The Tigers started out strong and finished strong against Central Bible College at home Friday night. They struggled in the second set which caused them to go into 4 sets, but they were able to come out on top; 25-20, 16-25, 25-9, 25-15. The Tigers did very well on serve receive and defense which allowed them to be very successful on offense.
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers with 10 kills. Nichole Galbicsek and Gabrielle Blickely added 9 kills a piece. Nichole Galbicsek also served up 6 service aces. Aubee Domsic dished out 21 assists to help our offense and led our defense with 9 digs.
The Tigers started out strong against Kentucky Christian, but their fast offense was too much for the Tigers. The Tigers lost to Kentucky Christian in 3 sets; 13-25, 14-25, 6-25. Grace was not able to contribute much offensively because of their defensive struggles. Kentucky ran a very fast offense which is something that the Tigers have not seen much of this season and therefore could not slow their attacks down with blocking.
The Tigers were led in offense by Naomi Kemper with 5 kills. Naomi Kemper also added in 9 digs along with Nichole Galbicsek who also had 9 digs.
The Tigers started out playing strong against Marygrove College. The Tigers played very tough defense, but struggled offensively to put the ball away. Along with struggling to put the ball away on offense, they also struggled with communicating with one another. Their communication issues carried on from the Marygrove match to the Kuyper match.
The Tigers started out with a comeback win against Kuyper and continued to play great defense throughout the entire match. Just like the first match they struggled offensively and with communicating throughout the second match.
Nichole Galbicsek led the Tigers against Marygrove with 5 kills. Aubree Domsic dished out 6 assists. And Naomi Kemper added in 2 aces and 19 digs to help the Tigers out defensively.
Gabrielle Blickley led the Tigers against Kuyper with 11 kills and 3 service aces. Naomi Kemper added in 8 kills. Aubree Domsic dished out 20 assists. Both Nichole Galbicsek and Naomi Kemper added in 20 digs to help the Tigers defense.
The Tigers played tough against both Emmaus and Calvary, but fell short in both matches. The Tigers lost to Calvary in the first match; 17-25, 25-23, 20-25, 19-25 and then fell to Emmaus in the second match; 20-25, 21-25, 19-25. The Tigers worked hard and played aggressive on defense, but a long week of traveling wore on the girls and it showed on the court. The Tigers were trying their hardest, but they played and looked tired in their matches today.
The Tigers were led in offense against Calvary by Gabrielle Blickley with 9 kills, Naomi Kemper added in 8 kills and Aubree Domsic had 7 kills. Aubree Domsic also dished out 11 assists and added 11 digs. Naomi Kemper led the defense with 18 digs.
The Tigers were led in kills against Emmaus by Naomi Kemper, Nichole Galbicsek and Aubree Domsic with 6 kills apiece. Aubree Domsic also dished out 12 assists. Naomi Kemper led our defense with 21 digs.
The Tigers started out very strong against Indiana University Northwest, but struggling with serve receive in sets 2,3, and 4 caused them to lose the match. The Tigers lost; 25-17, 21-25, 13-25, 13-25. The Tigers played very well together and defensively the first set. They were able to keep a lot of balls in play which allowed for their opponents to make mistakes. The roles reversed after that first set. In sets 2,3, and 4 the Tigers were making errors that they don’t normally make and were not able to get a good pass to the setter.
“The first set we were passing aggressively and doing very well, after that we really struggled passing and had a lot of serve receive errors which made it difficult for us to set up our offense.” –Marcie Masselink, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers with 11 kills and 11 digs. Gabrielle Blickley added in 10 kills and 11 digs. Nichole Galbicsek added in 3 service aces. Aubree Domsic dished out 19 assists.
The Tigers started out strong and played strong throughout the entire match to Kuyper College. Although they played a tough match they were unable to come out on top, the Tigers lost; 23-25, 14-25, and 19-25. Grace did a great job of keeping the ball in play during the entire match. Their defensive efforts allowed for them to continue playing and keep rallies alive. The Tigers defense kept them going, but they struggled offensively to put the ball away.
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers with 6 kills, Nichole Galbicsek added in 5 kills. Both Michelle Kamps and Aubree Domsic had 4 assists a piece. Gabrielle Blickley led the Tigers defensively with 14 digs, Aubree Domsic added in 13 digs and both Nichole Galbicsek and Naomi Kemper had 9 digs a piece.
The Tigers played tough against Northland University, but fell in 4 sets; 15-25, 18-25, 25-21, 19-25. Grace had a few key communication errors and serving errors at key times that caused them to fall behind. The Tigers also struggled defensively with blocking, which is what the struggled the most with during their first match against Moody Bible. Although the Tigers lost the match, they played very hard and aggressively.
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers with 6 kills and Gabrielle Blickley added in 5 kills. Aubree Domsic led the offense with 8 assists. Nichole Galbicsek added in 4 service aces for the Tigers and led the defense with 11 digs.
The Tigers struggled all match with their blocking and their defense, which ultimately caused them the match against Moody Bible. The Tigers fell in 3 sets; 10-25, 15-25, 10-25. The Tigers haven’t played a team yet this season that was effective running quick sets with their middle hitters, Moody did a great job of running fast sets out of the middle and it was too much for the Tigers to handle.
“We really struggled defensively with our blocking this match, which allowed for Moody to get a lot of kills especially out of the middle position. One thing that we did really well was attacking; we continued to be aggressive with our hitting even if we weren’t getting a great set. We were keeping a lot of balls alive offensively.” – Head Coach Marcie Masselink
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers in attacking with 5 kills and Aubree Domsic added in 4 kills. Aubree also led in assists with 9 and aces with 3. Naomi Kemper added 9 digs on the defensive end and Nichole Galbicsek chipped in 7 digs for our defense.
Grace started out strong in their match against Dayspring College, but ultimately fell in 3 sets; 19-25, 18-25, 21-25. The Tigers started out going back and forth point for point with Dayspring, but a lapse of intensity caused the Tigers to fall behind. The team struggled to come together and play as a team tonight throughout the entire match, which caused them to not be able to hold on to a lead. Although the Tigers lost and struggled with intensity, they did a great job of playing through adversity and through a change in the line-up.
Nichole Galbicsek led the Tigers tonight with 11 kills, Naomi Kemper added in 7 kills. Aubree Domsic dished out 15 assists.
The Tigers played strong as a team defensively, Naomi Kemper added in 15 digs, Nichole Galbicsek had 12, Michelle Kamps added in 11 and Aubree Domsic had 10. Gabrielle Blickley and Naomi Kemper added in 2 solo blocks as well to help out our defense.
Grace Bible started out strong and played hard and strong throughout the entire match against Great Lakes Christian during their second match on Saturday. The Tigers won; 25-9, 25-10, 25-16. A big factor in their win was their consistent and aggressive serving. The Tigers as a team had aces 27 to help lead them to victory.
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers with 8 kills and 8 service aces. Aubree Domsic dished out 8 assists and added in 7 service aces. Nichole Galbicsek led the team in digs with 5.