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By Cynthia Haggitt
COVID and sports seem to go hand in hand like bump, set and spike.Some of Calhoun High School (CHS) Volleyball team members got spiked with the infection.
“We got hit with the COVID pandemic last week and had to play without three starters,” Melissa Zipprich, CHS’s volleyball coach, said.” “We started out playing Father McGivney. We struggled with the new rotations and lost in two, 16-25 and 21-25.
Mckenzie Baalman had with five aces and Kate Zipprich had three kills.
Zipprich said the team played better in the 2nd game against East Alton Wood River. The Warriors won in two, 25-22 and 25-21.
Lacy Pohlman had nine aces, Kills Audrey Gilman had 10 and Kate Zipprich had five. The Warriors blocked and had some awesome digs during their sets. Kate Zipprich had one block and Jaelyn had eight digs, Lila Simon & Katie Matthews ended up with seven.
“Overall I’m proud of the girls during the tournament. We ended up getting seventh place out of 16 teams, which isn’t bad for one of the smallest schools in the tournament with a majority of Freshman starters.
Melissa Zipprich contributed to this article.