South Winn’s Eryn Luzum keeps her eye on the ball for a pass as Katelyn Heying (19) and Sarah Biraschi (10) look on during the match versus Crestwood last week. (Photo by Becky Walz)
South Winn’s Eryn Luzum keeps her eye on the ball for a pass as Katelyn Heying (19) and Sarah Biraschi (10) look on during the match versus Crestwood last week. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The South Winn volleyball team (0-6) had a rough couple of days on the court last week. The Lady Warriors hosted Crestwood (1-2) Thursday, Sept. 5 and competed in the highly competitive New Hampton tournament Saturday.


Home opener

Playing in front of their home crowd, the Warriors took some time to settle in, before falling to the Crestwood Cadets in three sets. Scores were 13-25, 22-25 and 18-25.

“It took us awhile to find our game in the first set, but it was too little, too late,” said Coach Glenna Munuswamy. “We played much better in the second two sets, but the initial loss seemed to carry over with us and we couldn’t overcome it and move forward. Once we strengthen our setting position, we will be able to get the ball to our hitters more consistently. We will get there, but it’s just going to take some more time to develop.”

As a team, South Winn had 15 kills on 63 attack attempts, handed out 15 assists to go with 28 digs. At the service line, the Lady Warriors went 35-for-42 with five aces.

 

New Hampton tourney

Over the weekend, the Lady Warriors were at the New Hampton tournament, and were unable to win a set against several solid teams rooted in volleyball tradition.

South Winn opened the day versus Denver falling 12-21 and 15-21. Next up was a two-set match versus Class 1A No. 5 Tripoli where the Lady Warriors dropped the sets 8-21 and 12-21. The day ended in pool play versus Saint Ansgar. Set scores were 8-21 and 13-21.

Team statistics were unavailable at press time.


Coming up

The Warriors look to rebound from the rough start to the season as they travel to take on Turkey Valley tonight, Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The week will wrap up at the Jesup tournament Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9 a.m.