Tanager volleyball team loses squeaker vs. Tigers

Tanager volleyball team loses squeaker vs. Tigers by Jim Prosser On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Tanager varsity lost a close, five- game match to the Tigers from Harrisburg, 23-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13, and 12-15 at the VHS gym.

"After a slow start, we really found ourselves in games three and four," said coach Lenni Bilberg. "Harrisburg is historically a team we struggle with � though, tonight, we gave them quite a run."

Stats for individual Tanager members were: Colette Joy � 32 P, 33 A, 13 K, 19 D, 2 POS, 4 aces; Melissa Olson � 37 A, 10 K, 4 B,5 D, 16 POS; Ellen Odson � 7 A, 14 D, 31 SA, 11 POS; Jackie Thomas � 16 P, 9 A, 15 D, 5 SA; Michelle Olson � 5 P, 32 A, 7 K, 13 D, 14 POS, 2 aces; Annie Carlson � 20 P, 36 A, 9 K, 21 D, 16 POS, 2 aces.

Team season record, 6-18.

The JV team lost a three-game match, 21-25, 28-26, 11-15.

Coach Jon Ruevers gave recognition to the following individuals: Heather Walker � 5 POS, 1 ace, 6 K, 1 B, 15 D; Brittany Campbell � 11 POS, 3 aces, 8 D, 10 SA; Paige Prosser � 13 POS, 7 aces, 5 K, 1 B; Brittany Weydert � 11 A, 3 K, 7 D; Erin Austin � 9 D, 6 P.

JV final season record, 9-9.

The freshman team won a three-game match, 25-20, 17-25, 15-7, and the individual stats were: Kinsey Weydert � 1 K, 1 B, 6 D, 10 SA, 23 POS, 4 aces; Annie Roche � 12 P, 14 A, 2 K, 10 D, 5 POS, 2 aces; Brittni Stewart � 8 P, 11 A, 4 K, 5 D; Chelsea Gauer � 4 P, 8 A, 4 K, 10 POS, 1 ace. C team season record, 7-9.

"Going into tournament play, this match showed how far we've come and just a short snippet of what we can do when all our guns are firing," Bilberg said.

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