Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Kasson-Mantorville Ends Kenyon-Wanamingo Volleyball Season

The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights volleyball team ended their season Friday at the State Tournament in St. Paul.

They were defeated by a very familiar opponent in the all Hiawatha Valley League consolation bracket match, the Kasson-Mantorville KoMets.

During the regular season the Knights had an incredible come from behind win in Kasson in a five set thriller and they also defeated the KoMets at last year’s state tournament to claim the third place trophy and individual medals.

Kasson-Mantorville played like a team on a mission not to let Kenyon-Wanamingo beat them again.

You never know what kind of a performance you are going to get out of a team in the consolation bracket.

A team obviously has visions of winning it all once they get to the big dance and the disappointment of losing the first match sometimes is too much for a team.

I don’t know if that was the case here but I do know the Knights didn’t appear to have much energy at least early in the match.

The KoMets were up big in the first set before Kenyon-Wanamingo gained some momentum at the end.  It took 7 set points before Kasson-Mantorville could put away their conference foes 25-18.

The Knights had the lead a couple times in the second set before the KoMets pushed through for a 25-21 win and it looked like Kenyon-Wanamingo was going to win the third set up 22-17 before losing 25-23.

The KoMets were led offensively by their top hitter 6’0 junior Peyton Suess with 17 kills but she also had double digit hitting errors for a .132 hitting percentage.  Sophomore Emilee Terry had a .103 hitting percentage with 9 kills and 6 errors and junior Caroline Braun hit .136 with 7 kills and four errors.

6’0 freshman Mya Seuss stepped up big time for the KoMets with 5 kills and only one error for a through the roof .500 attack percentage.

6’0 junior setter Abby Bigelow had 33 assists and 9 digs as well as a service ace and block assist.

The KoMets tallied 10 blocks and the Knights 7 on the night.

The match started nearly 90 minutes late on court 2 after some marathon matches on that court.

5’4 junior libero Bailey Berge led Kasson-Mantorville with 16 digs and Peyton Suess and Emilee Terry finished with 12 each.

Kenyon-Wanamingo had just one player with double digit digs.  Senior libero Sydney Way led all players with 18 digs.

The KoMets clearly concentrated on getting a block up on the Knights top hitter sophomore Ally Peterson.  She was held to 8 kills in 44 swings.

Kenyon-Wanamingo finished their season 21-9.

Kasson-Mantorville plays for the consolation championship at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

Kenyon-Wanamingo Huddles at State 2017.  Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Kenyon-Wanamingo Huddles at State 2017. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Kenyon-Wanamingo Band at State.  Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Kenyon-Wanamingo Band at State. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

Best of Power 96

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://power96radio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KQCL - Power 96 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KQCL - Power 96 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.