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Winhawks sweep Packer volleyball team

The Austin volleyball team had some early injury troubles as it lost to Winona (3-2 overall, 2-1 Big Nine) by scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 in Packer Gym Thursday.

Austin’s Teddi Eisenberg receives a serve in game one against Winona Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin’s Teddi Eisenberg receives a serve in game one against Winona Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The Packers (2-4 overall, 0-1 Big Nine) lost junior Lauryn Bell and senior Mary Willrodt to injuries in the first set.

Austin struggled on offense for much of the match.

“We struggled tonight on serve receive,” Austin head coach Cindy Owen said. “We had to play a lot of defense. We did do a very nice job of blocking.”

Austin stats: Amber Hansen, 2 points serving, 4 kills, 7 blocks; Awenia Nywesh, 3 points serving, 1 kill, 3 set assists, 2 digs, 4 blocks; Trinity Gray, 4 points serving, 1 kill, 3 blocks, 7 set assists; Teddi Eisenberg, 1 point serving, 2 kills, 2 digs; Kylie Dechaine, 1 point serving, 4 digs; Jordan McCormack, 1 kill, 1 block; Colie Justice, 2 digs; Caitlyn Kaercher, 3 digs

Austin’s Awenia Nywesh (11) and Amber Hansen (14) combine to block Winona’s Jenna Timm in game two Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin’s Awenia Nywesh (11) and Amber Hansen (14) combine to block Winona’s Jenna Timm in game two Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com