Tanagers claim conference volleyball title at Madison

Tanagers claim conference volleyball title at Madison by Jim Prosser On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Tanager varsity won the Big 8 Conference crown when they swept a three-game match in Madison 25-12, 25-19, 25-19. They had previous wins over Lennox and West Central.

"We continued our improvement in our passing and blocking in these three games as we kept up the pressure on them," said coach Lenni Billberg.

Stats for individual Tanager members were: Melissa Olson � 11 A, 6 K, 3 B, 2 D, 8 pos, 1 ace; Ellen Odson � 24 SA, 11 pos, 1 ace, 6 D; Britt Weydert � 10 P, 4 D, pos, 2 aces; Michelle Olson � 11 P, 20 A, 7 K, 3 B, 7 D, 10 pos; Annie Carlson � 10 P, 21 A, 10 K, 12 D, 11 pos; Heather Walker � 7 A, 3 K, 2 B, 3 D, 10 pos. Team season record, 9-8.

The JV won a two-game set 25-19, 25-13. Offensively, Krista Froke led the team with 7 for 7 and 3 kills; Paige Prosser and Becky Hanson each had 2 ace serves; and Kinsey Weydert had 9 set assists. Defensively, Brittni Stewart had 3 blocks and Alicia Brown had 3 digs.

The freshman team's results were: 25-12, 25-11 in the two-game match. Team leaders were: Alicia Brown � 4 D, 4 K; Brittany Bye � 2 D, 3 aces; Stacy Bottolfson � 4 aces; Rachel Odens � 4 K, 1 B, 6 aces; Raychel Lorenz � 15 set assists, 1 block; and Alexa Walker � 4 D, very good serve and receive passes, 1 block.

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