ACKLEY - The Colo-NESCO volleyball team played competitively against AGWSR for most of the match Aug. 30 in Ackley, but the Royals struggled with serving efficiency in a four-set loss.
Colo-NESCO was right with AGWSR in the first three sets. The Royals lost close 25-23 and 25-21 affairs in the first two sets, then pulled off a 26-24 victory in the third.
The fourth set saw Colo-NESCO run out of gas after its exciting win in the third. The Royals suffered a 25-18 setback to drop the match and fall to 3-6 on the season.
Colo-NESCO only converted 78 percent of its serves (66 of 85) in the loss. The Royals did have seven aces and they also turned in a solid .205 kill-efficiency rate with 31 kills and 14 errors in 83 attacks.
Maggie Barten and Gracie Kettwig had eight kills apiece and Kettwig also came up with one block for Colo-NESCO in the match. Rylee Purvis put up five kills, six digs and four aces; Lindsey Riese four kills, eight digs, two aces and one assist and Emmy Hostetler four kills.
Megan Carlson handed out 27 assists and she also had two kills and one ace. Emma Sarver contributed seven digs and Lauryn Hill added four digs.
COLO - Colo-NESCO celebrated its home opener Aug. 28 by sweeping Martensdale St. Marys for its third victory of the season.
The Royals downed the Blue Devils by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-22 to push their season record to 3-5.
Colo-NESCO had 20 kills and 10 errors in 83 attacks for a kill-efficiency rate of .120. The Royals came up with 34 digs defensively and picked up an impressive 14 aces serving the ball.
Gracie Kettwig was 20 of 21 serving with eight aces and she also tallied six kills and four digs for Colo-NESCO. Rylee Purvis stepped up big defensively with 16 digs and she also contributed three kills and aces apiece.
Megan Carlson handed out 19 assists and added two kills and one dig and Emma Sarver chipped in seven digs and two aces. Emmy Hostetler had five kills and one block; Lindsey Riese four kills, two digs and one ace; Maggie Barten three digs and Lauryn Hill one dig.