Lady Rockets off to strong start

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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The Roberts team with their 2nd place award at the Broadview/Lavina Tournament.The team this year consists of Kimberly Bear, Emma DeVries, Skyler Hess, Kenzie Pitts, Cassie Blair, Kelia Castro, Grayce Payovich, MaKayla Pratt, Bentley Bertolino, Korbin Harvison, Jermaine Kuntz. Head coach Melissa Bertolino and assistance coach Theresa Kosel.

The Lady Rockets have got into their groove quickly at the start of the season. 

They took 2nd place at the Broadview/Lavina Tournament, Aug. 31 losing a tight game to Huntley JV (25-20, 16-25, 9-15). Undeterred they then went on to defeat both Melstone and Reed Point Rapelje later in the week. 

Roberts defeat Melstone 28-26, 25-13, 22-25,21-25, 15-5 with Kimberly Bear putting in a good all-round performance and Bentley Bertolino excelling at assisting. Emma DeVries also had a remarkable game, making 25 digs. 

Stats: 12 aces (Kimberly Bear 4), 28 assists 28 (Bentley Bertolino 26), 44 kills (Bear 17), 4 blocks (Bear 3) and 80 digs 80 (Emma DeVries 25)

Against Reed Point Rapejle, the Lady Rockets won 25-19, 25-12, 25-8.

Stats: 9 aces (Kelia Castro 4), 22 assists (Bertolino, no number), 30 kills (McKenzie Pitts 14), 3 blocks (Bear 2), 28 digs (Bear 8).


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