by Jodi Turner
The Belmond-Klemme volleyball team hosted West Hancock Sept. 27.
The Broncos jumped to an early 1-0 lead off a kill by Allie Barrus. The B-K hitters continued to have a good first game with Quinn Gabrielson and Chloe Hobscheidt also recording kills. Hobscheidt served 4-4 to put the Broncos ahead 10-6. The Broncos continued to play good defense with London Young and Bailee Steenblock recording digs to save point. With the score at 24-10, Barrus’ kill ended the set, 25-10.
In the second set, an Aubrey Eckhoff dig and a kill by Barrus started off the match. Gabrielson went on a four-point serving run to give the Broncos the largest lead in the set, 6-1. Adasyn Lamb collected a kill followed by two ace serves by Hobscheidt. With the score at 18-4, Gabrielson had back-to-back kills as the Broncos took set two 25-8.
In the third set, Young started off with an ace serve. Lamb and Barrus continued to have a good night in the front row with back-to-back kills. With the Broncos up 13-9, Steenblock delivered an ace serve to give the Broncos their largest lead. Hobscheidt served 6-6 to close out the set, 25-13.
B-K traveled to Madrid Oct. 1 for a four match round robin tournament.
In the first match the Broncos played the host team. Adasyn Lamb gave the Broncos their first point with a kill and B-K trailed 3-1. London Young and Allie Barrus serve a combined 8-8 to bring the Broncos back into the set, 15-13. Barrus followed with three kills to tie the set at 17. The Broncos put up a good fight but fell short, 21-18.
In the second set, Barrus and Lamb each had early kills. Trailing 8-5, Emilie Dougherty collected an ace serve to bring B-K within one point, 12-11. Quinn Gabrielson went on a three-point serving streak, but Madrid overtook the Broncos late, claiming the win with another 21-18 final.
In the second match, the Broncos played Audubon. Adasyn Lamb started the set with a kill to tie the game 1-1. In addition, the kill gave London Young her career 1,000 assists for B-K. The Broncos found Lamb again for back-to-back kills to pull within four points, 12-8. Audubon took over the match on a 9-3 run, and took the victory 21-11.
In the second set, the Broncos came out on fire. Up 7-4, Allie Barrus delivered an ace serve, and she went on to serve 5-5. Emilie Dougherty had a big block at the net to expand the lead. Dougherty then served 4-4 with two ace as the Broncos take their largest lead, 16-7. A kill by Quinn Gabrielson and block by Lamb closed out the set and win, 21-8.
In the third and final set, the Broncos started on top 1-0 thanks to a kill by Barrus. But the Broncos trailed for the remainder of the set. An ace serve by Dougherty that tied the set at 8. The game went back and forth with kills by Barrus and Lamb. With the game tied 14-14, Audubon took two points to claim victory.
In the third match, the Broncos played Webster City.
The Broncos collected their first points on a kill by Allie Barrus. Trailing 8-5, Chloe Hobscheidt’s kill and ace served to pulled B-K within one point. The Lynx went on a five-point run before Barrus delivered three kills. WC wouldn’t allow the Broncos to get any closer, winning 21-12.
In the second set, Barrus and Hobscheidt again collected early kills from the front row. London Young played excellent defense, collecting three digs. Falling behind 17-11, Hobscheidt had another kill, and Bailee Steenblock collected a dig. However, the Broncos lost 21-14.
In the final match of the day, the Broncos played Van Meter.
The Broncos found themselves in trouble, early falling behind 6-1. Allie Barrus gave the Broncos their first kill of the set, followed by a Chloe Hobscheidt block. It was difficult for the Broncos to get into a rhythm and took the loss, 21-8.
In the second set, Adasyn Lamb started the Broncos off right with a kill. Great 3-3 serving by Bailee Steenblock helped B-K take the lead 4-0. Barrus then delivered back-to-back kills as the Broncos stayed on top, 7-4. But the VM girls made their way back into the set, tying the game 9-9. The Broncos played an excellent second set with Gabrielson adding two more kills but VM won 21-16.