The Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated Waldron in sectional play at Hauser HS on Thursday, 10/22, 3-1 by the scores of 21-25, 13-25, 27-25, 14-25. Leading the attack for the Twisters was junior OH Hannah Moul with 8 kills on 29 swings for a 0.115. She was followed by Audrey Oesterling, 6 kills on 26 attacks, Julia Rees with 5 kills on 18 attempts, and Samantha Nobbe with 4 kills on 13 attempts. Nobbe led the team in serving with 3 aces and 14 recorded points on 22 serves. MacKenzie Corbin tallied 12 points on 17 serves with 2 aces while Moul and Elizabeth Fiutem added 11 points and 4 aces each on 16 and 19 serves, respectively. Fiutem provided 26 assists on 90 setting attempts with only 1 error for the match. Defensively, the Twisters recorded 59 digs and were led by Oesterling’s 13 digs while Harley Kidd, Nobbe, and Fiutem added 8, 7, and 7 digs, respectively.
“This was a good match for us tonight. We were able to secure wins in opening two sets. That allowed us to run a different lineup to get our reserves some additional court time in a sectional match and environment. We fell behind 9-3 in third set with a modified lineup, but did a very nice job of staying in contact working our way back into that set to take the lead at 24-22 before falling 27-25. That was a fun set to watch as the team stayed positive and challenged, even with a slightly makeshift rotation.”
With the win, OA improves to 9-25 and advanced to the sectional semi-finals to face the Rising Sun Shiners. However, Rising Sun got the best of the Twisters in 5 sets, 25-15, 21-25, 25-18, 29-31, and 15-8. “This is a special group of young ladies whose record doesn’t accurately reflect how they played the game. I’m very proud of them and all of their accomplishments.”
OA was led from the service line by Hannah Moul with 14 points and 7 aces on 24 serves. Elizabeth Fiutem added 13 points and 3 aces on 21 serves. Audrey Oesterling had 13 kills on 26 attempts hitting 0.385 for the match. Fiutem added 5 kills hitting 0.571 while Julia Rees and Maggie Bruns added 4 kills apiece on 25 and 15 swings, respectively. Fiutem handled the setting duties with 26 assists on 99 sets with only 1 error. Defensively, Dresden Lonergan had 16 digs while Moul added 13 with Oesterling and MacKenzie Corbin both recording 10 each. Moul and Oesterling, along with Danielle Koger handled the Shiner’s serves with 16, 15, and 8 receptions and only 8 total errors.
Oldenburg finished the year with a record of 9-26.
Congratulations on a great season girls!
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