Waterloo 3, Lakeside Lutheran 2
20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 15-13
Waterloo Stat Leaders:
Kills: Brooke Mosher 27, Joslyn Wolff 12, Rylee Duessler 8
Aces: Michaela Riege 8, Kamden Fitzgerald 5, Mosher 3, Wolff 3
Digs: Riege 21, Wolff 17, Mosher 16
Blocks: Skyler Powers 4, Schneider 3
Assists: Sophia Schneider 17, Mosher 16, Wolff 10
That was another fun battle with Lakeside and I give them a lot of credit. They have a lot of weapons and mixed the ball around on offense and had a big block up on defense. They will be a dangerous team in the playoffs.
I thought we served better tonight. Michaela Riege and Kamden Fitzgerald combined for 13 aces and helped us gain separation a few times.
Brooke Mosher had a nice all around game and although their block got her a couple of times was still able to hit over .400 on the night. She earned her 1000th career dig over the weekend and moved into first place on the all times kill list tonight (surpassing Madeline Mosher’s mark of 1872) and those things don’t happen without a great team around her. They are all in and that showed tonight as they have each other’s backs and keep each other up and focused on the next point.
Joslyn Wolff was solid as well taking some big swings and reading the ball well defensively. Rylee Duessler has some clutch hits as well and Skyler Powers did a nice job slowing down their middle attack with a team high 4 blocks.
Overall it was a total team effort and I liked our energy. When the game was on the line in the 5th we had a different look in our eyes than we did on Friday and they stayed tough down the stretch.
We look to get back in the gym and focus on the tournament.
-Waterloo head coach Christy Mosher
Lakeside Stat Leaders
Kills: Payton Kuepers 18
Aces: Kuepers 6
Digs: Kuepers 22
Assists: Kaylee Raymond 43
Blocks: Sydney Langille 4
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