By Brett Hart
Although Amery's volleyball team forced Osceola into a grueling second game marathon, the Chieftains swept the Warriors in three games on October 3 in Amery.
Amery 8, Osceola 25
The Warriors fell behind early in the first set. After a 2-2 tie, the Chieftains went a on seven-point run and the Warriors never recovered, trailing by no less than six points the rest of the way.
Amery 29, Osecola 31
The second set was very different, however. Osceola claimed the early lead, but after two ties, Amery went on seven-point run for an 11-6 advantage. Amery appeared to be in good position with a 22-16 advantage, but Osceola put together a 6-1 run to pull to within a point, 23-22. Then the see saw battle began as the Chieftains took the advantage three more times, finally overcoming a 28-27 Amery lead for the victory.
Amery 12, Osceola 25
Osceola jumped out to a 6 point lead early in the third game. While Amery pulled to within three points, 10-13, on a Jenna Hendrickson tip, that was the closest the Warriors would get to the lead.
Mariah Waalen led the Warriors behind the service stripe, gathering 10 points, including one ace. She also had four kills on the night.
Hendrickson tallied a team-high nine kills while Ella Schmidt tallied four service points, four kills, a block and an ace.