Decorah’s Ambria Pipho (7) sets the ball as Brooke Berns begins her approach to the net for a kill versus Saint Ansgar Tuesday night.(Photo by Becky Walz)
Decorah’s Ambria Pipho (7) sets the ball as Brooke Berns begins her approach to the net for a kill versus Saint Ansgar Tuesday night.(Photo by Becky Walz)

In an effort to find the most successful line-up, the Decorah volleyball team (2-4) had several different looks as it took the court at the Charles City early bird tournament Saturday. Tuesday, the Vikes returned to their home court versus Saint Ansgar for a nonconference victory.


Early bird tourney

The Vikings dropped all four of its contests in pool play, pushing two matches into a three-game playoff and coming up short. The Red and Blue fell to Mason City (22-24, 21-10, 12-15), Iowa Falls-Alden (12-21, 21-18, 14-16), Charles City (10-21, 17-21) and Iowa City Liberty (17-21, 15-21)

“This group of girls is going to keep fighting and keep getting better every time they walk on the floor,” said Coach Gina Holthaus.

For the day it was Ambria Pipho pacing the Vikings in kills with 11. She also had 19 assists, eight digs and went 21-for 25 at the service line with five aces. Brooke Berns hammered down 10 kills and had eight block assists.

Handing out a team-high 30 assists was Cassie Wyatt, while completing 32-for-33 serves and coming up with 13 digs. Emma Johnson had a stellar day with 30 digs. She also was successful at the service line, going 27-for-30.

Nonconference

Tuesday night, the Vikings hosted Saint Ansgar (1-1) in a nonconference tussle, winning 4-1. Set scores were 25-14, 25-27, 25-21 and 25-17.

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Coming up

Decorah will continue work on team chemistry as it has a week before opening NEIC action versus Waukon Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:15 p.m. at home.