Tanager volleyball team goes 1-4 at Luverne

Tanager volleyball team goes 1-4 at Luverne
Match #3 pitted the Tanagers against SW MN Christian.

"This team defended everything we threw at them and came on to defeat us 25-15, 25-19," said coach Billberg.

Stats for the match were: Orr � 7 P, 2 At, 14 D; Prosser � 9 At, 1 K, 4 D, 5 S, 1 A; Hofman � 7 P, 10 D, 5 S; Olson � 4 P, 4 At, 3 K, 11 D; Brown � 11 P, 10 At, 2 K, 13 D, 6 S, 2 A.

The fourth match was against the ladies from Blue Earth, a Minnesota power. Coach Billberg evaluated play: "This team served us tough and defended every return ball. Our blocking was adequate, however, our passing came back to haunt us, taking away any chance for a win."

The score was 22-25, 22-25.

Tanager stats were: Orr � 5 P, 1 At, 14 D; Prosser � 3 P, 4 D, 4 S; Hofman � 5 P, 10 D, 4 S; Olson � 7 P, 12 At, 4 K, 11 D, 7 S; Froke � 2 P, 17 At, 6 K, 2 B, 3 D, 8 S; Brown � 7 P, 12 At, 3 K, 13 D, 7 S, 1 A; Babb � 19 At, 3 K, 2 B, 4 D, 1 set assist; Stewart � 3 At, 1 K, 2 B.

In the final match, the Tanagers faced Edgerton and were soundly defeated 15-25, 19-25. The Tanager team defense had 47 digs and 36 passes while the offense had 13 kills and 2 service points. Individual standouts were: Hofman � 11 P, 10 D, 3 S, 1 A; Olson � 4 P, 12 At, 1 K, 7 D, 3 S; Brown � 10 P, 2 At, 1 K, 1 B, 11 D, 5 S, 1 A.

Further remarks from coach Billberg were: "We were 1-4 on the day, but we learned a lot about ourselves. Defense will continue to be our key for winning."

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