
Monday, the Hawks competed in the Sibley Tournament and went 1-2 on the night. They defeated Sibley-Ocheyedan in the opening match 21-23, 22-20 and 15-2, playing a best-of-three series. RSM then lost to Harris-Lake Park 27-25 and 21-18. In the final match of the tourney the Hawks were beaten by Boyden-Hull 21-18 and 21-16.
Conference opponent A-W provided a nice change for the Hawks, according to Dreckman.
"We were really compatible with them," said Dreckman. "We played them back and forth a lot. I thought they (A-W) did a good job serve-receiving and digging our spikes and hustling all over."
Not everything was better against the Lady Westerners however, according to Dreckman.
"We struggled a little on the line serving tonight," she said. "We've been serving at about 90 percent and tonight we were only at 85 percent. Everyone on the team missed a serve except Kendra Klein, who hasn't missed all season."
Klein was 15-15 against A-W, while Megan Homan was 13-15 with two aces, Roxanne Colling was 9-10, Merissa Homan was 9-10, Angela Jonas and Jenna Frederes were 6-7 each and Amber Jonas was 5-8 with three aces.
Amber Jonas led the team in digs with 19, Klein had 16, Angela Jonas had 15 and Frederes had 13. Frederes was top passer for the team with 25 assists for the night.
Amber Jonas was also the leading hitter for the Hawks, with 10 kills on 30-33 chances. Megan Homan was 30-34 with six kills, Colling was 16-21 with five kills, Merissa Homan was 20-22 with three kills and Klein was 12-14 with two kills.
"Hitting-wise, Amber Jonas did a good job hitting down the line tonight and placing the ball where their holes were," said Dreckman. "Jenna Frederes did a wonderful job setting for us too. She was all over the court, getting everything."
RSM will next play at 1A no. 12 Gehlen Catholic Tuesday, September 23.