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Neumann takes third place at home volleyball tournament | Community

Alex Eller

WAHOO- The Bishop Neumann Volleyball team were able to put their best foot forward by going 2-1 at the Bishop Neumann Booster Club invite on September 10th. They defeated Omaha Gross Catholic and Battle Creek in straight sets and fell in three sets to eventual champions and Class B No. 6 York.

In the first game of the day against Gross, the Cavaliers outplayed a Cougar team with a winning record. Neumann had a 98% serve percentage as they won the match 25-6 and 25-12.

Straight away, Julia Ingwersen helped her team off to a strong start in the first set with a kill that gave the Cavaliers a 1-0 advantage. A block from Jenna Sladky extended Neumann’s lead to 9-0.

A kill from Ingwersen and then an ace from AJ Bosak took the Cavaliers to the finish line in the first set and secured a 19-point win.

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Leading 5-1 in the second set, Ingwersen not only worked at the net but also on the service line with an ace. A kill from Ingwersen and then a block from Lily Bolden were the final two points of the second and helped the Cavaliers to a 13-point victory.

Ingwersen had seven kills, four ace serves and four digs in the game. Caitlin McGuigan had four kills and 10 digs, Kinslee Bosak had three kills and two blocks, earning three kills, one block, three digs and 11 assists at Bolden, and Sladky had two kills, an ace, three digs and three assists.

Neumann’s only other win on Saturday came against Battle Creek 25-17 then 25-19. The Cavaliers had 43 digs in the game and posted a 93.9% service percentage.

Out of the gate against the Braves, Sladky picked up an ace to put Neumann ahead 8-3. Two more aces from Sladky pushed the Cavaliers to 10 points at 13-3.

The set was capped off for Neumann with an Ingwersen kill down the left side.

Trailing 5-3 in the second set, Bolden found an ace that reduced the Cavaliers’ deficit to 5-4. Neumann eventually came back to take a five-point lead after a block from Sladky.

Closing the second set and the match with a kill, McGuigan hit hard for the Cavaliers.

McGuigan hit double numbers with 12 kills. Sladky finished with five kills and Ingwersen, Bolden and Bosak all had four kills.

Defensively, Ingwersen had 15 digs and one assist, Sladky had nine digs and nine assists, McGuigan had nine digs, Raabe had five digs and four assists, Bolden had four digs and 14 assists, and Cami Kumpula got a recovery.

Neumann’s only loss of the tournament came in the second round against a York side who have just one loss and are one of the best teams in Class B. The Cavaliers were able to push the Dukes to three sets, but eventually lost 21-25, 25-17 and 13-25.

As of Monday’s newspaper deadline, no stats had been provided for Neumann from the York game.

Earlier in the week, the Cavaliers played at home against a Syracuse team that has appeared in the state tournament each of the past two years. That didn’t faze Neumann, and they managed to take down the Rockets 25-22, 25-13, then 25-16 in the straights.

Ingwersen powered the Cavaliers with 13 kills, two aces and seven digs in the game. MgGuigan had six kills, two aces, 10 digs and an assist, Bolden and Kinslee Bosak had five kills, Sladky had two kills, 13 assists and eight digs, and AJ Bosak had a bet to death, one assist and three recoveries. .

This week, Neumann performed at the Lincoln Christian on September 13. They travel to face Omaha Westview at 7 p.m. on September 15.