Nashua-Plainfield volleyball

Nashua-Plainfield’s Abbi Hauser (13) and Makenzie Foelske go up to block a tip attempt by West Central’s Bryleigh Rouse during the second set of Tuesday night’s Class 1A regional tournament match.
Nashua-Plainfield’s loss Tuesday night in the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament may have ended its season but the Huskies’ coach believes it also showed just how far her team came this year. “We didn’t quit, we showed a lot of fight and anyone who saw our first match of the season knows how...
A Libby Fisher kill attempt sails past two defenders  for a Nashua-Plainfield point in the one set the Huskies claimed against North Butler.
Nashua-Plainfield’s volleyball team — especially its freshmen — continued to make solid strides last week as the Huskies battled Top of Iowa Conference rival North Butler before falling in four sets and went 1-2 at the Dunkerton Invitational on Saturday. Coach Amber McCall’s team fell to the...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Abbi Hauser goes up for a block attempt while teammates Libby Fisher and Brianna Bienemann keep a close eye on the ball during a match played earlier this season.
Nashua-Plainfield got so many things out of its home tournament Saturday that coach Amber McCall didn’t know where to begin. The Huskies got their first win of the season. They put together their first winning streak of the season. And they got an opportunity to play a “deciding” set, not once, but...
Nashua-Plainfield senior Brianna Bienemann bumps the ball during a match played earlier this season.
Nashua-Plainfield’s volleyball team knew the challenge presented by its first Saturday tournament was going to be, in a word, brutal. It was, and while the Huskies remained winless on the season after dropping five matches at the Aplington-Parkersburg Invitational, coach Amber McCall believes her...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Abbi Hauser receives a serve during a match played earlier this season.
Amber McCall doesn’t like to lose so her Nashua-Plainfield’s volleyball team’s 0-4 record gnaws at the Huskies’ coach. But — and this is a big but — McCall saw plenty of progress last week as the Huskies got their first set wins of the season in a 3-2 loss to Northwood-Kensett and a 3-1 loss to...
One of Nashua-Plainfield’s best weapons this season has been the ability of setter Sydney Hansen to come up with tips for kills.
    For a few moments — OK, maybe more than a few — Nashua-Plainfield coach Amber Carter was thinking about sending out an all-points bulletin to find her volleyball team last Tuesday.    But the Huskies “returned” on their own to finally put away West Fork 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 10-25, 15-10 in both...
During a match played earlier this season, Nashua-Plainfield’s Miranda Crabtree watches teammate Britney Holthaus make a great effort as she dives for a dig.
     Britney Holthaus and Sydney Hansen never wavered, even as the two Nashua-Plainfield senior volleyball players endured a five-win campaign last season and a 2-10 start this year.     The two played key roles on the Huskies’ runs to the Corn Bowl Conference championship in 2014 and the Top of...
Nashau-Plainfield’s Miranda Crabtree comes up with a dig at the Huskies’ invitational tournament.
    Two weeks ago, the Nashua-Plainfield volleyball season seemed to be going nowhere.    The Huskies were 2-10 and mired in a nine-match losing streak and hadn’t won a single set during the skid.    My oh my, how things have changed.    After taking second at its own invitational on Sept. 16, the...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Morgan Kapping puts down a spike during the championship match against Denver Saturday.
    The losing streak — thanks to a three-set loss to Osage — had reached nine and Nashua-Plainfield was coming off “homecoming week” as it prepared to take on Valley Lutheran in the opening match of its invitational.    Coach Amber Carter’s advice to her Huskies? “Fake it until you make it.”    It...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Meghan Wright bumps a ball during a match played earlier this season.
    To say Nashua-Plainfield endured a tough volleyball week would be an understatement.    The Huskies not only dropped seven matches, but they had to deal with a key injury and the absence of another one of their senior leaders.    The Huskies dropped a Top of Iowa Conference East Division match...

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