Tanager volleyball falls on hard times

Tanager volleyball falls on hard times
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Tanager volleyball teams fell on hard times in all three matches against Dakota Valley.

"The Lady Tanagers fought valiantly against the Panthers, however were just not able to overcome for a victory," said coach Lennie Billberg. "This match showed us that we are capable of anything if we come together. Our goal will be to improve our offense to make it more consistent off serve / receive."

Varsity score; 14-25, 25-19, 13-25, 12-25.

Individual stats: Michelle Olson accounted for 19 passes, 26 attacks, 9 kills, 7 digs, 8 service points, and 1 ace. Also leading the way offensively was Kinsey Weydert who produced 12 set assists. She also had 6 digs, and 14 service points (3 aces); Ariel Hofman contributed 10 P, 2 A, 10 D; Nicole Orr � 14 P, 5 D; Paige Prosser � 14 P, 6 D; Krista Froke � 20 A, 6 K, 3 B, 5 SP; Alicia Brown had 9 P, 18 A, 4B, and 16 D along with 10 SP and 3 aces.

JV score: 25-19, 20-25, 15-25. Significant individual B team stats were: Raychel Lorenz � 16 assists, 3 D, 11 SP, 1 ace; DeNell Dykstra � 17 A, 3 K, 12 P; Brittany Bye � 3 B, 19 D; Kristina Blythe � 16 D.

Freshman score: 23-25, 25-22, 15-9. Individual stats: Sara Kjose � 5 aces, 6 set assists; Kayla Gale � 8 kills; Annie Christensen � 2 blocks; Brianna Brinkman � 12 digs; Donica Crichton � 5 digs.

"After a hard fought battle, the first game, we came back in the second even more intense," coach Leah Bakke said. "We played great as a team on the floor, winning 25-22. We continued to play well but lost another close game. Kayla sparked us with her kills, and Brianna played great defense with her digs."

The varsity team's season record is 10-11.

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