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Teams await District 16 tourney openers Monday in Tioga

Posted 10/25/16 (Tue)

Teams await District 16 tourney openers Monday in Tioga

By Jody Michael
The Tioga and Ray volleyball teams begin their journey for a District 16 tournament title and Region 8 tournament berth Monday at Tioga High School.
Ray will face Burke County at 6 p.m. and looks for a second consecutive championship. Tioga plays at 7:30 p.m. against Powers Lake. The winners and losers will play each other in the second round Tuesday.
Ray earns victory over Tioga
Marissa Veach racked up 12 kills and Savannah Boone tallied 10 digs to lead Ray to a straight-set sweep of Tioga on Oct. 18.
Ray (13-15, 10-2 District 16) earned the win by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-9, snapping a four-match losing streak in the process. Ray held Tioga (5-21, 2-10) to 13 kills, while attacking with 33 kills.
Veach led all attackers with 12 kills, with Boone leading everyone with 20 digs. Kelsey Perdue tallied 27 assists, and Veach led the squad with five blocks.
Tioga leaders were Tayla Dean and Leah Schmidt in kills with three each; Schmidt, Nicole Postovit, Grace Ramberg and Juli Christofferson in digs with five each; Postovit in assists with 10; and Schmidt in blocks with five.
The Pirates defeated Trenton on the road Oct. 17, 23-25, 25-14, 25-10, 25-15; stats were not reported.
Ray drops match to Knights
The Jays fell to the Our Redeemer’s Knights (34-2) in straight sets Oct. 17, 25-17, 25-12, 25-13. Veach led the Jays offensively with 11 kills, having logged double-digits in 11 of 12 non-tournament matches this season. Behind her were Maari Dolan and Boone with five kills each. Boone dug the most balls for Ray, at 15.
Ray will be home Thursday vs. Trinity Christian after hitting the road to take on Parshall on Tuesday.
Oct. 18
Ray 3, Tioga 0
            1st    2nd    3rd
Tioga            10    12    9
Ray            25    25    25
Tioga scoring
Aces: Juli Christofferson 1.
Kills: Tayla Dean 3, Leah Schmidt 3.
Assists: Nicole Postovit 10.
Blocks: Schmidt 5, Dean 3, Christofferson 3.
Digs: Postovit 5, Schmidt 5, Grace Ramberg 5, Juli Christofferson 5.
Ray scoring
Aces: Maari Dolan 4, Kelsey Perdue 4, Savannah Boone 3.
Kills: Marissa Veach 12, Dolan 7, Britne Viall 5.
Assists: Perdue 27, Viall 3, Madison Daniel 1.
Blocks: Veach 5.
Digs: Boone 10, Perdue 8, Veach 5.
Oct. 17
Our Redeemer’s 3, Ray 0
            1st    2nd    3rd
Our Redeemer’s            25    25    25
Ray            17    12    13
Ray scoring
Aces: Britne Viall 1, Savannah Boone 1.
Kills: Marissa Veach 11, Maari Dolan 5, Boone 5.
Assists: Kelsey Perdue 25, Abigail Hickel 1.
Blocks: Veach 1, Boone 1.
Digs: Boone 15, Veach 12, Hickel 10.
District 16 Standings
    District        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Kenmare    12    0    27    9
Ray    10    2    13    15
Powers Lake    8    4    18    8
Stanley    6    6    7    24
Divide County    4    8    15    14
Tioga    2    10    5    21
Burke County    0    12    4    18
District 16 tournament (at Tioga)
Monday, Oct. 31
G1: (4) Stanley vs. (5) Divide Co., 4:30
G2: (2) Ray vs. (7) Burke Co., 6
G3: (3) Powers Lake vs. (6) Tioga, 7:30
Tuesday, Nov. 1
G4: G2 loser vs. G3 loser, 4:30
G5: (1) Kenmare vs. G1 winner, 6
G6: G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 7:30
Thursday, Nov. 3
Region qualifiers
G8: G4 winner vs. G5 loser, 4:30
G7: G1 loser vs. G6 loser, 6
Championship
G9: G5 winner vs. G6 winner, 7:30