The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


August 30, 2013

Steamy Win: Steamers open with victory


“I was going with whatever the team needed; they were doing a really good job digging everything up, and I just wanted to help them out.” Leonard said.

While Leonard had been spot-on all night with her kills, Lesniewski was battling her jump timing.

“I feel like I wasn’t hitting very good tonight,” Lesniewski said.

In the first game she was coming up too far over the top of her kills and kept sending them in the net, but her persistence and eventual success was a sample size of what the team was doing as a whole on the court as it fought and clawed its way to a 26-24 victory in the second game. The Steamers took their first lead at 24-23 on a block by Leonard. After Morrison tied the game, Fulton scored the final two points to end the match.

Fulton now will prepare for the next game against the Bureau Valley Storm next Tuesday night on Stan Borgman Court looking to build some momentum.

“It was a really good game; everyone had a good night,” Leonard said.

FULTON 25-26, MORRISON 17-24

Fulton statistical leaders

Kills — Betsy Leonard 7, Chelsea Lesniewski 5, Rachael Beiermann 4. Assists — Olivia Edfors 11, Beiermann 8. Ace serves — Beiermann 2, Edfors 2, Averi Leitzen 2. Blocks — Leonard 3, Bonnie Coleman 1. Digs — Leitzen 7, Marla Stoecker 4, Beiermann 4.

Sophomores — Fulton won 23-25, 25-15, 15-10.

Freshmen — Morrison won 25-24, 25-18.

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