Cougars, Bearcats spirited in volleyball opener

AGWSR freshman setter Natalie Gerstein (13) reacts after putting down a tip for a kill against North Butler last week at Ackley. The Cougars won in four. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

ACKLEY – Neither team lacked for energy in this non-conference volleyball opener between AGWSR and North Butler.

However, it was a quick start for the Cougars that eventually proved to be the different as they took the four-set win over the Bearcats on Monday, Aug. 20 at Ackley, 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20.

AGWSR came out of the chute with a 5-0 lead in the opening set and had a 20-9 advantage before a little bit of a rally by North Butler to close out the initial game.

“After the two weeks of practice, we’ve never had this little of practice to start the season, they came out really excited and ready to play,” coach Stacy Drake said...

The full story is available in the Aug. 29 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.