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Creston ousts Glenwood in regional first round

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Creston ended the Glenwood girls volleyball team’s season on Monday in the first round of Class 3A Regionals 24-17, 15-25, 19-25, 19-25.

In the first game the Rams seemed to be picking up right where they left off in a three-game sweep of the Panthers on Oct. 8 when they won the first one 25-17.

Glenwood coach Kara Huisman thought her team moved the ball well and hit it well in the first game but had troubled sustaining that over the next three games.

“We got out of sync, “ said Huisman in her first-year as the Rams head coach. “They hit it better than us and we got on the defensive and once you do that its hard to get it going (offensively).”

The Panthers built a 11-6 lead in game one and a 10-3 lead in game two they never relinquished in winning both those games.

In game three Creston pulled out to a 14-9 lead before Glenwood stormed back to tie it at 17-17. But the Panthers respond and scored eight of the next 10 points to pull out the win.

“This is the end of the season. It’s tough,” said an emotional Huisman. “We have three seniors who played their last game.”

The Rams do indeed lose three seniors but return a core group of girls that gained valuable experience this season, said Huisman.

“It was a pleasure to coach these girls this year,” she said. “The future of Glenwood volleyball is very bright.”

The Rams finish their season with a 9-17 record.