Viborg beats VHS Tanager volleyball team in close one The Vermillion volleyball team lost another close match when they faced Class B powerhouse Viborg last Monday night, Feb. 12.
The C team split its two-game match 15-13, 14-16.
"The girls turned on the power right away and dominated the first game," said Coach Jana Prasek. "In the second, they seemed to lose their concentration and didn't play up to their potential."
Preparation for the last match of the season on Thursday, Feb. 15 vs. Beresford will emphasize the need to play teamwork in order to reach the level they're capable of, she added.
Leading the ninth graders on offense were: Kayla Mollet � 6 aces; Delayna Gale � 5 aces and nine assists; Kat Redlin � five kills and two blocks. Other defensive members were Theresa Ring, Whitney Lawrernce and Nicki Nelson with three, two, and two digs, respectively.
The B team salvaged the winning match of the evening (14-16, 15-2, 16-14). JV Coach Chris Fehring recognized Tessa Tuetken and Dani Weydert for their 22 and 11 service points, 4 and 3 aces respectively.
"I was very proud of the great comeback and winning finish," Fehring said. "We came out a bit sluggish at first but gained momentum as we went along. Dani came in and served the last four points in the third game. The team never gave up until the match was completely over. They have a lot of heart. Now, we must prepare for our last match against Beresford."
Leading spikers were Karen Sorensen with 10 kills, and Morgan Hollingsworth with five. Assist leaders were: Tuetken with eight and Meggie Donnelly seven. Dru Vankley and Sorensen were leading blockers with two and one, respectively; and Allison Stewart led the defense with six digs.
Head Coach Kathy Reckling was somewhat satisfied with the closeness of the 14-16, 11-15 loss in the Viborg match.
"Great (wholistic) effort by Leslie Larson! I was proud of her offensive play at the service line and at the net," Coach Reckling said. "Fantastic poise and hustle was shown by Elly Kjose. We made great choices with a balanced attack but our hits were not landing."
Led by Larson with 10 service points, 4 aces, three blocks, and five kills, the team was aided by Elly Kjose with two kills, six digs and 16 assists. Also making major contributions were: Carrie Engstrom � 3 service points, 3 aces, and four digs; Nikki Mollet � two blocks, seven kills; Jaclyn Powell � 5 service points, 1 ace, 13 digs, and three kills . Also, Ashley Bjorkman had eight digs and four kills, and Tressa Olson had eight digs and 5 service points, 1 ace and one kill.
The varsity record stands at 16-9-2 (split).