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Bergan volleyball

Archbishop Bergan junior Haley Kempf (6) elevates for an attack during Saturday’s Centennial Conference Tournament match against Wahoo Neumann at Aquinas High School in David City.

The Fremont Bergan volleyball team struggled at the Centennial Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, falling to both Lincoln Lutheran and Wahoo Neumann in David City.

The Lady Knights fell to Lincoln Lutheran 25-18, 25-19 in their first match of the day, and were defeated by Wahoo Neumann 25-19, 25-23 in their final match of the tournament.

In the match against Lincoln Lutheran, the Lady Knights were led at the net by Lexie Langley and Allie DeGroff who each had 8 kills in the match. Langley finished with a hitting efficiency of .350, while DeGroff finished at .188.

Lincoln Lutheran was led by Beatrice transfer, Marriah Buss who finished with a kill efficiency of .484.

“This contest proved to be a battle of the outside hitters, and Buss really proved to be the difference in the game,” Bergan coach Sue Wewel said.

Bergan’s Allie Dieckmann also finished with 15 set assists in the match.

In the Lady Knights final match of the Centennial Conference Tournament, they took on another top-notch opponent in Wahoo Neumann. The Cavaliers proved too much for the Lady Knights, winning in two sets 25-19, 25-23.

“We knew going into this tournament that it was going to be a battle of very good teams straight across the board,” Wewel said. “We had our chances to win this match, but we just couldn’t pull it away at the end.”

Langley again led the Lady Knights at the net, finishing with 10 kill and a kill efficiency of .368, she also finished with 13 digs and two blocks. Haley Kempf added four kills and four blocks in the match and Meghan Dahlhauser finished with 11 digs.

Wewel was impressed by her teams serve receivers including Dahlhauser, Langley, DeGroff, and Kaia McIntyre as they only committed three errors throughout the match.

The pair of losses dropped Bergan’s season record to 15-5, and the Lady Knights continue their season in a triangular against Logan View and Oakland-Craig on Tuesday at Logan View High School.

“It was a disappointing day for us but it was truly some top notch competition and for the most part we played well,” Wewel said.

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