Rams split season-opener

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

OMAHA - The Glenwood volleyball team split a triangular on Thursday at Omaha Roncalli.

The Rams lost a 25-22, 17-25, 16-26 decision to Omaha South in the opener before bouncing back to knock off the host Crimson Pride 25-23, 25-23 in the capper.

“I thought we played really well,” said Glenwood coach Kara Huisman. “Even with the loss I didn't think we played real bad. I really feel we played good the first one and the only reason we lost the next games was our serving.”

Huisman said her team's serving and offense was inconsistent but that's to be expected for a first game and a young team.

The Rams started strong against South with a 25-22 game one win but that inconsistency on offense and defense caught up with them in the next two games.

Morgan Lucy led Glenwood with eight kills. Cassie Stewart added five kills.

Erika Schwanke had 10 assists and Katie Larsen eight.

Against Roncalli the Rams jumped on the Crimson Pride early and escaped with a pair of close game win.

“I really thought we rebounded well in this game and our middle hitters I was very pleased with. Morgan (Lucy) and Chelsea (Konfrst) really pleased with their efforts. And our defensive blocking was a huge part of that win, ” she said.

Konfrst had seven kills, Katie Larsen had assists and Ana VanScoy six digs to lead the Rams in the Roncalli win.

Erika Schwanke added five assists 1and served 13-for-13.

Huisman liberally substituted throughout both matches.

“It really wasn't as much about finding the right rotation as finding the kids with specific skills we need and that time and using the talent we have,” she said.