On Tuesday (9/16) the home fans cheered for the 3-0 win over ACGC. Those cheers resonated still more on Thursday when the outcome was 3-1 over Yellow Medicine East.
Tigers 3, ACGC 0
The Tuesday scores show that Morris Area Chokio Alberta wore down the Falcons of ACGC. Scores were 25-18, 25-17 and 25-12.
Lindsey Dierks had three serving aces followed by these three Tigers each with two: Kayla Pring, Brooke Gillespie and Karly Fehr. Fehr was all over the court to produce her 34 set assists. Lacee Maanum and Gillespie each had an ace block.
Kourtney Giese and Gillespie topped the digs list, each with 12. Haley Erdahl had nine digs, Dierks 7 and Tracy Meichsner 6.
The all-important kills category had Maanum at the fore with her twelve. Pring pounded down nine kills, then we have a trio of Tigers each with six: Erdahl, Gillespie and Meichsner.
Kaitlyn Moore had five kills for the visiting Falcons. Maree Lee had 14 set assists. Taryn Reinke and Kendra Miller each had a serving ace. Miller came through with three ace blocks for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Payton Wilner had 12 digs.
Tigers 3, YME 1
The Thursday success at home pushed the Tigers' WCC record over .500 to 4-3.
The Tigers and the visiting Sting of Yellow Medicine East split the first two games. MACA was solid at the outset, winning game 1 by a 25-12 score. The Sting found some sting for game 2, eking out a 27-25 win over MACA. But YME would have no more winning spark. MACA took games 3 and 4 by scores of 25-15 and 25-11. Game, set, match!
Karly Fehr focused on getting that ball up for the focused spikers. She totaled 41 set assists. Brooke Gillespie took advantage of lots of those sets, pounding 22 kills at the beleaguered Sting. Lacee Maanum pounded 18 kills. Kayla Pring came through with eight kills.
Maanum, Pring and Tracy Meichsner each had one ace block. Gillespie had 20 digs followed by Riley Decker (11), Haley Erdahl (10), Lindsey Dierks (8), Maanum (7), Fehr (7) and Pring (5).
Several Tigers each came at the Sting with two ace serves: Erdahl, Pring, Gillespie, Fehr and Decker. Anika Mundal had one ace serve.
Jordan Hinz had six kills for the Sting. She also had three serve aces for the YME cause. Kalli Knudson tallied 18 set assists. Chyanne Sand, Rachel Johnson and Makayla Dyrdahl each had three ace blocks. Madison Hagert led the Sting in digs with 12.
Football: Tigers 33, Sauk Centre 28
The MACA gridders climbed to .500 with an exciting win over the Streeters of Sauk Centre Friday.
The sport of football found itself at the vortex of controversy last week. It's hardly surprising. There's so much money, attention, celebrity and power wrapped up in the pro sport, implosion has seemed inevitable for a long time.
Are you going to watch NFL football tomorrow (Sunday)? Test your conscience, please.
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