Lady Comets make a habit of winning


CELEBRATING AFTER A point are (from left) Gabi Perez, Madelyn Alton, Haley Hamilton, Maddi Tiangco, Taylor Lide and Emily Wolf. Photo by Kerry Shelley.

    It was a close call during Thursday’s match against Dwight, but the Lady Comet varsity volleyball team pulled off the win after three games.
    Reed-Custer dropped the first game by getting their score doubled, 25-12, but rallied back in the following two to win, 25-17, 25-21.
    “We had as many aces (10) as missed serves,” said R-C coach Kelly Van Duyne. “The  team stepped it up both offensively and defensively though.”
    Maddi Tiangco had an outstanding game with 12 digs, 12 serve receive passes and one block. She also added to the offense with four aces and two kills.
    Madelyn Alton led the team in kills with 11, and added eight digs, one ace and a block.
    Senior libero Emily Wolf chipped in as well, earning 13 digs, five kills and three aces.
    The Lady Comet junior varsity team also picked up a win, dominating Dwight  in two games, 25-14, 25-10.
    As a team they collected nine aces, while Shaelin Ruzich paved the way with seven kills.
    Abrey Ricketts led defensively with six digs and one ace.
Reed-Custer 25, 25,
GSW 15, 17

    It was a great night for the Lady Comets, as they kicked off the season with a home match against Gardner-South Wilmington.
    The varsity team came out swinging, walking away with a two-game victory.
    Senior outside hitter Madelyn Alton didn’t skip a beat from the past season, earning seven kills, five aces and 10 digs for the team.
    Her counterpart, Maddi Taingco chipped in with three kills, 16 digs and one block.
    “The win was really a team effort, and it showcased the whole team,” said Van Duyne. “Every player participated and contributed to the win.”
    At the junior varsity level fans were in for a nail biter where every point counted.
    The Lady Comets came out on top in two close games, 27-25, 27-25.
    Leading in kills were Taylor Toler with six, and freshman Shaelin Ruzich with four.
    Abrey Ricketts made her Reed-Custer debut as the starting libero, earning 17 digs and 18 serve receive passes.
    Kaylee Thompson, Brodie Thompson and Stephanie McGregor all earned two blocks on the night.
    The freshmen team started the night off with an interesting first game, winning 28-26, and followed that up with a 25-4 win in the second game.
    Maddi McPherson had 11 aces in the second game, along with five digs and one kill.
    Jenna Tiangco earned seven aces, one kill and seven assists.