The Geneseo volleyball team hosted the Geneseo Invitational and had Halie Clark and Maddie Mackey named to the All-Tournament team on Sept. 12.

The Geneseo volleyball team hosted the Geneseo Invitational and had Halie Clark and Maddie Mackey named to the All-Tournament team on Sept. 12.

Geneseo Invitational

The Leafs finished the tournament 1-4, winning the final match of the day over Hall in three sets 20-25, 25-11, 15-11.

In their first match of the day, Geneseo had Kewanee on the ropes but couldn’t finish off the win falling 18-25, 25-17, 15-13.

Dana Storm lead the team with seven kills in the match and Sydney Himmelman added six kills.

Clark set up the offense with 13 assists, and Kayleigh Kruger led the team in digs with 11.

Against Hall, Shelby Clary notched four aces to lead the team.

Storm, Himmelman and Mackey each had four kills, and Alaine Brucher led the team with eight assists.

Lily Gerth tallied five solo blocks for the Leafs.

Geneseo at Galesburg

The Lady Leafs overcame a slow start to defeat Galesburg 11-25, 25-23, 25-22 on Sept. 14.

Storm led the team with five kills’ and Mackey added another four kills.

Storm and Himmelman each assisted on four blocks, and Jenna Decker tallied two aces.

The Leafs’ Brucher and Clark gave the offense options with both players notching eight assists.

Mackey had the defense covered, finishing with 16 digs, and Kruger added another nine digs.

LaSalle−Peru at Geneseo

Geneseo held their own against a Cavaliers team which will contend for the NIB 12 title.

The Leafs fell 25-21, 25-19 against LaSalle−Peru on Sept. 15.

Geneseo had opportunities to pull ahead of L-P in each match, but the Cavaliers were able to sneak out the victory.

“It was nerve-wracking going into this game,” Geneseo coach Casey Komel said. “LaSalle−Peru is often the conference leader for volleyball. Coming away with a 25-21, 25-19 loss is still a win in my book. Compared to last year’s games, it was a huge improvement.”

Storm tallied three kills, and Mackey added another two kills.

Swanson sent back three solo blocks, and Brucher had five assists with Clark notching four more.

Brucher and Dani Clary led the team with seven digs each.

“I told the girls L-P is the conference champions,” Komel said. “That means we are competing. We are trying to beat Ottawa and beat Sterling. We were trying to beat LaSalle−Peru, but they have that goal in sight, now. They know it’s attainable.”