After hosting Johnson-Brock last Thursday, the Lourdes volleyball team will play at Pawnee City on Tuesday and at Lewiston on Thursday.

After hosting Johnson-Brock last Thursday, the Lourdes volleyball team will play at Pawnee City on Tuesday and at Lewiston on Thursday.

Lourdes, 11-7, will play in the Pioneer Conference tourney next week.

The following is a recap of the Johnson-Brock game which came be found in the Tuesday News-Press.

The Lourdes volleyball team looked to be in position to add to its comeback legacy on Thursday, but Johnson-Brock ended up shutting the door to that victory with a four-set win by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, and 25-19.
After seeming to be a bit off of its game in the first and second sets, the Knight team rallied from an 8-3 deficit early in the third set, then withstood some adversity to close out the set and keep hopes alive.
Lourdes appeared to have won the set 25-23, but the ruling of a Knight point was over turned and a replay order was issued.
Johnson-Brock tied the set at 24-24, but Lourdes got the points it needed to win.
Coach Michelle Kreifels said she always talks to her team about enduring such adversity.
“We always preach that you can’t let the officials affect the game,” said Coach Kreifels. “They did a good job of staying committed to our game plan.”
The fourth set saw Lourdes own the early momentum with a 7-3 lead.
The score stood tied at 16-16 before Johnson-Brock forged a 23-18 lead on the way to a 25-19 final.
In looking back at the entire match, Coach Kreifels said most of the  Knight difficulties came down to struggles with serve receive.
“We tried to make some adjustments. We talked about the basics,” said Coach Kreifels. “It just wasn’t working well for us.
“We just couldn’t get in system enough to use all of our three hitters.”
Stat leaders for Lourdes were Karley Kreifels, 12 kills, 12 set assists and four service aces on 20-of-20 serving. She also had 22 digs and an ace block.
Laura Box had eight kills, an ace block and three assisted blocks.
Sam Heng had seven kills and 15 digs.
Aliya Dreiling had three kills and an assisted block.
Katie O’Neil had one kill, six digs, two ace blocks and five assisted blocks.
Maggie Funke had 13 set assists, one service ace and six digs.
Leah DeFreece had 12 digs. And Leia FitzPatrick had five assisted blocks.