After a tough loss to Maranatha Christian earlier in the week, the Rush City volleyball team ended its regular season with a victory over Ogilvie.
The Tigers fell to the Mustangs 3-1 (14-25, 19-25, 26-24, 19-25) on the road Oct. 15, though the girls served 94 percent as a team. Alecia Meier slammed down 12 kills, while Summer Garr scored seven kills and two ace serves. Abby Scherer recorded 20 digs, and Sierra Shrunk set up 12 assists.
“Tough loss tonight,” said coach Eric Telander. “We really needed this win for momentum and seeding reasons. It didn’t happen. The girls did not play to their potential at all. We have some work to do, and we have time to get back on track for the playoffs.”
The regular season ended on a high note when the team hosted Ogilvie Oct. 16 and won 3-1 (24-26, 26-24, 25-10, 25-10), while serving 96 percent as a team. Mackenzie Sherrill had eight kills and four ace serves; Garr had 10 kills and three ace serves; Scherer racked up 20 digs; and Shrunk made eight set assists.
“Once again we started out slow and continually were trying to come from behind,” said Telander. “For some reason in the third and fourth sets we turned it around. We still have things to work on, still have room for improvement. I would also like to say thanks and congratulations to all of our seniors for the years of dedication and hard work. We will miss you.”
The Rush City volleyball team ended the regular season in fourth place in the Great River Conference with a 8-4 conference record and 12-11 overall record. The No. 3 east section seeded Tigers will host No. 6 east section seeded Ogilvie (2-21) in the first round of east section play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The winner will face the No. 2 east seed McGregor (13-9) in a quarterfinal road game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A win in that game will send the Tigers to the section semifinal at the home of the east section high seed at 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 30.
The Section 5A Championship will take place at Pierz at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Check out Scoreboard Plus at ecmpostreview.com for updates and links to section brackets.