Tiger volleyball grabs win on the road

Senior hitter Alissa Mell swings from the middle during a home match earlier this season.  Photo by Kat Ladwig

Senior hitter Alissa Mell swings from the middle during a home match earlier this season.
Photo by Kat Ladwig

The Tiger volleyball team traveled to take on and defeat Hinckley-Finlayson on Thursday, Sept. 19, winning in four sets.

Leading Rush City was sophomore hitter Summer Garr with 14 kills and five digs. Senior middle Alissa Mell recorded four kills while senior Jessi Bottomley and junior Kayla Nelson each added three kills. Bottomly also recorded 15 digs and one ace on the night.

RC gets 10-day break

Sophomore libero Sammi Herberg earned 14 digs and one ace, while sophomore Sydnie Sybrant led in assists with 13. She also added five digs.

Head coach Eric Telander said the win may not have been flashy, but they got the job done.

“It wasn’t a very crisp night,” Telander said. “It was a lot closer than it should have been, but we still came out with the win.”

Rush City came up with the victory following a tough loss to rival, Braham, at home just three days prior.

Telander attributes the slight mid-season lull to lack of varsity experience, but hopes to turn things around with 10 days between games.

“I think we’re showing youth a bit,” Telander said. “I wasn’t excited about the big break between games at first, but I think it will be a good thing for us to go back to fine-tuning some fundamentals and get everyone back on the same page.”

The Tigers are now 8-4 and travel to East Central for a 7:30 p.m. game.

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