Decorah’s Emma Nierengarten (8) and Amanda Kuehner (9) team up at the net for a block during Tuesday’s NEIC win over Waukon. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Decorah’s Emma Nierengarten (8) and Amanda Kuehner (9) team up at the net for a block during Tuesday’s NEIC win over Waukon. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Decorah volleyball team (3-4, 1-0 NEIC) once again dug itself out of a hole to win in three sets over Waukon (1-1, 0-1 NEIC) at home Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-20, 25-18 and 25-16.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the best match we have played this year, but again these kids dug themselves out of a hole in game two to win. They just keep working,” said Vikes Coach Gina Holthaus. “The great thing with this group is they don’t care who gets the kill, ace or whatever; they just get excited for each other.”

Ambria Pipho had two long,key service runs that were crucial for the Vikings in games two and three, add to that her team-high nine kills, 15 assists and nine digs for a very solid performance. Emma Nierengarten also had a great night for the Red and Blue at the net with eight kills and a big solo block.

Brooke Berns pounded out five kills with three assisted and one solo block at the net. Providing four kills each were Amelia Dugger and Amanda Kuehner, while Kaitlyn Schnitzler knocked down three. 

Cassie Wyatt was there for 13 assists. Emma Johnson handled 20 digs and was 11-for-12 from the serving line.

Charles City will pay a visit to the Viking court Tuesday, Sept. 17, with the first serve set for 7:30 p.m.