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Valmeyer Volleyball | Team of the Week

By on September 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

The Valmeyer Volleyball Team is this week’s Republic-Times Team of the Week. (Submitted photo)

The Valmeyer girls volleyball team is making a hobby of collecting trophies. The Pirates won its second tournament in a row on Saturday. Valmeyer (15-3) went undefeated in the New Berlin Tournament pool play and battled it out against Calhoun in the semifinals, taking the match, 25-23 and 28-26.

Valmeyer then handed West Central its first loss of the season in the championship game, beating the Cougars, beating the Cougars, 21-25, 25-15 and 25-21.

“The championship match was unbelieivable,” Kohnz said.

Valmeyer seniors Andi Inman and Paige Whipple also added a new medal to their collection. Inman was named to the New Berlin All-Tournament team while Whipple was named MVP. Both players also were awarded all-tournament honors in last weekend’s Benton tournament, where Valmeyer took the championship game, and are the Republic-Times Athletes of the Week.

To get an indepth look at Valmeyer’s run in the New Berlin Tournament, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Republic-Times – out Wednesday…

Last week, Valmeyer High School (9-2) won its fourth game in a row against Dupo (2-5) in what was a match full of long volleys against the much-improved Tigers, Valmeyer assistant volleyball coach Karla Bivins said. The Pirates won the first game easily, 25-8, and pulled out the win in the second game, 25-18. Valmeyer’s Sammy Sensel led all scores with 10 points alongside teammate Paige Whipple, who had 12 kills and four blocks. Tiffany Brewer had four blocks as well. Miranda Kaufmann had an impressive 25 assists for the Pirates and Andi Inman had nine kills and 12 digs.

Congratulations Pirates, keep up the good work!


Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.