HHS girls go 3-3 in own tournament

Humboldt's Larsen Bonnstetter soars above the net to score against Fort Dodge in the Humboldt Invitational volleyball tournament last Saturday, Aug. 27. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

A 3-3 record in their own Humboldt Invitational last Saturday (Aug. 27) wasn’t what Humboldt volleyball coach Kara Waldorf had in mind.
That said, Waldorf is using it as a learning tool going forward.
The Wildcats defeated Grand View Christian (21-13, 21-13), Fort Dodge (21-8, 21-15) and Spirit Lake Park (24-22, 21-15). Humboldt fell to South Central Calhoun (19-21, 17-21), Carroll Kuemper (21-14, 19-21, 12-15) and tournament champ South Hardin (16-21, 19-23).
South Hardin went 6-0 to claim the title with South Central Calhoun and Carroll Kuemper both went 4-2. After Humboldt at 3-3, it was Grand View Christian 2-4), Spirit Lake Park (1-5) and Fort Dodge (0-6).
“It was a rough day. We dropped a couple of matches that we should have won. We struggled all the way around with both passing and offense,” Waldorf said.
“It was a tough day but sometimes that isn’t always bad to expose our weaknesses and what we need to work on,” Waldorf said. “Looking for our seniors to step up their leadership and play. I’m very proud of our underclassmen that had to step in and help out.”
“Our main focus this week will be figuring out who needs to be in what spots to make the most aggressive and successful team as well as how we are going to improve our passing, increase our offense and become better blockers and defenders,” Waldorf said.
The Wildcats host Webster City on Sept. 1. Humboldt visits Clarion on Sept. 6. The Spencer tournament has been moved from Sept. 10 to Sept. 24.

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