Volleyball team wins against Todd County and Lennox

Volleyball team wins against Todd County and Lennox
The Vermillion volleyball team hosted their season's first triangular last Tuesday night, Aug. 29, where they met the Todd County Falcons and the Lennox Orioles, in the VHS gym.

Scoring procedures are: Matches are three best of five games with rally scoring (every point counts, no matter the server) and the play ends when the leading team scores 25 or leads by 2 points after that.

In the sixth year for head coach Lenni Billberg's varsity there are seven senior, five junior players to form the 2006 season roster.

Match #1 pitted the Tanagers against the Falcons with a 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-18; 15-14, 3-2 victory for the Redbirds.

Stats for the Tanagers:

Serving: Alicia Brown – 12 SP, 5 aces; Kinsey Weydert – 25 set assists; Hitting (kills): Krista Froke – 20, Brown – 9; Brittni Stewart had 3 blocks; Defense (digs) Brown – 20, Weydert – 14, Ariel Hofman – 13, Froke – 12.

"This was a great comeback win," said coach Lenni Billberg. "It took us three games to get started, but the girls came through for victory."

In the match against the Orioles, the Tanagers accomplished their first seasonal triangular win 3-1 (25-11, 16-25, 25-15, 25-10). They were led by Krista Froke with 13 service points, 7 aces, and 11 kills. She was aided by Kinsey Weydert with 16 assists, 13 SP, and 3 aces. Also making major contributions were: Brittni Stewart – 7 Ks, 10 SP, 2 aces; Alicia Brown – 7 blocks, 18 digs; Ariel Hofman – 15 digs.

"This was another great win," Billberg said. "We played as a team and 'dug the stuffing out of the ball.' "

Season record is now 2-1.

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