Cowgirl season ends in four-set loss at Forest City

Members of the conference champion Cowgirl volleyball team are: Front row, from left; Eden Polzin, Lindsay Watne, Paige Willey. Back row, from left; Coach Cara Odland, Madison Kubly, Morgan Middleton, Kylie Greenfield and Alaina Friesleben. Missing from the photo is Vanessa Kolb.

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity volleyball season came to an end in regional semifinal play last Tuesday night in Forest City as the Cowgirls lost in four sets to the Indians by scores of L25-20, L25-16, W25-19 and L25-23. Team serving was at 90.6 percent, with Vanessa Kolb a perfect 20 of 20 (three aces). Haley Nerem was 15 of 17 (one), Alaina Friesleben 13 of 15 and Kenna Kruger 12 of 14. Jadyn Jondle was 9 of 10 and Megan Askelsen 8 of 9 (two).

“I couldn’t be more proud of how the girls fought back after being down two sets,” stated head coach Katrina TerHark. “We came out right away with a lead and then lost a little momentum. After the second set, we talked about what got us to where we are which was hard work, determination, moving our feet, talking and playing as a team. I told them to go out and prove it. It didn’t matter what happened in the first two, we had to find a way to move forward and forget about it. "

The team finishes at 27-9, with Jondle, Kruger and Mariah Frye playing their last varsity volleyball matches.


For the full story, see the November 2 edition of the Monitor.