"You'll never get ahead if you don't take care of what you have." - Doris Waddell, RIP

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tigers sweep Lakers to begin 3AA-North play

The post-season is on for prep volleyball. The second-seeded Tigers of MACA got things going Friday night (10/24) with a home win. It was a sweep style of success.
Coach Kristi Fehr's Tigers turned back the Lakers of Minnewaska Area. Scores were 25-12, 25-11 and 25-20. The Tigers now own 18 wins on the season.
The next step on the tournament ladder will have them matched against Redwood Valley. Again the home court will be in use. Redwood Valley has the No. 3 seed. We're in Section 3AA-North. Tuesday will bring the semi-finals.
'Waska closes the books on its season with nine wins.
Montevideo and New London-Spicer are the other teams still going in the North sub-section. Those two squads will vie at New London-Spicer. The team to beat in this sub-section is New London-Spicer. The Wildcats can always be counted on to be strong in girls athletics. They're flying high in the volleyball campaign with a 23-5 record.
Morris Area Chokio Alberta enters further conquests with an 18-8 record, indicating we quite possibly have the tools to challenge New London-Spicer! Never bet against coach Fehr. Stay tuned. First we have to get past Redwood Valley, the same school whom our football athletes defeated on Tuesday. MACA football is facing NL-Spicer today (Saturday).
Two Tigers each had 12 kills in hitting in the Friday success. Lacee Maanum and Brooke Gillespie had identical hitting stats: 28 for 32 with 12 kills. Kayla Pring pounded down eleven kills on 24-for-25 in G/A. Haley Erdahl came through with four kills on nine of ten. Karly Fehr and Tracy Meichsner each added one kill to the mix.
Karly Fehr was in her usual prime setting role and she produced 35 assists. She also topped the serve aces list with three. She was a perfect 17 of 17 in serving good/attempts. Erdahl had two serving aces on 18/19 G/A. Maanum had an ace to go with flawless six of six in G/A.
"Libero" Kourtney Giese was eight of eight in serving. Lindsey Dierks was 17 of 18, Gillespie three of six and Bobbi Jo Kurtz one of one.
In digs it was Giese topping the list with 17, followed by Gillespie (12), Fehr (9), Dierks (9) and Erdahl (8).
Ariel Ostrander was all over the court for Minnewaska Area, leading her team in kills with eight, ace blocks with two and digs with 13. The Tigers had no ace blocks. Four Lakers each had one serving ace: Abby VerSteeg, Ashlyn Guggisberg, Kaylee Glover and Taylor Amundson. Amundson was the chief setter and had 14 assists.
I'd like to give MACA fans the heads-up that a song I wrote about Kirby Puckett in 1997 is now online. I invite you to give a listen by clicking on the link below. Thank you. - B.W.
 
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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