MACA enjoyed more sweep success on the volleyball court on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Action was at the Melrose court. The Tigers continued their habit of winning by sweep. Scores were 25-15, 25-14 and 25-19. It was our 12th win of the season. It was yet another reason to feel happy during Homecoming week. Melrose has a .500 team.
Koral Tolifson came at the Dutchmen with two serving aces. Karly Fehr had another busy night setting, racking up 35 set assists. Brooke Gillespie was a force in hitting, on this night accumulating 16 kills. Jenna Howden and Ashley Solvie each had 12 kills. Karly Fehr contributed three kills and Nicole Solvie had two.
Gillespie and Karly Fehr each had one ace block. Riley Decker led in digs with 16, followed by Gillespie (15), Karly Fehr (10) and Tolifson (6).
The Tigers entered mid-week with an 8-0 conference record.
We tasted defeat for the first time this season. We fell to No. 2 Belle Plaine and No. 9 Kasson-Mantorville. Pool play saw us come out on the winning end vs. Cannon Falls and St. Croix Lutheran. We lost to Belle Plaine in pool. Then came the Saturday Silver Bracket chapter. Here we lost to Kasson-Mantorville and defeated Hill-Murray.
The event was a test for Karly Fehr in her setting specialty, and she produced 121 total set assists. Brooke Gillespie produced 39 kills and Jenna Howden had 37. Ashley Solvie led in ace blocks with six. Riley Decker's dig total of 75 was tops.
The visiting BOLD Warriors put up a strong challenge in game 2. But it was the orange and black owning the night. We survived that challenge to win 26-24. And in games 1 and 3, the scores were 25-16 and 25-9 with the Tigers dominant. We played up to the expectations for a No. 5-ranked team.
Karly Fehr darted around the court to produce 28 set assists. Jenna Larsen added two assists. Ashley Solvie batted two serving aces at the Warriors. Brooke Gillespie, Karly Fehr and Riley Decker each had one serving ace.
The hitting department saw Gillespie standing out with 14 kills, and Jenna Howden was another cog with eleven kills. The kill list continues as follows: Ashley Solvie (8), Nicole Solvie (5), and these three Tigers each with one: Karly Fehr, Larsen and Kirsten Scheldorf.
Ashley Solvie had two ace blocks followed by Gillespie, Larsen and Nicole Solvie each with one. Here's the dig list: Decker (15), Karly Fehr (13), Koral Tolifson (10), Gillespie (6) and Howden (6).
For BOLD, Makayla Snow had eight kills and one serving ace. Makenna Steffel had ten set assists. Four different Warriors each had an ace block: Steffel, Taylor Sagedahl, Brenna Weis and Elsa Skeie. Skeie had the team-best 13 digs.