Tanager volleyball busy with new season By Parker Knox
Sports Writer Following a busy season-opening stretch during which they were on a volleyball court somewhere six days out of 13, the Vermillion Tanagers can catch their breath a bit next week with only one dual match on tap. The Tanagers will make the short trek to Elk Point for a Tuesday dual match against EP-J.�? Their next home match will come on Sept. 22 against Wagner. Coach Lenni Bilbergâ�?�?s varsity claims a record of 2-2 in duals at this point after last weekâ�?�?s 3-0 sweeps over Lennox and Todd County and a 3-0 loss to South Sioux City. Vermillion won by scores of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-18 over Lennox.�? Sara Kjose was credited with 16 assists, four service aces, two kills and six digs.�? Bri Brinkmann pitched in with 16 digs and two aces.�? Ashley Ouellette contributed two kills, four digs and two solo blocks and three block assists.�? Jenny Bye had three kills, three digs and five block assists.�? Kayla Gale accounted for three kills, five digs, a solo block and two block assists.�? Sierra Allen had four kills, two aces and five block assists. The Tanagers got off to a strong start against Todd County, 25-11, then followed with a pair of closer games, 25-22 and 25-19, to earn the sweep.�? Gale scored eight kills, Justine Sorensen six, Ouellette five and Allen and Bye four each.�? Kjose, by far the teamâ�?�?s assist leader, recorded 22 this time around.�? Brinkmann led in the digs department with 25, and Elise Hughes Berheim had 10.�? Ouellette had four service aces and Kjose three. Vermillion played three competitive games in the South Sioux City loss, falling to the Cardinals 20-25, 18-25, 19-25.�? Kjose registered 13 assists.�? Gale had six kills and Bye five.�? Brinkmann led in digs with 15, followed by Allenâ�?�?s 12 and Byeâ�?�?s 11.�? Ouellette had two service aces.