Warriorette spikers upset the number one Baltic Bulldogs

Warriorette spikers upset the number one Baltic Bulldogs by Sandra Geuther The Wakonda Warriorettes' victory Tuesday, Oct. 15, turned out to be a big surprise for their opponent, the number-one ranked Baltic Bulldogs.

The win wasn't necessarily unexpected, however, by coach Mount's Warriorettes.

"We go into every game thinking we can," said fourth year head coach Mount. The green team had every reason to believe they could upend Baltic after their close contest just two weeks earlier at the conference tournament in Centerville.

The Warriorettes used a different approach Oct. 15 as they hosted the Bulldogs.

Coach Mount had changed the rotation starting off with senior Lindsay Knudson serving for the home team. It worked; the first game went to the home team 25-22. Wakonda dropped the second game, but the team members found their favorite sides of the court again with a 25-22 third game win.

It was all over from there as confidence snowballed through the Warriorette gym, ending Baltic's number one statistic: 25-16.

The green team was elated. Nikki Johnston led the Warriorettes' attack with five aces, 13 kills, two assisted sets, 11 defensive blocks and three defensive digs. Lindsay Knudson also showed big as she had seven aces, 10 kills, two assisted sets, and two defensive digs.

Kim Henriksen served two aces, four kills, five assisted sets and eight defensive blocks. Rachel Bentaas made one ace, five kills, and four defensive digs. Emily Logue made four kills and two assisted sets. Lindsay Nelson served one ace, and made four defensive digs.

Come watch the girls in action at districts, Nov. 4 and Nov. 7, as they meet new challenges and strive to qualify for the state tournament.

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