MACA had its somewhat belated home opener in volleyball Tuesday (9/10).
The Tigers entered the night having won their two previous matches. Both of those wins came by sweep. But the Tigers got a dose of their own medicine Tuesday, getting swept by a Sauk Centre team that was not only undefeated, they may have benefited from having more matches under their belt.
The Streeters came out of Tuesday owners of a 7-0 record (3-0 in conference). The Tigers meanwhile slipped under .500 again, owners of a 2-3 overall mark and 2-2 in league.
The Tigers will strive to get back to .500 on Thursday, Sept. 12, in their second home match of the week. Fans are (especially) encouraged to wear orange for the match vs. the Montevideo Thunder Hawks. And, get ready for Homecoming! This coming Monday is coronation night and the parade will be on Friday afternoon. The new school year is in full swing.
Amanda Weir of the Streeters was a nemesis for the Tigers Tuesday. Weir came at the Tigers with 14 kills. Her mates Ali Peterson and Madison Moritz each had seven kills.
The setting pair of Katelyn Durbin and Amanda Kulzer combined for 34 set assists.
Chelsey Ehleringer and Haley Erdahl were the setting cogs for Morris Area Chokio Alberta. Ehleringer came through with 12 assists and Erdahl with eleven.
Beth Holland and Erdahl each had a serving ace. Holland was good on ten of her eleven serve attempts. Erdahl had 16-for-17 good/attempts numbers.
Hunter Mundal went 11-for-11 at the serving line. Three other Tigers "batted a thousand," as it were, as Terianne Itzen went eight-for-eight, Sydney Engebretson seven-for-seven and Ehleringer 12-for-12. The Tigers needed more serving aces.
Three Tigers each had two ace blocks: Lacee Maanum, Itzen and Engebretson. Holland was the busiest in the digging department, accomplishing 27 digs. Mundal had 20 digs, Itzen 17 and Ehleringer 11.
Let's proceed on to hitting: Paige Schieler was the premier force for MACA with her ten kills and 26 of 29 good/attempts numbers. Engebretson made a mark with her eight kills on 24-for-28 stats. Itzen attacked smoothly and she harvested seven kills on 32-for-40. Maanum had 22 good, 25 attempts and four kills; and Erdahl had nine good in as many attempts, and two kills.
Did you think I'd forget about the game scores? Sauk Centre won 25-20, 25-23 and 25-22.
Tennis: win vs. LQPV/DB
The singles category stood out for Morris Area Chokio Alberta tennis on Tuesday. The Tigers hosted the program that includes Lac qui Parle Valley and Dawson-Boyd. Propelled by success in three of the four singles matchups, the Tigers won 5-2.
Abbie Olson wielded the racket at #1 singles. She prevailed in a back-and-forth match. She took the first set 6-4, dropped the second 2-6 and rebounded to win 7-5 vs. Kylie Jahn.
Kaitlin Vogel went to work for MACA at #2 singles. Playing Kamryn Siedschlag, Kaitlin won 6-3 and 6-2.
Katie Cannon at third singles came out on the short end vs. Molly Hacker, 2-6 and 4-6. Fourth singles Tiger Maddie Hennen was quite in command vs. Ashtyn Oie, winning 6-3 and 6-0.
On to doubles: The #1 Tiger doubles pair of Carly Gullickson and Brittany Cardwell were in winning form over Mary Savoy and Courtney Hanson 6-0 and 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles it was Hannah Breeggemann and Annie Brandt wielding the rackets for MACA. Hannah and Annie defeated Karissa Jahn and Kris Frank 6-1 and 6-3. The No. 3 doubles tandem of Jessica Burks and Rachel Wagner came up shy vs. Kathryn Bratsch and Marissa German, 2-6 and 7-5 (with a 7-10 tiebreaker).
Anniversary of infamy today (9/11)
I'm writing this post on September 11, 2013. I remember showing up at the (now vacated) Morris Sun Tribune building on the morning of September 11, 2001, entering through the back which was typical, and being told a plane hit the World Trade Center (or "Twin Towers").
I remember being in New York City in the summer of 1972 and using my Kodak Instamatic to shoot a photo right from the base of the towers, which were at the time new and I don't think even fully implemented yet. It will be haunting to look at that photo.
Instamatics were the "camera for the masses" at that time and not real impressive. We're so spoiled today having digital cameras with quite fine quality, ease of operation and economy! Of course I don't have one yet. I always trail fairly far behind when it comes to technology. I use my Canon AE-1 35mm camera at Tiger football games. I feel rather like Paul Bunyan and his axe competing with the folks with chainsaws.
But I'm proud of my work.
I wrote a 9/11 remembrance post in 2011. Here is the permalink to that. Thank you for reading. - B.W.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org