The Sleepy Eye Public volleyball team has split its past two games.
On Sept. 19, the Indians traveled to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey to take on the Cougars. CMC had control for most of the first set. Solid serving and execution led the Cougars to several unanswered points in a row in the middle of the set. Sleepy Eye was able to hold its own but lost 17-25.
As usual, the Indians warmed up in the second set and played a back and forth game throughout. Sleepy Eye tied the game at 23-23 after winning three straight points, and was able to take the second set 28-26.
The second set win must have gave the Indians some momentum, as they played even stronger in the third and fourth sets. Sleepy Eye was able to take an early lead in the third and didn’t let up as they continued to communicate well and showed minimal errors. The Indians took the third 25-18.
Senior Claire Krumbach scored the first five points in the fourth set with her offensive game. The Indians easily took the fourth set, 25-12.
Krumbach had 18 kills and three aces while Senior Karrah Remus had seven kills to lead Sleepy Eye. Sophomore Josie Schieffert had eight kills of her own, and four blocks.
On Sept. 24, the Indians hosted Wabasso. The Rabbits took control early in the first set and displayed powerful hits which were too much for Sleepy Eye’s defense. Wabasso won the first set 25-15.
The second set was a lot different, as the Indians were able to hold their own and respond to each point with one of their own. But the Rabbits held on to win 25-21 after taking advantage of a few errors made by Sleepy Eye.
The third and final set was almost a mirror image of the first set, with Wabasso winning 25-15. The Rabbits executed well while the Indians weren’t able to keep up and trailed throughout the third.
Krumbach led Sleepy Eye with nine kills and two ace blocks, while junior Justine Gonzalez had three aces. Seniors Miranda McMullen and Hanna Sellner combined for nine digs to lead on the defensive end.
The Indians move to 4-6, while Wabasso goes to 10-2.