Geneseo girls volleyball progressing

Claudia Loucks
Geneseo High School senior Hannah Copeland was named to the All-Tournament Team at the recent Macomb Volleyball Tournament

After a slow start this season, the Geneseo Volleyball Team stepped up in the Macomb Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 28, to make it to the silver bracket, taking home seventh place in a field of 16 teams.

After the tournament, Coach Casey Komel said, “Today it was really great to see the team gain more chemistry on the court. It seems we are finding our groove and are seeing some improvement implemented from what we work on in practice.”

The results: Total for the day: 3-2; WB6 0-0; Overall 3-4.

Vs. Macomb JV – Win – 25-21; 13-25; and 15-5.

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 4; Kammie Ludwig, 3; Emma Frank, 3.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 5; Alysia Perez, 5; Delainey VanRycke, 2.

-Aces – Lauren Johnsen, 6; Hannah Copeland, 1, Alysia Perez, 1.

-Digs – Delainey VanRycke, 8; Hannah Copeland, 6; Kylie DeJohn, 4; Kammie Ludwig, 4.

-Blocks – Hannah Copeland, 1 (solo); 1 assist.

-Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 1 (assist).

Vs. Elmwood – Win 25-17; 25-14.

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 6; Emma Frank, 4; Kammie Ludwig, 3.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 9; Alysia Perez, 5.

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 3; Alysia Perez, 3 Kammie Ludwig, 2.

-Digs: Triston Highton, 7; Kammie Ludwig, 4; Lauren Johnsen, 3; Hannah Copeland, 3; Alysia Perez, 3.

-Blocks: Hannah Copeland, 2 (assist); Kylie DeJohn, 1 (assist); Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 1 (assist); Emma Frank, 1 (assist); Maya Bieneman, 1 (assist).

VS. Lewistown – Loss 21-25; 25-14; 11-15.

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 9; Kammie Ludwig, 5; Lauren Johnsen, 5.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 11; Alysia Perez, 11,

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 4; Hannah Copeland, 2; Alysia Perez, 1.

-Digs: Triston Highton, 15; Hannah Copeland, 12; Delainey VanRycke, 9.

-Blocks: Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 2 (solo); Hannah Copeland, 2 (assist); Kylie DeJohn, 1 (assist); Kammie Ludwig, 1 (assist); Emma Frank, 1 (assist).

Vs. Rockridge – Loss 17-25; 28-30.

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 10; Lauren Johnsen, 3; Kammie Ludwig, 3; Emma Frank, 3.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 14; Alysia Perez, 6.

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 1; Delainey DeRycke, 1; Hannah Copeland, 1; Kammie Ludwig, 1; Alysia Perez, 1.

-Digs: Delainey VanRycke, 7; Triston Highton, 6; Hannah Copeland, 6.

-Blocks: Hannah Copeland, 1 (assist), 1 (solo); Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 1 (assist); Kammie Ludwig, 1 (assist); Emma Frank, 1 (assist).

Vs. Illini West – Win 25-15; 25-9.

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 5; Emma Frank, 2; Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 2.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 6; Alysia Perez, 4.

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 5; Alysia Perez, 2; Delainey VanRycke, 1; Hannah Copeland, 1: Kammie Ludwig, 1.

-Digs: Hannah Copeland, 4; Delainey VanRycke, 3; Triston Highton, 3.

-Blocks: Hannah Copeland, 1 (solo); 4 (assist); Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 1 (solo); 2 (assist); Lauren Johnsen, 1 (assist); Kammie Ludwig, 1 (assist).

Geneseo – Rock Falls on 8/24/21 – Lost – 17-25; 18-25.

The team opened their season on Aug. 24 with a loss to Rock Falls and Coach Casey Komel said, “With the first game on the books, we know what we need to work on. A lot of it is discipline on the court and I think once we achieve that, our consistency and confidence will progress to bring our team to the level we can succeed at.”

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 6; Alex Jones, 4; Kammie Ludwig, 3; Emma Frank, 3.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 11; Alysia Perez, 2.

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 1; Delainey VanRycke, 1; Alysia Perez, 1.

-Digs: Delainey VanRycke, 5; Hannah Copeland, 4.

-Blocks: Hannah Copeland, 1 (assist); Kammie Ludwig, 1 (assist).

Sophomores – Lost 11-25; 11-25; Freshman – Won 25-15; 25-18.

Geneseo – IVC – on UF. 26, 2021 - Lost – 20-25; 25-23; 13-25.

Coach Komel said the team looked “completely different” in the competition with IVC…”in the best way. There was a lot more energy on the court and a lot more consistency in our serve receive. IVC was a great team who challenged us to 3 amazing sets of volleyball.”

-Kills: Hannah Copeland, 6; Kammie Ludwig, 5; Aubrey VanKerrebroeck, 3.

-Assists: Lauren Johnsen, 12; Alysia Perez, 3.

-Aces: Lauren Johnsen, 1; Delainey VanRycke, 1; Alysia Perez, 1.

-Digs: Delainey VanRycke, 13; Hannah Copeland, 6.

-Blocks: Hannah Copeland, 3.

Sophomores – Lost 17-25; 25-23; 9-15; Freshman – Lost 12-25; 23-25