West Hancock volleyball loses steam against Lake Mills

Ann Horstman (27) and Morgan Ryerson (4) hop up to block the Lake Mills kill attempt Thursday in Britt. 
Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            The West Hancock volleyball team opened the season by hosting conference foe Lake Mills on Thursday.

            Lake Mills took the match in three sets, but each one seemed to tell its own story.

            In set one, Lake Mills won 25-13.

            Lake Mills kept a comfortable distance away from the Eagles.

            West Hancock struggled to find their rhythm as a unit and frustrations were visible on the players faces as Lake Mills continued to pull away.

            In set two, the Eagles overcame the frustrations that had spilled over from the first set.

            They managed to pull themselves within two points throughout the skirmish until the end where Lake Mills finished out the set 25-19.

            In set three, West Hancock fell apart.

            The Bulldogs soared past them in a 25-11 set.

            Coach Amber Kluver-Heimer said that her players were pumped up for the final set, but it all seemed to disappear once the action started rolling

            “I really would like to go back and watch that tape and see where everything went wrong,” she said. 

Read the complete story in the Sept. 4 Leader.