Tanager volleyball loses three to Harrisburg

Tanager volleyball loses three to Harrisburg
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Tanagers volleyball teams traveled to Harrisburg to face the Tigers at the HHS gym. The home teams were more than less hospitable as they won two of three matches

Varsity score: 21-25, 17-25, 21-25 and 18-25.

Individual stats: Kinsey Weydert accounted for 4 K, 2 B, 21 SA, 14 D, and 4 aces; Krista Froke contributed 12 K, 2 B and 13 D. Alicia Brown had 3 K, 4 B, 3 aces, and 14 D; Brittni Stewart – 6 K and 2 B. Also, Ariel Hofman had 12 D. Coach Lenni Billberg indicated disappointment in the loss but praised the effort in a very close four-game match. "Defensively we played well, but to win in the playoffs we need to find a way to use that 'put-away' punch,""she said.

JV score: 10-25 and 10-25. "I played everyone on the JV squad for this final match of the season," stated coach Lori Jerred. "Needless to say, they clobbered us!" Significant individual "B" team stats were: Sara Kjose – 11 Assists; Hannah Korcuska – 16 D; Alexa Walker – 4 K; and Justine Sorensen – 3 K.

The freshman won 2-0 with scores: 25-17 and 25-19.

Individual stats: Michelle Blythe – 8 set assists and 3 D; Sierra Allen – 7 kills, 7 digs and 4 blocks; Jennie Bye – 4 K, 2 aces and 5 D; Janine Gauert – 1 B, 1 K, 3 aces and 4 D; Molly LeCates – 1 K, 3 D and 9 SA. Sorensen and Kelsey Osborn each had an ace. Coach Kris Doty had these final comments: "The girls improved immensely this season. Each player improved themselves, individually, but more importantly, they improved as a complete team. This was a great group of girls and I enjoyed working with them."

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