Scottsbluff volleyball wins thriller over Gering

Scottsbluff volleyball wins thriller over Gering
(RRN/Cottrell)
October 15th, 2021 | Chris Cottrell

Gering at Scottsbluff volleyball produced another great atmosphere last night at SHS and the action was equally impressive as the Bearcats downed their rivals in five sets winning 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, and 15-11.

Scottsbluff head coach Leslie Foral able to breathe a sigh of relief with her team snapping a five match losing streak.

“Honestly it was the girls. I think it probably took Gering (coming in) to get us out of that funk. But no, they showed up right away and they had a new mindset coming into this game that they wanted to start out intense, play intense and play aggressive. I think they also had a little bit more confidence going into tonight, which was good to see, because as a coach that’s not something you can always give them. They came out with a lot of energy. I think our defense got us going and then our setters moved the ball and the hitters did their job.”

And it was a big night for the Scottsbluff hitters. (STATS UNOFFICIAL) A pair of sophomores went off with Paige Horne leading Scottsbluff with 25 kills and Ella Foote right there as well with 21. Former Gering coach Craig Schadwinkel, who was on the broadcast, credited setter Allie Darnell for her efforts setting in getting those two the ball in the right spots.

Gering was led in kills by junior Maddie Ray with 15. Also good performances from Carleigh Pszanka with 9 kills and both Cami Newman and Ella Rotherham finished with 8.

With the win Scottsbluff improved to 15-19 while Gering dropped to 12-19 on the season.

Shoutout to both student sections who were on the feet and loud throughout the five sets on Thursday night.

Other Thursday Scores

  • Mitchell def. Bridgeport 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 25-20
  • Bayard def. Hemingford 25-12, 25-11, 26-24
  • Sioux County def. Hay Springs 25-19, 25-14, 25-17
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