'C' team wins Tanager Invite by Jim Prosser Vermillion High School�s new gym complex was the host last Saturday Jan. 26, when the �C� Team Tanager Volleyball Invitational was conducted using both gymnasiums as the freshman teams from eight schools competed.
The schools involved were assigned four in each of two pools and first round matches paired teams in their assigned pool. Each match was to be best two out of three games, and if a third game was necessary, rally scoring was employed. The participating schools helped to score the matches by furnishing a line judge and a score keeper.
The net judges and score board operators were supplied by the VHS sports department.
In pool N � the first match resulted in a 2-0 win for Elk Point-Jefferson over Beresford and the second went to Canton over Lennox 2-0. In Pool O, Vermillion defeated Dakota Valley 2-0 and Sioux Falls Christian topped Harrisburg 2-0. The winners from pool N then faced each other and their counterparts from pool O did the same. Following that, the winners played in the championship bracket and the losers played in the consolation bracket.
Second round results: Harrisburg defeated Dakota Valley 15-6, 15-13; Vermillion defeated Sioux Falls Christian 15-9, 9-15, 15-12(R); while Lennox defeated. Beresford 2-0, and Elk Point-Jefferson defeated Canton 2-1.
The seventh/eighth place game had Beresford beating Dakota Valley; consolation champ (fifth) went to Lennox which beat Harrisburg. Third place went to Sioux Falls Christian with a 16-14, 15-11 final over Canton, and the championship was claimed by Vermillion when they played an exciting three game match against perennial foe Elk Point-Jefferson 15-7, 5-15, 15-12 (R) for the Invitational winner�s plaque.
The coach for the C team, Angie Bjorkman, assessed her team�s performances.
�We were ?awesome� in every match.� she said.
Seeing action in most or all of the games were Brittany Weydert, Melany Porter, Theresa Dendinger, Erin and Kelsie Austin, Laura Aga, Annie Carlson, Jackie Thomas, Melissa Olson, and Ellen Odson.