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C-N sweeps GMG for 11th victory of the season

Colo-Nesco’s Brittnee Packer starts a set during the Royals’ victory over GMG Oct. 10 in Colo. Photo by Joe Randleman
Colo-Nesco’s Brittnee Packer starts a set during the Royals’ victory over GMG Oct. 10 in Colo. Photo by Joe Randleman
Tabitha Halferty goes for a kill during the first set of Colo-Nesco’s match with GMG Oct. 10. Photo by Joe Randleman
Tabitha Halferty goes for a kill during the first set of Colo-Nesco’s match with GMG Oct. 10. Photo by Joe Randleman

COLO – The Colo-Nesco volleyball team used a monster match from middle blocker Caitlyn Riese to easily dispose of GMG Oct. 10 in Colo.

The Royals swept the Wolverines by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-13. The victory put them at 11-11 on the season and 5-2 in the Iowa Star Conference.

Riese was amazing for Colo-Nesco in the victory. She hammered home 20 of the team’s 28 kills and only had two errors in 30 attacks in a staggering display of dominance at the net.

Riese also picked up six digs and two blocks defensively and she was 7 of 8 serving with one ace.

Brittnee Packer gave the Royals a major weapon at server against GMG as she finished 19 of 19 with five aces. Packer also handed out 13 assists at setter and tacked on five digs.

McKenna Farren recorded nine assists and four digs, Madison Farren went 18 of 18 serving with an ace and added six digs and two kills and Kylie Sarver pitched in with five digs for Colo-Nesco. Sam Riese added three kills, Hannah Buseman finished with two and Melanie Van Loon tacked on one.

GILBERTVILLE – Colo-Nesco suffered its second Iowa Star conference loss of the season with a four-set setback against Don Bosco Oct. 8 in Gilbertville.

The Royals played the Dons tough in the first two sets. Don Bosco claimed a 25-19 victory in the opening set, but Colo-Nesco responded with a hard-fought 25-23 victory to even things up at one set apiece.

But everything fell apart for Colo-Nesco in the third set. The Royals suffered a lopsided 25-9 loss and it didn’t get any better in the fourth set as Don Bosco won by a decisive 25-6 margin to claim the match.

Colo-Nesco had 23 kills and 14 kill errors in the match. The Royals also only had four aces on a 54 of 61 serving effort.

Caitlyn Riese had a big match in defeat. The Royal middle blocker connected for 15 kills and had just two attack errors; she also picked up eight digs, four blocks and two aces.

Makaylan Neuendorf put up three kills and Madison Farren and Sam Riese added two apiece for Colo-Nesco. Farren also delivered 11 digs, two blocks and one assist, Sam added one block and Neuendorf ended up with one dig.

McKenna Farren handed out 13 assists and she also went 18 of 18 serving with two aces and picked up five digs. Brittnee Packer distributed seven assists and also totaled three digs, Kylie Sarver totaled seven digs and Shayla Dean and Hannah Buseman finished with five digs apiece.

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