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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)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sweeps and more sweeps: MACA volleyball

The Tigers extended their season-opening win streak to six on Thursday (9/15). The opponent was Minnewaska Area, here. The home fans cheered as the orange and black ran the table again: it was a sweep win over the Lakers. Sweeps are becoming a habit for coach Kristi Fehr's squad. We're a Class AA force. We're established among the elite of Class AA teams. 
Click on the link below to read about the following: the MACA football team's 33-13 win over ACGC (featuring Jacob Zosel), and the volleyball team's sweeps over ACGC and Benson. This post is on my companion website, "Morris of Course." Thanks for reading. - B.W.
Tigers 3, Minnewaska 0
Brooke Gillespie was in top form spiking the ball. She came at the Lakers with 13 kills. She was complemented in this department by Jenna Howden (six kills), Ashley Solvie (5), Jenna Larsen (5) and Nicole Solvie (4). Larsen achieved four ace blocks to lead in that department. Howden chalked up two ace blocks and Gillespie had one.
Riley Decker was tops in digs with 12, followed by Karly Fehr (8), Koral Tolifson (6) and Gillespie (5). In serving aces, Ashley Solvie set the pace with four, followed by Tolifson (3) and Karly Fehr (2). Karly facilitated the hitting attack with her 28 set assists.
The Tigers swept the Lakers with scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-9.
'Waska had no serving aces. Laker Taylor Amundson had 15 set assists. Abby VerSteeg led the visitor's spiking with nine kills while Ellie Danielson had seven. Amundson and Carley Stewart each had one kill. Danielson had an ace block.
Bailey Stewart led 'Waska in digs with 22, followed by Abby VerSteeg (16). Amundson and Stewart with eight each, and Makenzia Zemke with five.
Tigers 3, Montevideo 0
The Tigers' early-season success has attracted wide notice. Our high-flying volleyball team has soared to the No. 5 ranking in Class AA. We can certainly envision this team making the state tournament again.
Who can stop the Tigers? Montevideo certainly couldn't. Coach Kristi Fehr's team made the trip to Thunder Hawk country of Montevideo Tuesday (9/13). The first game was somewhat close: a 25-20 score with MACA getting up 1-0. MACA dominance accelerated after that. We won games 2 and 3 by scores of 25-17 and 25-11. Another sweep in the books. We took a 5-0 record into Thursday's home match vs. Minnewaska Area.
Riley Decker batted three serving aces at the T-Hawks. Bailey Marty sent one serving ace at the host foe. Karly Fehr submitted her usual hard work and proficiency in setting: 31 set assists. Jenna Howden was a force at the net, chalking up 13 kills. She worked in tandem with Brooke Gillespie whose kill total was eleven. Other contributors in hitting were Ashley Solvie (six kills), Nicole Solvie (4) and Jenna Larsen (1).
Howden executed two ace blocks and Ashley Solvie had one. Decker topped the digs list with 14. Right behind her was Gillespie with 13, then the list has Karly Fehr and Koral Tolifson each with five.
The Morris school calendar says there was a big cross country meet at New London-Spicer yesterday (Thursday). I cannot find any evidence it was held. I'm beginning to view the school calendar as being rather fallible. Let's just take one week at a time.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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