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.
The Tigers started out strong against Emmaus College taking a 7 point leave, but Emmaus’ strong defense and valiant effort helped them work their way back into the game. Emmaus beat the Tigers in 3 sets; 23-25, 22-25, 20-25. Grace started out strong in the second set as well, but a string of points during the middle of the set allowed for Emmaus to get ahead and win. The Tigers struggled to play intense throughout the entire match, along with that came some key communication errors which ultimately caused them to lose the match.
Nichole Galbicsek led the Tigers with 8 kills, she also added in 8 digs. Aubree Domsic dished out 10 assists and had 11 digs. Naomi Kemper served up 7 aces.
The Fans Dressed in Their 80′s Gear
The Tigers started out strong on 80’s night against Kuyper College in all 3 sets, but their opponent’s defense and strong serving were too much for the Tigers to keep up with. The Lady Tigers fell to Kuyper College in 3 sets; 12-25, 16-25, 7-25. Although the Tigers lost, they played some of the best defense that they have played yet this season. Three players on the Tigers team recorded double digits in defensive digs; Nichole Galbicsek led the defense with 18 digs, Gabrielle Blickley added 14 and Naomi Kemper had 10.
Naomi Kemper led the Tigers in offense with 7 kills, Gabrielle Blickley chipped in 5 kills. Both April Lorenz and Aubree Domsic dished out 4 assists each. Michelle Kamps added 2 aces for the Tigers.
The volleyball team had some downtime while in Missouri for three matches this weekend so they visited the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The team was able to bond and get over claustrophobic fears as they traveled up the arch to the top. This was a very fun and cool experience.
All the girls up at the top of the arch
The Tigers pulled out a win in 5 sets to Baptist Bible College; 23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 18-25, 15-10. It was a tough match running a 6-2 getting the girls used to working with two separate setters. Overall this weekend the girls played really well together and did really well with the new rotation. Baptist Bible was a very scrappy team, but consistent passing and aggressive hitting and defense allowed the Tigers to stay on top. Overall the Tigers are coming out of this weekend 2-1.
The Tigers were led offensively by Naomi Kemper with 16 kills, Gabrielle Blickley added 12 kills. April Lorenz and Aubree Domsic dished out 17 and 14 assists. Naomi Kemper also added 17 digs to help our defense. Gabrielle Blickley and Nichole Galbicsek added 15 and 14 digs as well.
The Grace Tigers fell to Crowley’s Ridge their first match in Springfield, MO in 3 sets; 12-25, 13-25, 19-25. Grace started out strong in each set, but a string of errors during key possessions caused them to fall behind each set. The Tigers struggled with their serve receive passing up until the 3rd set which made it difficult for them to get a good set and a good attack.
Naomi Kemper led the offense with 7 kills, Nichole Galbicsek chipped in 5 kills. Aubree Domsic and April Lorenz dished out 8 assists a piece. Aubree Domsic also added 10 digs for the match.
The Tigers started out slow in the first set against Central Bible. They found themselves stuck in a rotation where Central Bible scored 8 points in a row. After that rotation the Tigers were in too big of hole to come back. They lost the first set 15-25. After losing the first match the Tigers came together as a team and won the next 3 sets; 25-17, 25-21, 25-20.
Naomi Kemper and Nichole Galbicsek led the Tigers in kills with 18 and 15. Aubree Domsic dished out 28 assists to help our offense. Nichole Galbicsek led our defense with 18 digs, Naomi Kemper added 17 and April Lorenz had 16. Gabrielle Blickley served up 5 aces.
The Lady Tigers won tonight against Great Lakes Christian College in 3 sets; 25-14, 25-19, 25-20. This was their first match win as a team for the 2012 season. The Tigers got off to a good start against Great Lakes. A number of missed serves caused each set to be closer in score than they should have been. Although the Tigers missed a number of serves, they were still able to stay ahead. Grace never fell behind their opponents throughout the match. It was overall a good first match win for Grace Bible.
Naomi Kemper led the offensive attack with 14 kills. April Lorenz and Aubree Domsic dished out 15 and 13 assists to help our offense. Nichole Galbicsek and Naomi Kemper controlled the defense with 10 digs a piece. Aubree Domsic served up 9 aces.
The Lady Tigers keep started out strong in set 1, but couldn’t keep up for the entire match. The Tigers lost to Mount Mary College in 3 sets; 16-25, 12-25, 12-25. The Tigers came out in game one with a lot of energy and intensity and were playing point to point with Mount Mary. After getting a string of points Mount Mary was able to take a lead and finish the game. Slow starts in both set 2 and 3 caused the Tigers to not be able to take the lead.
“Starting out slow in both sets 2 and 3 really hurt us and we weren’t able to come back from that. We let Mount Mary get runs of 5-6 points and it was too big of a deficit for us to come back. I was proud of the team for fighting till the end of the match. They did a good job of working hard and coming together after being down by so many points in the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd sets.” –Marcie Masselink, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
The Tigers were led in attacks by Naomi Kemper and Gabrielle Blickley with 5 kills apiece. Nichole Galbicsek chipped in 4 kills. April led the offense in assists with 12. Naomi Kemper and Nichole led the defense with 16 and 11 digs.
The Lady Tigers fell to Crown College in both of their matches against them today, but they put forth great effort. The Lady Tigers lost 15-25, 20-25, 18-25 in the first match and lost 17-25, 17-25, 25-21, 12-25 in the second match. The Tigers came out fired up with a lot of energy in both matches. They played with intensity throughout, but just made a few mistakes at crucial times that cost them these two matches.
“There is one rotation that we really struggle with as a team that always seems to cause us to get in a rut. We need to tweak that rotation and a few other things and hopefully doing that will help us to excel.” Coach Masselink- Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Match 1: Naomi Kemper led the team in attacks with 9 kills, Michelle Kamps dished out 17 assists, and Nichole Galbicsek added 15 digs.
Match 2: Naomi Kemper led the team with 7 kills and 23 digs, Aubree Domsic added in 6 kills, Michelle Kamps dished out 25 assists, Gabrielle Blickley added in 19 digs and 3 solo blocks, Megan Huff and Nichole Galbicsek both had 10 digs as well.
The Lady Tigers started out strong in their first match of the season against Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The match started out going back and forth point for point between the two teams. The tigers caught themselves in a bad rotation and couldn’t get out of the slump they got themselves into. The Tigers ended up losing the match 11-25, 11-25, 10-25. “I was really proud of how the girls started out for it being the first match of the season. I would not like to see them carry their momentum and energy throughout the entire match. We defiantly have a lot of areas that we need to improve on and continue to work on, but I look forward to playing Mount Mary again next week on our home court.” Coach Masselink, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Naomi Kemper led the team with 4 kills, Michelle Kamps dished out 6 assists, and Nichole Galbicsek added 8 digs.
The Lady Tigers started off slow in their second match of the day against University of Wisconsin Superior, but ended on a stronger note. The Tigers ended up losing 10-25, 6-25, 16-25, but they put up a good fight in the last game of the match. After having a rocky second game the Tigers came back in the third game and played better as a team. Gabrielle Blickley led the team in attacks and blocks with 4 kills and 2 blocks, Michelle Kamps dished out 6 assists, and Naomi Kemper added 5 digs.