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Newell Fonda Prevails Over Alta Aurelia in Five

September 02, 2020 5:24am

The 13th-ranked in 1A Newell Fonda volleyball team took the final two sets in a five-set win over Alta Aurelia in Newell on Tuesday.  

Alta Aurelia led throughout the opening set, winning it 25-15.  The Mustangs never trailed in the 2nd set in a 25-22 win.  

The 3rd set featured six ties and ten lead changes.  Jenna Nielsen and Sierra Hill had huge kills late for the Warriors, as they took it 27-25.  Newell Fonda rebounded to win the 4th set 25-21, as they never trailed.  

Alta Aurelia started strong in the 5th, as they were ahead by as many as three points, including 9-6, but the Mustangs rallied, and a kill by Ella Larsen gave them the lead for good at 13-12.  Newell Fonda scored the last four points to win 15-12.  An ace serve by Ella Lynch proved to be the game-winner.  

Shea Lockin had 21 kills for the Warriors.  Maggie Bloom and Nielsen each had 13, as Alta Aurelia is now 2-1.  They play at Sioux Central on Thursday.  

Newell Fonda (2-1) hosts Southeast Valley on Thursday.