Humboldt volleyball drops regular season finale match at CGD

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Clarion, IA – Humboldt High School volleyball falls to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in the North Central Conference Championship match.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Humboldt Wildcats traveled to faced the Cowgirls of CGD in the final regular season game of the season. It was the home team picking up the win three sets to none.

The first set was dominate for Clarion-Goldfield who won 25-10 after starting of quickly with an 8-1 lead. The second set for Humboldt was just as slow of a start but they were able to get close by the end, still losing 25-19. The final sets was very close between the two teams and the Wildcats would lead by as much as three multiple times but the Cowgirls found a late run to get ahead and win the final set 25-20.

Leading the way for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows was their top offensive weapon in Morgan Middleton. She had a total of 25 kills on 66 attempts with six errors (attack percentage of .288). Clarion had a total of nine blocks as a team to help neutralize the Humboldt attack, six of those blocks were solo. Humboldt’s Jori Hajek and Kendal Clark each had eight kills to lead the team and Hajek had 23 digs.

A final stat report from this match can be found on Varsity Bound.

Following the loss Humboldt will end the regular season with a 30-3 record and 6-1 in the NCC. For the second straight season the Wildcats will finished second in the conference to CGD.

Next up for Humboldt will be the opening round of the postseason. The Wildcats will host Algona, who they have already beaten twice this season. First serve is scheduled for 7 pm on Monday, Oct. 19.