Gabi Wieck was a passing machine in Twin Rivers’ season opener on Thursday night, when she had 27 of the team’s 28 assists. Twin River defeated Osceola in four sets, 25-17,25-17,24-26,25-14.
Marissa Morris led the Titans in kills with 11.
Multiple Titans had aces during the game. Wieck had five, Morris and Eva Fehringer had three and Madison Ternus and Ashley Borowiak had two.
Ternus had a team-high 12 digs, followed by Kate Mohr with 10. Ternus also had to only two solo blocks for Twin River.
The next game for the Twin River Titans volleyball team will be at 2 p.m. today in Stanton (3-0).
Twin River went 1-1 in a triangular on Thursday, defeating Kearney Catholic, 4-2, in its first game, but dropping its second game to Aquinas, 5-2.
The game against Kearney Catholic was a defensive battle in the beginning, as neither team being able to drive in any runs. Following two innings, the game was still scoreless.
After being able to hold Kearney Catholic scoreless in the top of the third, the Twin River found itself in a precarious position with two outs in the bottom of the third.
Emilee Spitz was facing a 2-2 count, with a runner on second. Spitz then scored the first run of the game when she hit a deep fly ball to right field that allowed Irelynd Pearson to score.
Kearney Catholic tied it up in the top of the fourth, but Twin River kept its momentum from the previous inning, scoring two runs off a walk and a fielder’s choice to give it a 3-1 lead.
Twin River added one more run in the bottom of the sixth when Pearson grounded out, allowing Katie Paczosa to score and extending the Titans lead to 4-1.
Twin River then fell to Aquinas, but battled the whole way. It was tied 2-2 with Aquinas before giving up a three-run inning in the fifth that ended up being the go-ahead runs for Aquinas.
The next game for Twin River is at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Polk County at home.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com