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Season ends in Webster for the Hilltopper netters

By Kelsie Hoitomt

WEBSTER – The Glenwood City volleyball team wrapped up their 2013 season in the first round of Regional play after finishing 0-3 against the Webster Tigers who were the number one seed in the Division 3 rankings.

The Hilltoppers were defeated in three sets of 25-9, 25-9 and 25-11 after miscommunications, serve errors and attacks that fell into the net plagued their performance last Tuesday, October 22.

On offense, there were five kills that connected for the girls with Megan Samens slamming down two and then one each from Kayla Bloss, Hannah Ludtke and Mikaela Voeltz.

Behind the line for serves, the Toppers had one service ace from senior Kenzie Kruse. There were 24 total serves counted with four service errors against the team.

On the defensive end, it was Hannah along with her sister Leslie Ludtke who each had a solo block for the teams only two in the match.

The Lady Toppers endured a rocky season with just two non-conference wins this season, which began in late August. This is a slight decline in play after their were three wins in the 2012 season.

“The 2013 volleyball season has been a learning experience for both coaches and student athletes. The importance of teamwork and communication have been made evident throughout the season. As a team, we need to continue to practice our basic skills, along with focusing on the components that make a cohesive team. We have talented student athletes in Glenwood City, and for next year, we need to continue to practice the necessary skills to function as a unit. I am looking forward to next year, and improving positively as a team,” expressed head coach Stephanie Briggs.