Council Bluffs St. Albert handed Glenwood a 23-25, 14-25, 20-25 non-conference sweep in volleyball last week.
“St. Albert is a very good team. We played very well the first game but our passing and serving didn't help us for the night. We struggled passing and serving,” said Glenwood coach Kara Huisman.
The Rams (9-15 overall, 2-6 in the conference) were led by Morgan Lucy's 10 kills and 11 blocks.
Erica Schwanke added 17 assists and three aces and Chelsea Konfrst had six kills and six blocks.
“St. Albert is a very good team fundamentally,” said Huisman. “They dug it well, they passed it well and they have some really good swingers and put the ball down well. I would be shocked if they didn't go to state. They're a really good team.”
Glenwood opens district play on Oct. 26 with a home match against Creston, a team the Rams swept 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 two weeks ago.
“We're ready,” said Huisman. “We played very good against them (in their previous game) and swept them. They're a very good team but when we play well, we can contend with anybody. We fought Kuemper extremely hard, they’re the top team in our conference, and we went to five games with them. So I, without a doubt, think if we play well we can contend (at districts).”
Kuemper Catholic edged Glenwood 25-21, 9-25, 15-25, 25-22, 15-17 in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball last Monday.
“Tonight was a great night of volleyball. I was so proud of the way the girls competed after struggling in games two and three,” said Glenwood coach Kara Huisman. “They pushed the top team in our conference to game 5 and gave themselves a chance to win. Even without getting the win we became a better team tonight.”
The Rams got 12 kills from Morgan Lucy and six from Chelsea Konfrst.
Ana VanScoy had 17 digs and McKenna Henze had 10 digs and six assists.
Erika Schwanke led the Rams with 15 assists.
The Glenwood freshmen A-team knocked off Kuemper 19-25, 25-21, 15-7.
Emily Blum served 16-for-17 with two two aces and three kills.
Maddie VanScoy had eight kills and Grace Newman seven.
Brianna Van Ness led with 11 assists and Montana Crow added nine.
The freshmen B-team lost 23-18 in a timed match.
Hanna Ringsdorf served 4-for-4 with a kill and an assist.