Vermillion loses three to Harrisburg

Vermillion loses three to Harrisburg
On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Tanager volleyball teams entertained the Harrisburg Tigers at the VHS gym. The home teams were more than hospitable as they lost all three matches.

Varsity score: 18-25, 21-25, 21-25.

Individual stats: Michelle Olson accounted for 14 passes, 29 attacks, 13 kills, 8 digs, 8 service points. Also leading the way offensively was Kinsey Weydert who produced 18 set assists. She also had 15 digs, and 13 SP (2 aces); Ariel Hofman contributed 11 P, 16 D; Nicole Orr � 11 P, 4 D; Paige Prosser � 11 P, 10 D, 5 SP; Krista Froke � 20 A, 4 K, 4 D, 4 SP; Alicia Brown had 5 P, 17 A, 3 B, and 12 D along with 14 SP and 1 ace; Brittney Babb � 5 P, 8 A, 2 K, 5 B, 6 D, 6 SP; Brittni Stewart � 4 P, 16 A, 2 K, 6B.

Coach Lenni Billberg indicated disappointment in the loss but praised the effort in a very close three-game match.

JV score: 13-25, 23-25. Significant individual B team stats were: Raychel Lorenz � 9 assists, 1 D, 2 SP, 1 ace; DeNell Dykstra � 4 A, 2 K; Stacey Joy � 10 P, 3 D; Brittany Bye � 1 B, 6 D; Kristina Blythe � 11 D; Rachel Odens � 7A, 10 D.

Freshman score: 23 � 25, 19 � 25. Individual stats: Sara Kjose � 7 set assists; Kayla Gale � 7 kills, 7 digs, 1 ace; Angie Christensen � 1 blocks, 1 ace, 11 digs; Brianna Brinkman � 11 digs, 1 block, 5 kills; Justine Sorensen and Kelsey Osborn each had an ace.

"The girls improved immensely this season. Each player improved themselves, individually, but more importantly, they improved as a complete team," coach Bakke said. "This was a great group of girls and I enjoyed working with them."

The varsity team's season record is 10-12.

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