Junior Varsity Volleyball

photo by Scott Ervin

Back Row:  Stacia Scott,  Jodi Petrie,  Whitney Olthoff,  Alyssa Wirtz,  Ashley Knickerbocker
Middle Row:  Kellie Gustafson,  Carrie Cavanaugh,  Jenna Krause,  Meredith Williams,  Kellie Peterson,  Erin Larson
Front Row:  Jenna Solberg,  Brandi Easterday,  Jennifer Anderson,  Tristan Wicks,  Tarra Norem,  Chelsea Rindels

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The following news article was published October 13, 2003:

Hawks sweep C-M and WM in HOIAC action

     The 8th ranked South Hamilton vollyball team kept their record unblemished with two Heart of Iowa Conference victories last week.   The Hawks swept Colfax-Mingo and West Marshall to move their overall record to 21-0 and their HOIAC record to 9-0.

Tigerhawks stopped
     SH hosted Colfax-Mingo on Tuesday, October 5 and beat the Tigerhawks in three games.   The scores were 25-14, 25-14 and 25-7.
     "The team struggled with intensity throughout the match,"  head coach Kris Fiore said.   "The team continued to serve great while minimizing their errors."    Kelsey Hake led the Hawks on offense as she had nine kills and was 14-of-17 serving with three aces.   Tarin Bell also had a good night offensively as she had four ace serves and dished out 15 assists.   Janessa Hove was 13-of-15 serving with two aces.   Laura Read was 12-of 14 serving with two aces.   She also dished out 11 assists.   Becca Swalla finished with two ace serves and Alyssa Wirtz had one.
     "Kelsey Hake had a great offensive/defensive match," Fiore said.   "Janessa Hove also had a great match playing defense."   Hake finished with nine kills, nine digs and two blocks.   Brandi Easterday added two blocks while Wirtz finished with seven digs.  Laura Read added six digs.

Trojans trounced
     South High travelled toWest Marshall on Thursday, October 7 and trounced the Trojans in three games.   The scores were 25-15, 25-22 and 25-14.
     "The team came out aggressive at the net and played excellent.   Jackie Smith led the servers as she was a perfect 14-of-14.  Kelsey Hake was 13-of-14 with one ace while Alyssa Wirtz was 11-of-12 with one ace.   Laura Read was 8-of-11 serving with two aces.    Becca Swalla added five kills and Hake had four.   Morgan Wright added three kills while Read and Wirtz finished with two kills each.   Bell contributed nine assists to the offensive output and Read finished with eight.
     The defensive effort ws led by Read with 13 digs while Wirtz had 11.   Swalla added six digs while Smith and Bell added five digs each.   Hake finished with seven blocks with Wirtz tallying four.   Wright and Easterday had two blocks each.
     South Hamilton played rival Roland-Story on Tuesday night and Ogden on Thursday.

Photo captions:

South Hamilton senior Alyssa Wirtz sends a bump to the front row as Becca Swalla, coach Fiore and Kelsey Hake look on.

Sh junior Becca Swalla gets ready to launch a serve over the net in a recent match.

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