Libero Taylor Numedahl snared 14 digs Thursday. The senior also went 9-for-9 in serving. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Libero Taylor Numedahl snared 14 digs Thursday. The senior also went 9-for-9 in serving. (Photo by Becky Walz)

   Looking to exploit the Wapsie Valley’s weaknesses, the South Winn volleyball team (22-15) didn’t find any Thursday in the Class 2A Region 6 semifinal, getting pushed out of the postseason, 3-0.
   “Unfortunately, those girls from Wapsie Valley that had shown weakness in past matches played strong on Thursday,” pointed out Coach Glenna Munuswamy. “They just didn’t have any weaknesses on that particular night. Their hitters were also running a rather effective offense.  It was just a case of getting up against a team that was playing at their highest level.”
   In the first set, SW went point-for-point with the other Warriors, but a series of three missed serves put Wapsie Valley in the drivers seat, as the Red and Gray fell, 25-21.
   “That was a tough loss as it really swung the momentum,” noted Munuswamy.”
South Winn fell into a deep deficits early in both the second and third sets, having to claw their way back to within striking distance, before dropping both sets, 25-19.
   Jaden Schweinefus hammered out 12 kills in the effort, while Gracie Schmitt contributed six.
   Handing out 25 assists was Taylor Buchheit.
   Defensively, libero Taylor Numedahl walked away with 14 digs. Alyssa Hertges and Schmitt grabbed six each.
   At the serving line, Lexi Bohr went 15-for-15 with an ace. Numedahl was also a perfect 9-for-9.
   “These ladies had a terrific year on and off the court. We started with a great group of senior leaders who did an amazing job stressing team unity and a tough work ethic,” said Munuswamy. “As a coach you really hope for two things every year, strong leadership and growth — this team had both. Looking at our first matches to our last was like looking at two different teams. That’s just how much they improved. This group really left its mark on the program that will be felt for years to come.”
   Leaving the program after graduation will be Chelsea Dietzenbach, Taylor Numedahl, Taylor Buchheit, Jaden Schweinefus, Tiffany Riehle, Lexi Bohr, Hannah Humpal and Alyssa Hertges.