Tigers volleyball plays Braham close, then downs Eagles

Alecia Meier prepares to go up for a kill as Summer Garr sets the ball in the home game against Braham. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

Even though the Tigers volleyball team put up a tough fight they fell to the Bombers before coming back to beat East Central last week.

Rush City hosted Braham in its first game last week and fought hard pushing the game to five sets. But in the end the girls lost 3-2 (25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 25-19, 10-15).

Seniors Mackenzie Sherrill had one ace serve, 13 kills and 11 digs; Abby Scherer, one ace and 19 digs; Sierra Shrun, 14 set assists and 10 digs; and Alecia Meier had hit nine kills and two ace serves.

The team served 92 percent.

“Even though it wasn’t the outcome we wanted tonight, the girls needed to see that it doesn’t matter the opponent, we are more than capable of winning,” said Coach Eric Telander. “We also took away some areas that we need keep working on in practice.”

Last Thursday the team traveled to Sandstone and got its first conference win against East Central in four sets 3-1 (21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 20-25).

Meier hit seven kills; Scherer scored two ace serves and made 12 digs; Shrunk made 17 set assists; and freshman Summer Garr smacked down seven kills and four ace serves.

“I was fairly happy with our performance up in E.C.,” said Coach Telander. “Although there were times where we are still shutting down and not communicating as a team. We have to continue working on that, and putting those mistakes in the past. The game moves too quick to dwell on one play.”

The Rush City volleyball team competed in an invitational at Ogilvie High School and lost to Sebeka 2-0 (20-25, 20-25), Milaca 2-1 (10-25, 25-23, 15-7), Aitkin 2-1 (25-21, 21-25, 8-15) and defeated Two Harbors 2-0 (25-16, 25-21) in pool play before losing to Milaca 2-0 (22-25, 14-25) in the finals.

The Rush City volleyball team has a 3-5 record. The team will host the Pine City Dragons at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 before traveling to Braham to face the Bombers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. The Tigers will then host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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