PATCH GROVE – The River Ridge varsity volleyball team continues to roll through their schedule, piling up wins to remain unbeaten with an overall record of 17-0 and a Six Rivers West conference mark of 8-0.
Last Tuesday night, coach Dianne Langmeier’s Timberwolves hosted the Highland Cardinals, sending them home with three straight losses of 25-9, 25-21 and 25-8.
River Ridge took complete control of the first set, but in the second had some missed spikes, and the Cardinals forced some digging errors by the Timberwolves.
Coach Langmeier’s squad was able to regain control of the match in the third set, and completed the three-game sweep of the Cardinals.
“We had great teamwork by everyone,” said coach Langmeier. “Rylee Zinkle had some very tough serves that took Highland out of their game, even if they weren’t tallied as aces. Jaci Williams didn’t miss one spike out of 10 attempts, and Maria Breuer had a great game hitting 0.250.”
Leading the Timberwolves with 14 kills was sophomore Skylar White, while junior Taylor Langmeier added 10 kills, 21 digs and two service aces in the win.
Verity Johnson dished out 21 total assists and had a team-high two blocks as well.
On the following Thursday night, River Ridge traveled to Cassville to take on the Comets, and left for home with three straight wins of 25-11, 25-14 and 25-17.
“We really focused on passing well, and it paid off,” said coach Langmeier. “Getting our passes to target enabled out setter to do some tings offensively like quick hits, etc.”
Dishing out a team-high 22 assists was Johnson, who also had a team-high two blocks, while Jordyn Vogt had eight assists to her credit.
Taylor Langmeier put down a team-high 14 kills to go along with 13 digs, while White finished with 10 kills, 18 digs and two service aces. Rylee Zinkle led the team with three aces.
This past Monday evening, the Timberwolves hosted Shullsburg, sending them home with a three-game sweep in scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-9.
Taylor Langmeier put down a team-high 16 kills to go along with five blocks and two service aces, while Rachael Herrick came up with 11 digs.
“Shullsburg did a great job with blocking a lot of our spikes in the first game, and we had to make some adjustment and find a way around their tough blockers,” said coach Langmeier.
“Our back row did a great job, especially in the last two games of picking up their spikes,” Langmeier added. “The whole team played great, and it was nice that our seniors got a lot of playing time as well.”
The Timberwolves will take their unbeaten record up against Potosi this Thursday night when the Chieftains visit Patch Grove. They will then host Belmont on Thursday, Oct. 5.