Volleyball team loses at SSC

Volleyball team loses at SSC By Jim Prosser The VHS varsity volleyball team had a tough loss to the Cardinals of South Sioux City, dropping all three games 14-25, 17-25, 21-25, on Thursday, Sept. 1 in the SSC minidome..

In the preliminary matches, the C team lost 0-2. Stats for the team: Brianna Brinkman � 4 aces, 4 digs; Angie Sorenson � 2 kills, 2 digs; Becca Hawley � 2 kills; Kayla Gayle � 3 assists.

"The girls looked much better all around for this match," said coach Leah Baake. "Defensively they played hard, but again, we can still make improvements. This team will continue to get better."

The junior varsity won 2-0, by 25-18, 25-20. Individual players for the match: Leading attacks � Stacy Bottolfson 3 K, 4 aces; Rachel Odens � 3 B; DeNell Dykstra � 3 aces; Raychel Lorenz � 22 assists; Stacey Joy � 5 K; Kristine Blythe � 8 D.

"The girls played great defense and worked well as a team," said coach Lori Jerred.

Head coach Lenni Billberg was disappointed with the varsity's performance.

"Passing, passing, passing! The Tanagers are in a passing rut. Facing tenacious top spin servers, our passing game fell apart," she said. "Brown and Froke had solid games at the net, putting back many SSC attacks."

Michelle Olson registered 8 P, 6 A, 3 K, 2 D, 6 POS; Ariel Hofman � 9 P, 4 D, 7 POS, 11 D; Krista Froke � 10 A, 3 K, 3 D; Alicia Brown � 9 P, 6 A, 3 K, 5 B, 12 POS, 2 aces; Kinsey Weydert � 10 assists, 5 POS, 4 D; Nicole Orr � 9 P, 3 D; Brittney Babb � 8 P, 8 A, 1 K, 2 D, 3 POS, 2 aces; Paige Prosser � 4 P, 6 A, 1 B, 1 POS.

Note: Key to abbreviations; P = pass, A = attack, K = kill, B = block, D = dig, SA = set assists, POS = points on serve.

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