Emma Johnson went 21-for-21 versus Mason City Tuesday night. (Photos by Becky Walz)
Emma Johnson went 21-for-21 versus Mason City Tuesday night. (Photos by Becky Walz)

  The season lives on for the Decorah volleyball team.

The Vikings hosted Mason City in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals Tuesday night, defeating the Mohawks 3-0. With the win, the Vikings (19-11) now face No. 2 Waverly-Shell Rock (37-8) in the semifinals tonight (Thursday, Oct. 22) in Waverly at 7 p.m. The regional final is Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at a location to be determined.

“It was nice to see our seniors play well, have fun on their last match on our home court and win a first round match,” said Coach Gina Holthaus. “Waverly-Shell Rock is up next, we have been working on some things to change up a little and see what we can do against them.”

Decorah started the night in control and never let off the gas taking set one 25-7. Keeping the momentum, the Vikes rolled to an easy set two win, 25-8. Set three was a slightly different story as the Mohawks took an early lead and battled until the final points as the home squad was the victor, 25-17.

The Red and Blue produced 32 kills on 73 attack attempts. Serving the ball, the Vikes went 69-for-73 with three aces. In addition, they made 29 assists, 34 digs and seven total blocks.

Amelia Dugger, Emma Nierengarten and Chloe Reiser all produced six kills. Dugger added three total blocks and was 3-for-3 at the serving line with an ace. Reiser added four digs to the stat sheet. With five kills was Annika Franzen, while Lydia Ihde pounded out four kills. Emma Johnson came up with nine digs and served 21-for-21, while Kallie Mincks provided seven digs and was 13-for-13 with two aces from the service line. Dishing out 19 assists to go with five digs was Mara Holland, who also served 14-for-16. Cassie Wyatt handed out seven assists while serving 8-for-9. Isabel Ihde also had five digs and served 9-for-9.