Volleyball team has 3-0 loss at Dakota Valley

Volleyball team has 3-0 loss at Dakota Valley by Jim Prosser Last Thursday night, the Panthers from Dakota Valley hosted the Tanagers in North Sioux City and gave the visitors a 25-21, 25-23, 25-15 shellacking

The evening proceedings included a JV team 26-24, 24-26, 22-15 win; and the freshman team 25-21, 23-25, 15-9 win.

The coach for the C team is assistant Mandi Muller.

"The girls put in a great effort and did their best," she said.

Players cited were: McKinsey Weydert � 7 A, 10 SA, 14 POS, 2 aces; Annie Roche � 7 P, 13 A, 3 K, 11 D, 18 POS, 2 aces; Chelsea Gauer � 3 P, 5 A, 3 D, 9 POS; Kristina Blythe � 7 P, 4 D, 6 POS, 4 aces; Brittni Stewart � 11 P, 16 A, 9 K, 5 D, 9 POS, 5 aces. Season record, 6-9.

The JV is coached by assistant Jon Ruevers.

"This was a great victory in a hard fought battle, which was a roller coaster ride of emotion for the players (and coach)," he said.

Ruevers recognized the following players: Heather Walker � 17 service points, 5 aces, 3 K, 2 B, 16 D; Patrician Merrigan � 7 POS, 1 ace, 1 B; Paige Prosser � 7 K; Brittany Weydert � 4 K; Brittany Campbell � 18 SA, 10 D; Erin Austin � 10 D.

Season record is 9-8.

Head coach Lennie Billberg gave the following statistics for the DV Match: Colette Joy � 21 P, 15 A, 3 K, 12 D, 9 POS, 2 aces; Melissa Olson � 6 P, 15 A, 4 K, 2 B, 8 D, 5 POS; Ellen Odsen � 5 A, 2 K, 4 D, 13 SA, 7 POS; Jackie Thomas � 6 A, 2 K, 4 D, 4 SA, 10 POS; Michelle Olson � 7 P, 19 A, 4 K, 11 D, 8 POS; Annie Carlson � 22 P, 17 A, 4 K, 9 D, 8 POS.

The team was to entertain Harrisburg on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Season record is 6-18.

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