Viqueens serve up victories

The Stanton Viqueens played Tuesday at Heartland Christian and Thursday at home against South Page, sweeping both teams in six sets.
Heartland Christian
Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Queens toppled Heartland Christian 25-6, 25-7 and 25-17.
Leaders in the match for the night were Abbi Adams with seven assists and three aces from the line. Ally Focht drew five kills, eight assists and three aces, while Savanna Moffett drew six kills, five assists and was 100 percent from the line. Jody Vanderholm had five kills and worked the net blocking six times. Chelsea Weis contributed six kills, six digs and three aces.
South Page
On Thursday, Sept. 8 the streak continued with Stanton overpowering South Page in set scores of 25-7, 25-6 and 25-7.
“Tonight’s home game against South Page showed our fans a preview of what they have to look forward to with Viqueen volleyball this year,” an excited Ally Focht said. “An experienced group of upper classmen who have played together since grade school, a lot of team chemistry, and our consistency has improved.”
The Viqueens proved the consistency true on the line. A total of  31 ace serves were distributed amongst the team.
“We missed only four serves in the entire match, so I was pleased with the girls’ efforts on the service line,” coach Jody Druivenga said.
Among the leaders at the line were Libby Ernst with 100 percent and two aces.
“We’ve had a strong start to our season with great help from our younger new talent,” Focht continued. “We have a lot to look forward to from them this season too.”
Focht gained eight kills from 11 attacks. She also collected three assists, two digs and was perfect from the serving line with two aces.
“We were trying out a different rotation and it seemed to work pretty smooth for the team,” Druivenga said. “We are really trying to work on efficiency in all areas, especially serving and attacking.”
Moffett added 12 assists and eight aces; Brandy Morrison 12 aces; Vanderholm four aces; Weis two aces; and Anika Wenstrand brought in one kill, one ace and was perfect in serves.
“We are going to see some great competition out of the Corner Conference this year, and we are ready,” Focht promised.
Shenandoah Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 10, the Viqueens took to Shenandoah for the volleyball tournament.
The Viqueens went 2-3 and finished fourth  of eight teams.
“We struggled all day trying to find a good rhythm and it affected our game scores,” Druivenga said. “We will continue to work on consistency and efficiency and will adjust some things this week in preparation for our game on Thursday with Bedford.”
The Viqueens lost both sets to Shenandoah to start the day, 21-19 and 21-16. Serving was spot on for the team, with only one missed serve in the match.
The Viqueens topped Lenox 21-16 and 21-7, again with only one missed serve.
Essex defeated Stanton in both sets 21-11 and 21-17.
Stanton went three sets with Creston losing 21-18, 11-21 and 15-13.
The stats for the match with Rockport were unavailable. The following are totals from four of the five matches for the day.
Focht raked in 25 kills, 22 assists and 13 digs. Weis totaled 21 kills and 25 digs and Moffett added 27 assists.
The Viqueens continue to show consistency at the service line serving 15 aces in the tournament and only 10 inaccurate serves.
“Teams placing higher were all  teams that we lost to at some point in the day,” Druivenga said. 

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