RC, NB 12U girls face off in volleyball

Submitted by Ruth Titus

The North Branch volleyball 12U team consists of, front row, from left: Abby Johnson, Sarah Hedberg, Lexi Torres and Abby Schulte; row two: Kylie Kline, Theres Abler, Emily Benedict and Lindsey Bunes; and the coaches are Brenda Schulte and Dawn Torres. Photos supplied

The North Branch volleyball 12U team consists of, front row, from left: Abby Johnson, Sarah Hedberg, Lexi Torres and Abby Schulte; row two: Kylie Kline, Theres Abler, Emily Benedict and Lindsey Bunes; and the coaches are Brenda Schulte and Dawn Torres.
Photos supplied

Rush City and North Branch 12 and under teams had the opportunity to play each other at the Monticello Volleyball Tournament on Jan. 19.

For the Rush City squad, comprised of fifth and sixth graders, it was the girls’ first games and tournament, and they were well played. The team took the first two games against Princeton (25-15, 25-18) before running neck and neck against North Branch and Pequot Lakes (20-22, 18-20).

In the North Branch-Rush City match-up, each team took the opportunity to tie the score. North Branch, which previously had competed in one other tournament, finally secured the win with scores of 27-25 and 25-23.

For the Viking girls, ranging in age from 8-12, they won their first match against Pequot Lakes (25-21, 25-19) before facing Rush City. North Branch then went up against Rockford, and the contest ended in a tie (20-14, 17-20). Game three was held to a 20-point maximum due to time constraints.

The Rush City volleyball 12U team includes, front row, from left: Allyson Rood and Amelia Thompson; row two: Victoria Campbell, Taylor Anderson, Taylor Voight and Katy Wiener; back row: Ellie White, Sara Gilbert, Mazie Hahn, Emma Sinell and Alexis Murphy; and at top is coach Eric Telander. (Not pictured: Katelyn Bauer and Rylee Gestson.)

The Rush City volleyball 12U team includes, front row, from left: Allyson Rood and Amelia Thompson; row two: Victoria Campbell, Taylor Anderson, Taylor Voight and Katy Wiener; back row: Ellie White, Sara Gilbert, Mazie Hahn, Emma Sinell and Alexis Murphy; and at top is coach Eric Telander. (Not pictured: Katelyn Bauer and Rylee Gestson.)

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