CM/Comfrey improves to 17-3 on the season with a 3-0 win over Redwood Valley

The surging CM/Comfrey Cougars improved to 17-3 on the season with an impressive 3-0 win over host Redwood Valley Monday night in non-conference girls volleyball action.

On a night where a nice crowd gathered to raise money for breast cancer research, the Cougars took the three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-14.

“I thought tonight was a really good three-set win for us,” Coach Beth Hill said. “Redwood came out strong, and we were able to outlast the burst and play consistent volleyball the whole night through.”

Makenzie Kerkhoff led the way with 11 kills and 13 digs, and Erica Bock added 11 kills. Abby Jemmings had a team-high 29 set assists and 13 digs, and Kylie Wersal added 20 digs. Natalie Lux finished with seven kills, Lexi Toll added four kills, Taylor Rose had seven digs, Jordan Kevelin added five digs and Katelyn Green had four digs.

“These girls are playing well as a team with our focus always being on team,” Hill said. “All the girls play well together and contribute to our success in their own way.”

Over the weekend the Cougars had a strong showing at the Subway Classic in Marshall going 4-1 to finish fifth out of 24 teams in the competitive gold division. The Cougars topped W/WG 2-0, KMS 2-0, Red Rock Central 2-0, RTR 2-1 (25-22, 19-25, 15-12) and fell to Worthington 2-1 (25-16, 22-25, 16-14)

in a tight match. Monday night for the Cardinals (10-15), Josi Kodet led the way with seven kills and was 9-of-10 serving with a pair of aces. Freshman Sydney Sommers also had seven kills, was 9-of-10 serving with an ace and added nine digs. Rose Frank pitched in with six kills, added two set assists and two digs, and Hailey Garman added five kills, two digs and an ace block. Nicole Stoen finished with four kills, and Ashley Wollin added three kills, three set assists, six digs and an ace block. Freshman Aubree Hicks led the team with 18 set assists and six digs, Paige Serbus added eight set assists and nine digs and Jenna Pendleton had a team-high 10 digs.

“Reality is we made too many errors to compete with a good team tonight,” Coach Andy Regnier said. “CM/Comfrey played very well, served well, received serve well, dug many hard hit balls and didn’t make too many errors. “We on the other had way too many mistakes and need to find it in ourselves to play every point with the intensity and communication it takes to be great.”