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Volleyball teams struggle in tourneys

Posted 10/04/16 (Tue)

Volleyball teams struggle in tourneys

By Jody Michael
The Tioga and Ray volleyball teams bottomed out of invitational action Saturday.
Ray’s losses at Des Lacs-Burlington were 24-26, 25-19 vs. Linton; 25-20, 25-12 vs. Beulah; 25-13, 25-10 vs. Our Redeemer’s; 25-15, 25-22 vs. Park River; and 26-24, 25-15 vs. Watford City.
Tioga finished last in pool play at Washburn against Grant County, Garrison-Max and Drake-Anamoose, then lost tournament-round matches against Harvey-Wells County and Drake-Anamoose.
Pirates rally for 3-2 win
Tioga rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Nedrose, 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-13, 18-16), Thursday night at Tioga High School. 
Grace Ramberg led the team with six kills, followed by Leah Schmidt and Tehya Craig at five. Ramberg also had six of the team’s 14 service aces.
Nicole Postovit recorded 24 assists and seven digs. She also had four kills.
The Pirates fell Sept. 27 at Powers Lake, 25-9, 25-11, 25-11; stats were not reported.
Tioga’s matches this week are Tuesday vs. Trenton and Thursday in Crosby.
Ray dominates Stanley, Trenton
Ray cruised to a three-set victory (25-15, 25-15, 25-13) at Stanley on Thursday night to remain undefeated in District 16 action.
Marissa Veach’s 17 kills led Ray; she has been in double-digits in every non-tournament match so far this season. Kelsey Perdue spread out 33 assists, and she and Maari Dolan each had four aces.
Ray rolled through Trenton in straight sets  Sept. 27, 25-7, 25-9, 25-18. Veach led with 13 kills, three aces and one block.
The Jays were back at home Tuesday after press time to take on Divide County.
Thursday
Tioga 3, Nedrose 2
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th    5th
Nedrose    25    22    25    13    16
Tioga    18    25    23    25    18
Tioga scoring
Aces: Grace Ramberg 6, Leah Schmidt 4.
Kills: Ramberg 6, Schmidt 5, Tehya Craig 5.
Assists: Nicole Postovit 24, Schmidt 1, Craig 1.
Blocks: Abby Larson 3, Juli Christofferson 2.
Digs: Ramberg 8, Postovit 7.
Ray 3, Stanley 0
            1st    2nd    3rd
Ray            25    25    25
Stanley            15    15    13
Ray scoring
Aces: Maari Dolan 4, Kelsey Perdue 4, Savannah Boone 2.
Kills: Marissa Veach 17, Boone 6, Abby Hickel 6.
Assists: Perdue 33, Britne Viall 2, Hickel 1.
Blocks: Veach 2.
Digs: Dolan 19, Boone 14, Hickel 14.
Sept. 27
Ray 3, Trenton 0
            1st    2nd    3rd
Trenton            7    9    18
Ray            25    25    25
Ray scoring
Aces: Marissa Veach 3, Maari Dolan 3, Savannah Boone 3.
Kills: Veach 13, Abby Hickel 5.
Assists: Kelsey Perdue 23, Britne Viall 2.
Blocks: Veach 1.
Digs: Dolan 10, Hickel 9, Veach 5.
District 16 Standings
    District        Overall
    W    L    W    L
Ray    8    0    8    11
Kenmare    6    0    16    8
Powers Lake    6    2    10    4
Stanley    4    4    5    18
Divide County    3    5    10    9
Tioga    2    7    2    15
Burke County    0    11    0    13