Arrows compete at Bertha InvitePublished 7:28am Monday, October 8, 2012
BERTHA – The Ashby volleyball team took a short handed squad on the road Saturday as they competed in the Bertha-Hewitt Invitational tournament.
The Arrows saw two starters stay back at home due to illness and have struggled with sickness throughout the week.
Ashby didn’t let that get them down as they took on Little Eight rival Battle Lake in the opening round. Ashby battled hard, but settled for a split with the Battlers 25-23, 17-25.
The Arrows saw their lack of depth play a toll as they dropped the next three games to Bertha Hewitt 2-0 (19-25, 12-25), Verndale 2-0 (22-25, 16-25) and Pillager 2-0 (23-25, 23-25).
The Arrows would split the next two games winning 25-13, 25-21 over Eagle Valley and falling 13-25, 21-25 to Eagle Valley in back-to-back matches.
Meg Roley and Bailey Funkhouser led the offensive attack with 33 and 27 kills, respectively.
Arrows will be on the road against Battle Lake Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.