Clarkson/Leigh continues to play really good Volleyball as the Patriots won 2-0 over High Plains Community and 2-1 over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at the High Plains Community Triangular last Thursday night before winning 2-0 over Ponca and Twin River, but losing 2-1 to Battle Creek at the Stanton Invitational on Saturday. Clarkson/Leigh then swept Twin River again 3-0 at home Tuesday night.
The Patriots won 25-10 and 25-12 over the Storm.
Chloe Hanel had 9 kills and 7 digs while Kennedy Settje registered 7 kills and 10 digs. Makenna Held dished out 17 set assists.
Clarkson/Leigh took set one over the Bulldogs 25-17, and claimed set three 25-20 after losing set two 26-24.
Hanel had 13 kills and 12 digs while Settje and Gracelyn Eisenmann posted 14 and 9 digs, respectively. Held added 9 digs and 20 set assists while Brynn Settje notched 8 digs.
The Patriots won set one over the Titans 25-3, and took set two 25-8.
Hanel finished with 11 kills while Held registered 18 set assists.
Clarkson/Leigh won sets one and two 25-13 over the Indians.
Hanel and Eisenmann had 8 kills apiece while Held recorded 18 set assists.
The Patriots dropped set one to the Bravettes 25-15 and set three 25-18 after winning set two 25-22.
Hanel tallied 13 kills and 22 digs while Kennedy Settje compiled 7 kills and 12 digs. Brynn Settje posted 10 digs while Eisenmann and Izzy Hollatz totaled 8 apiece. Held added 7 digs and 26 set assists.
Clarkson/Leigh won set one over the Titans in Tuesday’s match 25-9, and then took set two 25-4 and set three 25-11.
Hanel compiled 12 kills while Kennedy Settje chipped in 10. Held contributed 29 set assists.
Really good play from the Patriots during this stretch.
Clarkson/Leigh (12-1) takes part in the Hampton Invite on Saturday.
Other teams in this tournament include Mead, Hampton, Silver Lake, Deshler, and Red Cloud.
The Patriots have done really well in this tournament in recent years, winning it 3 out of the last 4 seasons.
I look for Clarkson/Leigh to go in there and perform well again with a great chance to come away with another Championship.
The Patriots have a really big week next week, and I feel like winning the Tournament on Saturday will set the stage and tone for what is to come.
There are a lot of big matches upcoming for Clarkson/Leigh and it honestly has to excite the Patriots.
Clarkson/Leigh can simply brush off the Battle Creek loss and regroup.
If anything I think the loss to the Bravettes will only strengthen the Patriots going forward the rest of the season.
Clarkson/Leigh should use it to make them stronger and better down the line if anything, and use it as motivation to win some more of their big matches coming up and fuel to the fire if you may.
The Patriots have to go down to Hampton on Saturday and dominate and come away with another championship.
Clarkson/Leigh needs a big day from their hitters, and must go after and claim and another title and Championship for their program.