Volleyball team has rough opening week

This article submitted by sarah Nelson on 9/10/96.

The Paynesville varsity volleyball team started the season with a rough week posting two losses.
On Sept. 3, the team played at Albany and lost in three games. On Sept. 5, the girls played their home opener against Sauk Centre and lost again in three games.
At Albany, nervousness seemed to play a key role in lack of communication among the girls. Krista Fuchs led the hitting with two kills in the first game, but it was not enough to keep the girls going. They lost the first game 15-5.
The second game didn't go much better then the first. The Bulldogs lost 15-2. By the third game, the girls started to pull things together with two ace hits from Steph Tangen, but ended up losing the game 15-7.
Thursday's game against Sauk Centre went much better with a total of eighteen ace hits and much improved serving. Michelle Glenz, Carrie Hemmesch, Tanya Lieser and Tangen each aquired three, four and five aces each. Jill Spanier played very well defenseively to help the team out.
The girls have a busy week in front of them with three road games. On Monday, Sept. 9, the team traveled to St. Cloud to challenge the Cathedral Crusaders. On Tuesday, they played against the Litchfield Dragons. Stats will be available in next week's paper. To finish the week, the team will travel to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday to take on the Thunder.

Paynesville 05 02 07
Albany 15 15 15

Statistics:
Serving:
Carrie Hemmesch 3-3, Sheri Lieser 1-2, Stephanie Mueller 3-3, Sarah Nelson 2-2, Jill Spanier 9-9, Sara Spanier 2-2, Steph Tangen 7-8;
Hitting: Krista Fuchs 5-6, 2 aces; Michelle Glenz 3-4; Hemmesch 2-4; Tanya Lieser 4-5, 2 aces; Tangen 7-9, 2 aces;
Tips: Hemmesch 2-2; Tanya Lieser 1-1; Tangen 0-1;
Blocks: Fuchs 1-1, 1 ace; Glenz 4-4, 1 ace; Hemmesch 1-1; Sheri Lieser 1-1; Tanya Lieser 4-4, 2 aces; Stacy Roberg 1-1, 1 ace; Tangen 4-4, 1 ace;
Assists: Hemmesch 1-1, Nelson 12-12, Jill Spanier 3-3, Sara Spanier 17-17, Tangen 1-1;
Digs: Fuchs 1-1, Glenz 1-1, Hemmesch 3-8, Sheri Lieser 2-2, Mueller 0-2, Nelson 0-1, Jill Spanier 3-5, Sara Spanier 1-1, Tangen 7-11.


Paynesville 05 13 08
Sauk Centre 15 15 15


Statistics:
Serving:
Sara Spanier 11-12, Jill Spanier 9-9, Tangen 8-10, Mueller 5-7, Nelson 4-4, Hemmesch 3-4;
Hitting: Fuchs 4-6, 1 ace; Michelle Glenz 11-14, 3 aces; Hemmesch 4 aces, Tanya Lieser 5-6, 4 aces; Mueller 1-1; Tangen 8-10, 5 aces;
Tips: Glenz 4, Lieser 2, Mueller 2, Tangen 1;
Blocks: Fuchs 2-2, Glenz 3-4, Hemmesch 1-2, Lieser 1-1, Mueller 1-1;
Assists: Mueller 3, Nelson 4, Sara Spanier 2, Tangen 2;
Digs: Tangen 3-6, Jill Spanier 7-9, Hemmesch 3-9, Glenz 6-6.

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