It wasn’t the best of weeks for the Osceola volleyball team.
The Chieftains dropped two conference games last week, losing to Somerset 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23 Sept. 28 and falling to Baldwin-Woodville in five 14-25, 25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 15-12 Sept. 30.
“We played hard and improved on our statistics overall,” said Osceola coach Holly Johnson. “We just didn’t execute on big plays that cost us when we play good teams.”
Mallory Johnson posted a team-high 10 kills against Somerset with Julia Daniels adding nine. Camryn Maypark and Elise Viebrock added seven each.
Lauren Kremer registered 18 set assists as Mari Swanson chipped in with 13. Shelby Wiederin dug out a team-high 22 as Viebrock added 11.
Maypark recorded five total blocks, while Maddie Newton had five service aces.
Mallory Johnson recorded a team-high 16 kills against the Blackhawks. Viebrock was second with 10. Caysie Ward and Daniels each had eight and Hattie Fox posted seven.
Wiederin had 20 digs. Viebrock posted nine. Newton chipped in with seven and Swanson posted six.
Swanson chipped in with 28 set assists as Kremer added 13. Newton added two service aces.
On Oct. 2, the Chieftains competed in the Bloomer Tournament and went 1-3 on the day. They lost to Bloomer 25-20, 26-24, Chippewa Falls 25-11, 25-17 and Fall Creek 25-12, 25-11.
Osceola ended its day with a 27-25, 25-23 win over McDonnell.
“It was a great win since they beat us previously in the season,” Holly Johnson stated. “We executed beautifully this game, and serves were on point. It was a good end to a hard and mentally challenging week.”
Ward led the offense with eight kills as Mallory Johnson chipped in with six as Daniels added four.
Swanson recorded 13 set assists as Kremer added nine. Wiederin and Viebrock finished with four digs.
The Chieftains are now 2-2 in the Middle Border and 13-14 overall.