Otters ground Eagles 3-0Published 10:59am Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After an emotional win Monday evening, the Fergus Falls Otters were able to pick up an important Central Lakes Conference victory over St. Cloud Apollo in three sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) Tuesday night.
Fergus played a close game as they missed an uncharacteristic 12 serves to keep the Eagles close.
“There were times in the game that we were physically and mentally tired,” Otter coach Renee Erickson said. “We were a little step off tonight, but we were glad to get the win.”
Brianna Rasmusson had an all-around great game going 14 for 15 with five aces from the service line, 21 assists, 16 digs and seven kills.
Teammate Morgan Hensch aided in the attack as she led the Fergus players in kills with 11.
The Otters will look to bring the energy Thursday as they travel to take on the Brainerd Warriors at 7 p.m. in another CLC battle.
Tigers swept by hosting Rockets
UNDERWOOD — The Underwood Rockets picked up another Little Eight Conference win as they defeated the Rothsay Tigers (25-13, 25-8, 25-10).
Brianna Fitzgibbons led the Rockets from the service line going 22 for 23 with four aces, while teammates Kaitlyn Holen (14-15, three aces) and Karin Mortenson (10-10, three aces) also gave Rothsay fits on service return.
“We hit .477 as a team,and only made one receiving error,” Rockets coach Diane Ross said. “That makes me happy.”
“Underwood was a tough battle for us tonight,” added Tiger coach Heather Reber. “We didn’t serve recieve like we needed to.”
The Rockets remain unbeaten in the LEC and will travel to take on Brandon-Evansville Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., while the Tigers will look to get back on the winning track as they travel to Ashby Thursday for another 7:30 p.m. LEC battle.
Hornets sting Arrows in three sets
HENNING — The Henning Hornets made a clean sweep of the visiting Ashby Arrows Tuesday evening (25-13, 25-13, 25-6).
“We are still looking for that magical line up which will provide us with the flow we need to be successful in all six rotations,” Arrows coach Brenda Johnson said.
Baily Funkhouser and Alexis Ness led the Arrows in kills with 14, while the team was 29 of 30 from the service line.
The Arrows will look to regroup as they host the Rothsay Tigers Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Vikings lasso Cowgirls in three
PELICAN RAPIDS — The Vikings celebrated a homecoming win over the Breckenridge Cowgirls Tuesday night (25-15, 25-19, 25-23).
Pelican Rapids came out aggressively, winning the first two sets over a tough competitor.
Set three saw the home team battle back from 10 points down to claim a slim 25-23 set win and the match.
“I was proud of the girls tonight,” Pelican Rapids coach Heidi Isaman said. “It is never easy to beat a team twice and after not playing our best last week, we knew we had to find a way to click as a team again. The girls seemed to have a great time tonight was a great way to start our homecoming week.”
Alyssa Huseby led the Viking girls on the attack with eight kills, while teammate Lincoln Haiby had seven in the win.
The Vikings will travel to Glyndon to take on Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Chargers jolt Battlers
BATTLE LAKE — The Brandon-Evansville Chargers took a three set victory over the hosting Battle Lake Battlers Tuesday (25-21, 25-13, 25-23).
“We played a bit sluggish at times, but never dug ourselves a hole which was great to see,” Charger coach Kelly Olson. “I like our steady improvement as each week’s matches come. I also like how we are recognizing the small things we do that are holding us back from playing a full match at top form.”
Megan Friedrich led the Chargers with 10 kills in the game, while teammate Megan Kockett had 25 digs.
The Chargers will look to keep the ball rolling as they travel to take on Parkers Prairie Thursday at 7:30 p.m., while the Battlers will look to stop their losing skid as they travel to take on the Hillcrest Comets Thursday at 7:30 p.m.