OMAHA – The Bishop Neumann Volleyball Team recorded an impressive victory against Class A Omaha Westview on September 15th. The Cavaliers dominated the Wolverines in every category as they won 25-14, 25-10. and then 25-15.
“We struggled against Lincoln Christian with a couple of nagging injuries and illnesses and a lot of unforced errors,” said Bischof Neumann’s head coach Brandi Sladky. “I was really impressed with how our girls played Omaha Westview. We played aggressively and smartly. I think we still make too many unforced mistakes, but our effort and perseverance are where they need to be. We’ll still clean up a few things, but I think we’re on the right track.”
In the first set against Westview, the Cavaliers were tied 3-3 after two kills by Jenna Sladky and Julia Knoblauchsen. Neumann finally got things rolling offensively, defeating the Wolverines by 12 points after a kill from Lily Bolden and an ace from Nicole Blum.
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The Cavaliers had a great run to start the second. A kill by Senior Kinslee Bosak extended Neumann’s lead to 10-1.
In the second, the Wolverines were held under ten points and lost by 17 points. An ace from Bolden ended the win for the Cavaliers and gave Neumann a 2-0 lead.
With a 9-9 tie in the decider, Gernesen pulled off a kill to give the Cavaliers a point advantage. It was extended to 12-9 thanks to a block from Kinslee Bosak and Jenna Sladky.
Later, Sladky got another block to make it 18-11 and then gingersen landed a kill to end the match and give Neumann a straight set win.
Against Westview, the Cavaliers had a .240 batting average and three blocks. They also served 12 aces.
Pacing Neumann with 14 kills, two blocks, five digs and an ace was gingersen. Bolden was five behind with seven kills, eight aces, 15 assists and eight digs, Caitlin McGuigan had five kills, two aces and 12 digs, and AJ Bosak finished with four kills, a block and a dig.
Sladky filled the stat sheet with three kills, three blocks, nine assists, and nine digs, and Erin Raabe finished with two kills, 12 digs, and four assists.
Two days earlier, the Cavaliers traveled to Lincoln for a matchup with conference opponent Lincoln Christian. Neumann started the match well with a 25-20 win in the first but then fell in the next three sets 25-23, 25-17 and then 25-21.
A big problem for the Cavaliers was the 57 errors they committed compared to 50 for the Crusaders. Neumann also had a batting average of .110.
With 13 kills, two aces, and 18 digs, McGuigan and gingersen hit double digits with 12 kills and 16 digs. Lily Wanser played well with five kills, one block, and five digs, Kinslee Bosake finished with four kills, two blocks, and one dig, and Bolden had three aces, three kills, 29 assists, and 13 digs.
Neumann had stiff competition this week with a triangle match against Class C-2 No. 1 Lincoln Lutheran and Class C-2 No. 2 Fremont Bergan on September 20th.