Nokomis' comeback bid came up just short on Tuesday, Sept. 3, as the Lady Redskins fell to Gillespie in three games.
Playing on the Miners' home court, Nokomis dropped the first game 25-10, but rallied to win game two 25-21. Gillespie would regroup though, putting enough pieces together in game three to win 25-12 as the Redskins dropped to 0-3 on the year.
Macee Eisenbarth and Delaney Keiser led a solid defensive effort for the 'Skins with 15 and 14 digs respectively, while Mia Fesser added seven. Sophia Keller and Alex Pavolka also had five digs apiece, while Presley Lamb chipped in four. Closer to the net, Olivia Taylor, Jade Jett and Mia Fesser all had blocks for Nokomis.
On the attack, Lamb had four kills to lead Nokomis, with Eisenbarth and Fesser adding three kills each. Fesser led the team in assists with seven, while Lamb added five dimes.
On the service line, Nokomis would have six aces against Gillespie. Alex Pavolka had half of that total, while Sophia Keller (two) and Macee Eisenbarth (one) had the other three.
Nokomis will be at Shelbyville on Thursday, Sept. 5, for their next game, followed by a trip to the Altamont Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The Redskins are in Pool B with Vandalia (8:30 a.m.), Cowden-Herrick (10 a.m.) and South Central (11:30 a.m.). Crossover games between the two pools run from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Altamont Grade School and Altamont High School gyms.
September 3 at Gillespie
Nokomis 10 25 12
Gillespie 25 21 25
Aces: Alex Pavolka 3, Sophia Keller 2, Macee Eisenbarth 1. Kills: Presley Lamb 4, Macee Eisenbarth 3, Mia Fesser 3, Olivia Taylor 1, Jade Jett 1, Sophia Keller 1. Assists: Mia Fesser 7, Presley Lamb 5, Macee Eisenbarth 1. Blocks: Olivia Taylor 1, Jade Jett 1, Mia Fesser 1. Digs: Macee Eisenbarth 15, Delaney Keiser 14, Mia Fesser 7, Sophia Keller 5, Alex Pavolka 5, Presley Lamb 4, Jade Jett 2, Olivia Taylor 1.
Records: Nokomis (0-3).
Pool A (at Altamont HS): Altamont, Cumberland, Edinburg, Greenville
Pool B (at Altamont GS): Vandalia, Nokomis, Cowden-Herrick, South Central
Pool A Schedule
8:30 a.m. - Altamont vs. Cumberland
9:15 a.m. - Edinburg vs. Greenville
10 a.m. - Cumberland vs. Edinburg
10:45 a.m. - Altamont vs. Greenville
11:30 a.m. - Cumberland vs. Greenville
12:15 a.m. - Altamont vs. Edinburg
Pool B Schedule
8:30 a.m. - Vandalia vs. Nokomis
9:15 a.m. - Cowden-Herrick vs. South Central
10 a.m. - Nokomis vs. Cowden-Herrick
10:45 a.m. - Vandalia vs. South Central
11:30 a.m. - Nokomis vs. South Central
12:15 a.m. - Vandalia vs. Cowden-Herrick
Altamont Grade School Gym
1 p.m. - #4 Pool A vs. #3 Pool B
1:45 p.m. - #4 Pool B vs. #3 Pool A
2:30 p.m. - Seventh Place Game
3:15 p.m. - Fifth Place Game
Altamont High School Gym
1 p.m. - #1 Pool A vs. #2 Pool B
1:45 p.m. - #1 Pool B vs. #2 Pool A
2:30 p.m. - Third Place Game
3:15 p.m. - First Place Game