Vikings post win over Calvin Christian
Logan Brummel wasn’t literally a one-person wrecking crew in Hopkins’ volleyball matchup with Calvin Christian on Thursday, Sept. 28.
She did, however, do significant damage to the Squires’ chances of winning.
Brummel, one of four seniors on coach Terrie Wisser’s Viking squad, collected 31 assists 12 digs and two aces and the Vikings picked up an impressive 24-26, 25-10, 25-17 and 25-21 OK Silver Conference win at home.
“Logan had a very good night,” said Wisser after her team raised their league mark to 2-1 and overall to 17-10-2.
Not that Brummel was the only Hopkins player singled out by Wisser.
“We played like we expected to play as a team once we got engaged in the game,” Wisser said.
The Vikings were in excellent position to have won three straight sets after leading in the first game 19-12.
“We just didn’t finish like we should have,” Brummel explained.
Brummel and her teammates will be disappointed if Hopkins doesn’t have a very successful season.
“Our goal is first to take conference and then to win district,” Brummel said.
The Vikings’ lone league setback was recently to state-ranked and OK Silver favorite NorthPointe Christian in five sets.
“Hopefully we’ll get another shot at them at the conference tournament,” Wisser said.
Although a couple of freshman (Nicole Pitsch and Brianna Miller), a sophomore (Ashley Bultema) and four juniors (Macy Arndt, Madison Wyngarden, Kayla Martinez and Kennedy Helderop) have shined brightly on most nights, Wisser said it is Brummell and her classmates who have led the team. Those other seniors are Mikayla Bulich, Hailey Shank and Meghan Schulz.
“Our seniors have shown great leadership,” Wisser said.
Bulich contributed four blocks, three aces and 14 digs. Shank finished with a team-high 18 digs. Schulz mustered eight kills and five blocks.
The high-jumping Miller chipped in with 11 kills and three aces. The Vikings also received nine kills from Arndt and seven from Bultema.
“We have a lot of depth in all of our classes,” Wisser said.