GENEVA – Over 350 Geneva fans came to support the girls volleyball team for Thursday’s senior night match against Rosary
Behind Jess Wicinski (eight kills) and Hannah Buck (seven), the Vikings scored a 25-23, 25-11 sweep over Rosary in nonconference play.
The Vikings (21-9), rebounded from a challenge in the opening game to take early control of the second. Buck smacked a kill to provide a 16-5 edge in Game 2 before hitting a clever tip shot five points later.
“We all work together and get along really well, so that’s a big part of it, and we have a lot of fun,” Buck said.
Geneva senior libero Kelly Dalheim also had a strong game, collecting 13 digs. Jess Wicinski and Renner Burns each made great plays during Game 2, as well.
Wicinski shot an angular spike down the near side. Later, she teamed up with Burns for a block on Rosary’s Joanna Wedge, a momentum-shifting play that keyed a 10-0 Vikings run.
In Game 1, Bri Flagg and Wedge found holes in the Viking defense, but Geneva sprung into action, winning seven of the last 10 points.
“[Passing] is one of our strengths,” Vikings coach K.C. Johnsen said. “You never know what you are going to get. Sometimes, all of that emotion turns into positive energy and tonight it did so I’m really happy for our seniors.”