Tanagers’ success continues with big win against Madison

Tanagers' success continues with big win against Madison
The VHS varsity volleyball team entertained the Madison Bulldogs, winning a four-game match with scores 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 25-14, for a 3-1 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the VHS gym.

The freshmen lost the C match 1-2, winning the first game 25-22, but losing 13-25 and 10-15. Coach Leah Bakke cited the play of Sara Kjose for her great defense in all three games.

"Justine Sorensen stepped up big in the second game," she added. "We let up in the last two games and couldn't find a way to finish."

Stats include: Becca Hawley � 2 aces; Sorensen � 4 Ks; Kjose � 3 assists and 7 D.

In the JV preliminary the junior varsity lost 2-1 by 17-25, 25-20, 11-25.

"We struggled with consistency. We had a slow start but played very well in the second game," coach Jerred said. "We just could not generate the offense we needed to win the match. Madison played a great defensive game against us."

Leading attacks � Rachel Odens, 2 aces; Stacey Bottolfson � 4 K, 9 D; Raychel Lorenz � 13 assists; Brittany Bye � 5 K, 2 B; Stacey Joy � 4 K; Kristina Blythe � 15 D.

Head coach Lenni Billberg was ecstatic about the match.

"Our best match of the year," she said. "Our girls did everything right � they blocked and defended. Our team defense accounted for an amazing 18 blocks and 102 digs. Michelle had her second straight double-double, and Brittni Stewart had the best game of her life! She accentuated our balanced offense and defense."

In the match � Michelle Olson registered 9 P, 2 B, 12 SP, 38 A, 11 P, 12 K, and 11 digs. Paige Prosser had 14 P, 11 D, 12 SP and 1 ace. Alicia Brown had 11 P, 24 A, 11 K, 5 B, 25 D, 23 SP, and 7 aces; Kinsey Weydert recorded 37 set assists, 17 SP, 2 B, and 10 D. Krista Froke had 33 A, 8 K, 10 D, 4 B, 15 SP; Ariel Hofman � 18 P, 18 D; Brittney Babb � 4 P, 14 A, 4 K, 6 D; Brittni Stewart had 19 A, 10 K, 3 B.

With the win, the team has a 9-8 season record.

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