Rams drop four at LC tourney

Glenwood’s Ilsa Kemling rises for a kill. The sophomore notched seven blocks and five kills in the Rams’ win over Creston.

The Glenwood volleyball team dropped all four of its matches at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

The Rams (17-26 overall, 4-6 in the conference) dropped their three pool place matches to the Lewis Central 21-15, 21-14, Sidney 13-21, 21-19, 15-10 and Treynor 21-9, 21-17. Then went on to drop the seventh place match to Maryville, Mo. 21-13, 21-18.

“It was a rough day,” said Glenwood coach Paula Carman. “It was a day we weren’t really gelling as a team very well and we struggled. It made it hard for us to just relax and come in and play a little bit. Offensively we saw some good things but we struggled with serve receive a little bit and that took us out of some matches it shouldn’t have. We couldn’t get clicking.”

A bright spot for Carman was her team’s attack.

“We’ve been trying to get our hitters to stay aggressive and confident in their swings and going at teams instead of pulling up or tipping or not being aggressive and I felt like our hitters did a good job going after things. We had some big hits that just didn’t fall our way or went out of bounds. But I was happy with the confident swings we got.”

The host Titans were a perfect 4-0 to win their tournament.

Glenwood 25-25-25
Creston 13-14-13

Glenwood closed out its Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball schedule with a 25-13, 25-14, 25-13 sweep of Creston at home Thursday night.

The Rams notched 28 kills and hit .161 as a team in the win.

“It was a good night,” said Glenwood coach Paula Carman. “We were pretty offensive minded but we also had some blockers step up and really control the net and I think that helped the tempo.

When you’re scoring as much defensively as you are offensively that’s always a good thing.”

Glenwood finished with 23 blocks as a team. Ilsa Kemling led the way with seven and Maddie Roenfeld added six.

Zoie Carda led a balanced Ram attack with seven kills. Roenfeld, Ilsa Kemling and Olivia Hanover and had five kills each.

McKenna Koehler paced the offense with 19 set assists and Delaney Holeton led the defense with 20 digs.

Doryn Paup led Creston with 10 kills.


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