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Venue change doesn't stop Goessel power plays

Contributing writer

The Wheat State League volleyball contest with Goessel, Peabody-Burns, and White City had to be moved from Goessel to Peabody because of a water line break in Goessel.

It took a little while to get started, but with a 9-7 lead, the Bluebirds outscored the Huskies 14-2 to win by a comfortable margin in game one, 25-13. In the second game, Goessel pounded their way to a 11-2 lead. Alex Hiebert, Tia Goertzen, and Page Hiebert hit well along the front row. Johanna Hoffman kept many balls in play with her passing game, and Jessica Harvey set up her teammates for many of the kills. It was a kill from Erin Brubaker and then an Alex Hiebert smash that ended the match at 25-10.

Against Peabody-Burns, the Bluebirds committed several unfamiliar errors that allowed the Warriors to stay as close as 9-7. As the game progressed, Goessel began to pass well and serve well to go along with the power on the front row. The Bluebirds won the first game, 25-18. In the second game, Brubaker and Page Hiebert served and the Bluebirds soared to a 13-2 lead. The “block” party began as Alex Hiebert, Brubaker, Alicen Meysing, and Page Hiebert all recorded blocks. Goessel finished the match with a 25-7 score.

Goessel now sports a 4-0 Wheat State League record and an overall 10-2 record. The Bluebirds are scheduled to travel on Saturday to Olpe.

Last modified Sept. 20, 2012