The Northfield Lady Norse had got off to a slow start the last couple matches, but that all changed Thursday as they came out clicking on all cylinders in a 25-17, 25-17, 25-22 sweep over Rochester.
With Abby Hunter serving to start the night the Norse would get two aces from Hunter and two blocks from Kyra Kennedy to race out to an 8-0 lead. Rochester would chip away and get the score to 10-6 before a Kennedy ace started a 4-1 run and a 13-7 lead. Back would come the Zebras again and cut the deficit to 14-13. The Norse would cling to 16-15 lead when Addi Baker chimed in, recording three kills and a block down the stretch for a 25-17 win.
Rochester would jump out to a 5-1 lead in game two before two Baker kills ignited a 5-0 run to give the Norse a 6-5 lead. Tied 8-8 Northfield would find Kearston Stout who had three straight kills and got an ace from Haylie Faust to go on a 9-3 run and open a 17-12 lead. At 18-15 Stout would kill again and was backed up by Kennedy and Faust along with an Elise Gottschalk ace to go up 22-15 before winning 25-17.
Again it would be Rochester with the good start in game three, racing out to an 8-3 lead before the Norse went to work. Abby Hunter would tip a point to the corner that started a 5-0 run to tie the score. Down 15-11 and Ally Keaffaber serving the NOrse would find Baker for a couple kills while Keaffaber served an ace in a 5-1 run to grab a 16-15 lead. Tied at 16 Faust would take over, guiding the Norse to a 6-0 run and grab a 22-16 lead before winning game three 25-22.
Kelcie Thomson 4 points, 13 serve receptions, 2 assists, and 21 digs
Kyra Kennedy 5 points, 1 ace, 11 kills, 14 serve receptions, 2 solo blocks, 3 assist blocks, and 10 digs
Ally Keaffaber 11 points, 1 ace, 3 solo blocks, 2 assist blocks, 1 assist and 3 digs
Morgan Meyer 1 kill, 3 serve receptions, 1 assist, and 14 digs
Elise Gottschalk 9 points, 1 ace, 5 serve receptions, and 4 digs
Kearston Stout 4 kills, 1 solo block, 3 assist blocks and 1 dig
Abigail Hunter 15 points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist block, 37 assists and 12 digs
Haylie Faust 2 points, 1 ace, 8 kills, 1 assist block and 8 digs
Addi Baker 15 kills, 1 serve reception, 1 solo block, 1 assist block and 6 digs
The Northfield junior varsity defeated Rochester 25-12, 17-25, 15-10
Kassidy Stambaugh 12 points, 3 aces, 3 serve receptions and 9 digs
Kinzie Griffin 3 points, 8 kills, 2 serve receptions, and 6 digs
Aliya Krom 5 assist and 1 dig
Meredith Haupert 7 points, 2 kills,2 serve receptions, 1 assist and 10 digs
Olivia Curry 4 points, 10 serve receptions, 10 assists, and 6 digs
Emily Pennington 5 points, 6 kills, 3 serve receptions 1 solo block, and 13 digs
Madison Shrider 3 points, 5 kills, 4 serve receptions, and 23 digs
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