Roland-Story defeated North Polk, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Norse won by the scores of 25-21, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-18.
MaKayla Geise had 23 kills, 15 digs and was 12 of 13 in serves with one ace to lead the way for the Norse while Jenna Clark added 41 assists, 17 digs, two blocks and was 11 of 11 in serves.
Juliann Clark had five kills, 16 digs and was 16 of 16 in serves. Taryn Johnston had 21 digs and was 19 of 20 in serves; Hailey Louw had 26 digs and was 23 of 23 in serves. Amy Rathmacher added eight kills, one dig, three blocks and was 10 of 10 in serves.
“It was a big win for us,” said coach Molly Geise. “North Polk went to state last year and had about the same record as us going into our match. They play tough defense which made it harder for us to get the ball down.”
Roland-Story won the first two sets but North Polk answered and took game 3.
“I was proud of the girls when they ‘shut the door’ to finish game 4 and not let it go to 5. Madison Friest really turned in on and let us late in the match. Our captains (Madison, Jenna and Hailey) really do a good job leading and believing in our team which carries over to the rest of the team,” Geise said.
Roland-Story beat Forest City in two sets on Sept. 16, 21-17 and 21-10.
The Norse were 100 percent from the serving stripe, with Juliann Clark serving 10 times, Jenna Clark six, MaKayla Geise seven, Taryn Johnston eight, Hailey Louw six and Amy Rathmacher four.
Jenna Clark had 18 assists and six digs. Geise had 11 kills, six digs and a block. Rathmacher had two blocks and a kill. Johnston had seven digs and one ace serve. Madison Friest had four kills.