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9/18/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Warrior netters fall in road battle with Alburnett

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

The road proved to be unkind for the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team, which took part in its first-ever Tri Rivers conference match against Alburnett.

The Pirates did not provide much of a welcome as they took all three games of the match in a 25-19, 25-14, 25-11 victory.

The two teams produced similar kill totals (23 for Alburnett, 21 for Cal-Wheat) and the Warriors actually finished the match with more assists and digs.

The Warriors, though, ran into trouble with the Pirates' block - Alburnett had six blocks - and Cal-Wheat committed 16 kill errors.

Alburnett's other big advantage came in the serving game with the hosts piling up eight aces, while missing just two of their 56 serves.

The Warriors, meanwhile, had just one ace and were 37-of-45 from the service line.

Senior Stephanie Petersen and sophomore Nina Cray both had seven kills in the match with McKenna Luepker adding four and Katie Banowetz two.

All 21 of the Warriors' kills were assisted, with Kylie Wilhelm and Sydney Kerr leading the way with nine and seven respectively.

Banowetz led the defensive effort with nine digs, while Tessa Kauffman added six, Luepker five and Kerr four (Bailey Moellenbeck and Petersen had three each).

Junior Becca VanderHeiden had two assisted blocks with Cray and Petersen each joining her for one. Luepker, meanwhile, had the Warriors' lone ace, while going 10-for-11 on her serves.

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