Wolfpack Netters Defeat Plainview, West Holt

ELGIN — Great teams take advantage of their opponent’s mistakes.
That’s exactly what D-1’s top-ranked EPPJ Wolfpack did Saturday.
After winning the first game against Plainview 25 to 13, EPPJ saw Plainview build an early lead in Game #2 and hold the margin for much of the way.
Trailing 14 to 10, EPPJ turned momentum in their favor by capitalizing on overpass errors by the Lady Pirates. In a 10 to three run, the Wolfpack recorded four kills on overpass errors. Paige Meis had two of the kills, Nicki Payne had one as did Baylee Wemhoff.
Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher said that was a turning point in the game and allowed the Wolfpack to gain some momentum to close out the match.
Calli Krebs closed out the game with a service winner as the Wolfpack improved their season-record to 13-0.
Against the Pirates, the Wolfpack were just 43 of 59 hitting with 21 kills. Elizabeth Selting led the way with eight kills, followed by Grace Henn and Amy Nelson with four apiece, Meis added two while Payne, Jordan Mescher and Baylee Wemhoff each had one.
The Wolfpack were 43 of 48 serving with three aces serves, one apiece from Krebs, Ally Wemhoff and Baylee Wemhoff.
Nelson made her presence known at the net with three solo blocks, Henn had one.
Mescher led the team in digs with four, Baylee Wemhoff had three.
The Wolfpack had 17 set assists in the match, led by Baylee Wemhoff with 10 and Ally Wemhoff with six.
Selting led EPPJ in serve receive with seven, Mescher had five and Krebs added two.
West Holt
The Plainview victory capped a sweep at a triangular EPPJ hosted. In the first match, EPPJ swept West Holt 25-13 and 25-9.
Against West Holt, there was little doubt from the onset who was going to win this match. In Game #1, the score was tied at five-all, then the Wolfpack proceeded to outscore the Lady Huskies 20 to eight.
The Wolfpack gained the upper hand with Henn, Nelson and Selting swinging away at the net. They also benefitted from strong serves as Krebs and Ally Wemhoff had ace serves in the opening game.
Game #2 was never in doubt as the Wolfpack bolted out to a 10 to six lead, the last point coming on a kill by Meis.
Mescher then served 12 points in a row, capitalizing on kills at the net from Elizabeth Selting, Grace Henn and Amy Nelson. During the run, Mescher had three ace serves.
Lydia Behnk came off the bench towards the end of the game to record her only kill of the match.
For the match, the Wolfpack was 41 of 45 hitting with 19 kills. Henn led the way with seven kills followed by Selting with six, Nelson had four, Lydia Behnk and Meis each had one.
From the service line, the Wolfpack were 47 of 48 with seven ace serves. Mescher led the ace parade with three, Ally Wemhoff and Krebs each had two.
Nelson led the team with two ace blocks, Behnk had one.
Mescher was again the leader in digs with six, Selting had three. Mescher also led in serve receive with seven, Selting had four. Ally Wemhoff finished with nine set assists, Baylee Wemhoff had seven.