Wild Rose Ladycats defeat Marion Mustangs Oct. 15

The Wild Rose Ladycats swept the Marion Lady Mustangs with three volleyball wins during an Oct. 15 competition.

“We had a good showing for parents’ night,” said Wild Rose Head Coach Jason Kirby. “Everybody got in. Marion brought it, and we had a battle. The scores don’t show how close it was. I’m proud of how the girls battled.”

There were a few tied scores earlier on in the first game of the night before Dalene Sherburn put in a 7-point service run to give Wild Rose a 15-9 lead. Carissa Erickson added a 3-point service run for a 20-11 lead before several deficit points occurred consecutively. Sherburn ended up serving the winning point for a 25-15 victory.

Marion took a 2-0 lead to start the second game with Kyla Zillmer serving. The game was very competitive, with the score being tied 11 times. The majority of points were scored on sideouts. Olivia Soper had put in a 2-point service run for the hosts, and Erickson put in a 2-point service run later to arrive at game point. The visitors even had a 3-point service run along the way as both teams held the lead at some point. Marion closed the gap within 1 at the end with a 2-point service run, but Wild Rose ended up claiming the victory, 25-23, with a sideout.

The third game went rather quickly, with Elia Eggum starting Wild Rose off with a 2-0 lead with services. The score soon grew to 9-1 with six consecutive service points from Erickson, including an ace. Oria Wood made it 17-4 with a 5-point service run, including an ace. Marion was able to pick up some ground with the help of a 4-point service run, including an ace later on; however, it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts. The Ladycats took the third game, 25-12, with Haley Schmidt delivering the last three serves, ending with an ace.

Carissa Erickson led Wild Rose with 13 service points, 2 service aces, and 18 digs. Dalene Sherburn had 3 service aces as well, while Elia Eggum led with 14 assists. Anna Caswell led the kills department with 11.