Cowgirls drop close match with Algona, defeat St. Edmond

Jossie Sann digs this ball out to keep a point going versus the Gaels. The Cowgirls secured an easy three-set conference win to finish 6-3 in NCC play, with Sann getting six kills, two solo blocks, two block assists and having a 14 of 14 serve night.

Polzin 19 digs vs. Bulldogs, C. Swanson 17 kills vs. Gaels

  In a home match last Thursday night, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity volleyball team looked sharp and in regional tournament form in disposing of the St. Edmond Gaels in three straight. Scores were 25-19, 25-15, 25-16.

  With Mara Warnke serving, the Cowgirls built a 20-14 lead in set one. A Gael hit past the block attempt gave them a point, followed by a Celeste Swanson smash from the left side to give the momentum back to the Cowgirls. The red and black then had trouble getting the ball across on the next point, but Celeste stepped up again to make it 22-16. The next point went to the Gaels, followed by an officials call making it 23-18 as St. Edmonds cut into the lead.

  Maddie Disney tapped the ball over and the Gaels couldn’t return it to make it set point. A Cowgirl hit long gave the Gaels another point, but on the next serve they would hit it out on the Cowgirls court for a C-G-D win.

Read the full article in the Oct. 24 edition of the WCM.