Saturday, September 29, 2012
MACA girls turn back Monte, Lac qui Parle and BOLD
The Tigers won throughout this stretch. They nearly put away all three foes by sweep. Two of the matches were in fact sweeps. The orange and black cause prevailed 3-0 vs. BOLD at home on September 20. Then came a 3-0 triumph over Lac qui Parle Valley at LQPV on September 25. Most recently the Tigers bumped, set and spiked their way to a 3-1 win on September 27, away. That success was vs. Montevideo.
All this success nudged the overall MACA won-lost mark to 7-6. In conference play they sit at 5-2. The above-.500 feeling is nice going into Homecoming week.
Tigers 3, BOLD 0
Sydney Engebretson is building a reputation as a potent spiker. She helped propel MACA to this home sweep win by recording 18 kills. The Tigers downed the Warriors by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-20. They overcame the spiking of Warrior Carly Sigurdson who had 12 kills.
Engebretson posted good/attempts numbers of 31-36 in hitting. Paige Schieler was a force at the net too with 24 good in 27 attempts and six kills. MicKenley Nagel made her presence felt with 16-for-17 numbers and five kills. Katie Holzheimer pounded down four kills while posting five good in eight attempts. Nicole Strobel and Kayla Pring each had one kill.
Nagel went up to perform five ace blocks. Strobel, Holzheimer and Pring each had two.
Mikaela Henrichs was at the fore in digs with 21.
Beth Holland had the only ace serve while putting up 13 good in 14 attempts. Holzheimer, Chelsey Ehleringer and Pring led the charge in setting, scurrying around the court with great focus.
Tigers 3, Lac qui Parle 0
The Tigers performed their sweep magic again on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Vying at Lac qui Parle, the Tigers summoned dominating form again, downing the Eagles 25-13, 25-16 and 25-12.
Engebretson had "another day at the office" with 12 kills that helped dispose of the Eagles. She had 24 good in 27 attempts in hitting. Schieler came on strong with good/attempts numbers of 19-22, and her kill total was a robust ten. Nagel was perfect at 14-for-14 and her kill total was six. Holzheimer batted a thousand at nine-for-nine and she pounded three kills. Also contributing three kills was Strobel who had nine good in eleven attempts.
Nagel zeroed in to contribute five ace blocks. Strobel had four, and Holzheimer and Brooke Johnson each had one.
Henrichs had eleven digs on this night and her work was complemented by Holland who had ten.
Strobel was sharp at the service line as she produced four ace serves while going 16-for-18. Carlie Zimmel had one ace serve. Engebretson was a perfect 18-for-18 in serving.
Holzheimer and Ehleringer were the setting workhorses, both batting a thousand in terms of having "good" sets. Holzheimer had eleven set assists.
Lac qui Parle was led by Jordan Halvorson who produced six kills and three ace blocks.
Tigers 3, Montevideo 1
The Tigers' win on September 27 allowed them to retain third place in the conference race. They did lose one game but they triumphed in the other three, playing on the Montevideo Thunder Hawks' court. Game scores were 25-19, 25-18, 23-25 and 25-13. The Tigers are aiming to climb past Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre.
The Tigers' formula of relying primarily on Sydney Engebretson in spiking worked again. Engebretson hit the ball with elan and authority, accumulating 17 kills. Her good/attempts numbers were 39-42. Schieler was a hitting standout also with her 39 good, 42 attempts and 13 kills. Nagel's hitting produced numbers of 18 good, 20 attempts and eight kills. Strobel's stats: 10-for-11 and six kills. Holzheimer was a perfect 12-for-12 with two kills.
Nagel stuffed Monte with six ace blocks followed by Schieler and Strobel each with three.
Henrichs was focused to dig up the ball 30 times. Holland had 15 digs and Sadie Fischer ten.
Holzheimer and Ehleringer were smooth in setting up for the attack. Then we come to serving: Here, four Tigers each produced two aces and this list includes: Holland (18-for-18), Strobel (15-for-15), Henrichs (12-for-12) and Ehleringer (13-for-14).
Carlie Zimmel picked up an ace too. Cheer on Morris Area Chokio Alberta volleyball for Homecoming 2012!
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org