Bulldogs go 2-2 at own volleyball tournament

Hampton-Dumont's Kaci Arjes reaches out to save a ball from dropping against Carroll Kuemper on Saturday, Oct. 6 during the Bulldogs' home tournament. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – Hampton-Dumont started out slow against two very good teams in its pool at the Bulldogs’ home tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6.

They finished well, taking the final two matches, both against one-win Belmond-Klemme to improve to 6-16 overall.

Falling behind early behind Roland-Story senior MaKayla Geise’s service run in which she tallied five aces to give the Norse a 15-7 lead, H-D rallied in the second set only to fall 21-14, 24-22 to a previously-ranked R-S team that owned a 22-4 record going in.

“I feel like we came out slow at our tournament Saturday and didn’t really see our best play at all that day,” H-D coach Kelli Showalter said...

The full story appears in the Oct. 10 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.