Crestwood volleyball team beats Oelwein, wins two at NEIC Tourney


CRESCO - A great team effort helped the Crestwood volleyball team earn a thrilling 3-2 win over Oelwein on the road on Oct. 10 (25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 23-25, 15-11).
Crestwood Head Coach Robin Gossman said solid team helped the Cadets.
“The real key to the win was defense, both at the net and on the floor,” Gossman said. “The girls are understanding that defense creates offense. Take care of defense first and offense follows. They also played with real heart. When the going got tough,  they responded perfectly. I continue to stress that big matches are won on determination. 
“If you can stay focused and not worry about another team’s big hit or big block or ace serve, you will be OK. Last night and Monday (Oct. 9 against Saint Ansgar), they displayed that kind of focus. Both matches were similar, only last night I got to see a real test going into the fifth set.
“Everyone on the roster played and did what they needed to do while in the match and on the bench. Team excitement is starting to get where we need it,” Gossman noted.
Shannon Pisney led Crestwood with 24 kills, had 11 digs, two blocks, completed 17 of 19 serves and had two aces. Kayla Lentz was 20 of 23 serving, had three aces and 30 digs. Emma Mannery had 26 assists, 11 digs and completed 16 of 16 serves.
Taylar Pecinovsky tallied 25 assists, had six digs and completed 13 of 13 serves. Maddie Steffen had 13 digs and two aces. Kaylee Thomas had 11 digs, completed 15 of 15 serves and had two aces.
Sharon Goodman tallied 16 kills and had six blocks. Memphis Sweeney had six kills and five digs. Brooklyn Ferrie had three kills, four digs and three blocks. Jacey Bina had five digs. Ashley Voves tallied four digs.
NEIC Tournament
Competing at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament at home Saturday, the Cadets posted a 2-4 record. 
Crestwood beat Oelwein (21-16, 21-18) and Waukon (21-14, 21-10). The Cadets lost to Charles City (17-21, 12-21), fell to Waverly-SR (13-21, 7-21), lost to New Hampton (14-21, 13-21) and were defeated by Decorah (14-21, 21-14, 16-18).
The Cadets will play at Osage in the first round of the Class 3A Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Charles City match
Sharon Goodman posted five kills against the Comets. Shannon Pisney had five kills, three digs and completed four of four serves. Kaylee Thomas had seven digs. Kayla Lentz tallied eight digs and completed eight of eight serves.
Waukon match
Facing Waukon, Pisney tallied nine kills, had two digs, completed five of five serves and had one ace. Audrey Grinhaug completed 13 of 15 serves and had five digs. Emma Mannery had nine assists. Goodman had four kills and two blocks. Taylar Pecinovsky had seven assists.
W-SR match
Playing the Go-Hawks, Pisney led the Cadets with four kills, and Goodman had three kills. Lentz completed five of five serves and had one ace. Mannery was five of five serving and had two digs. Maddie Steffen and Grinhaug each had two digs.
N.H. match
Taking on New Hampton, Mannery and Pecinovsky each had six assists. Pisney tallied six kills. Mannery and Ashley Voves each had three digs, and Mannery was seven of seven serving. Goodman tallied three kills.
Oelwein match
Battling Oelwein, Pisney tallied eight kills and had five digs. Grinhaug had nine digs, completed nine of 10 serves and had one ace. Lentz had nine digs. Memphis Sweeney had six digs. Mannery had five digs and completed six of seven serves. Goodman posted five kills.
Decorah match
Facing Decorah, Pisney paced the Cadets with 15 kills, completed 15 of 15 serves and had two aces. Mannery had 15 assists and completed 12 of 12 serves. Lentz had 13 digs. Pecinovsky had nine assists and four digs.

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