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Toppers swept by Vikings at home match

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The Glenwood City volleyball team hosted the Colfax Vikings on Thursday, September 20.

The Toppers continued to play aggressively, but they could not keep up with the serving runs and attacks from sophomore Kori Buchanan who had 11 kills and eight service aces in the game.

The Vikings swept the Hilltoppers in three out of five matches, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-15.

The Toppers definitely do not lack talent. They have a variety of hard hitters in Kelsie Knops, Haley Tiberg, Elizabeth Nyhus and Stephanie Caress-who was out this game due to a knee injury.

They have a great blocking line with the hands of Tiberg, Nyhus, Maggie Jordheim and Kelly Perkins, but the team just can’t seem to catch a break.

They continued to hustle and work hard to get after the ball with the help of Ashley Burns as libero.

Coach Chelsea Culver gives plenty of credit to the girls for never giving up. Their spirits get down from time to time, but over all they work hard to play through each match.

Due to Caress’ injury and Kenzie Kruse having a broken finger, junior varsity player Nikki Gabbert took the court in the setter position and played a great game.

She not only worked hard at getting to the assists, but her serving was top-notch as well.

All in all on the evening, Tiberg had five kills and four blocks. Jordheim had three kills and three blocks. Knops had four kills. Burns had ten digs and Gabbert had eight assists.

The Toppers headed to Elk Mound on Tuesday to play against the 4-0 conference Mounders.