Volleyball team beats Litchfield 3-0

This article submitted by Sarah Nelson on 9/17/96.

The Paynesville varsity volleyball team had an interesting week, starting off with a loss to St. Cloud Cathedral last Monday, Sept. 9. They picked the intensity up and won in three games against the Litchfield Dragons on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The week finished with a tough loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Starting off at Cathedral wasn't easy for the team. Hitting wasn't very strong and the chemistry just wasn't there. Stephanie Tangen led the team in hitting with four ace hits and Michelle Glenz racked up eight blocks.

On Tuesday, it looked like a completely different team out on the court. The girls really pulled things together and played very well as a team. After defeating the Dragons in the first two games with relative ease, competition picked up in the third game, but the Bulldogs pulled it off with a score of 17-15.

Krista Fuchs had six ace hits and Tangen also hit very well with seven kills. Tanya Lieser was a tough blocker, going 8-8 with three aces. Carrie Hemmesch served 22-24 with one ace.

On Thursday, the team traveled to Long Prairie. Losing a close first game 15-13, the Bulldogs felt the pressure. Things didn't go well during the second game, a 15-1 loss. After the Bulldogs won the third game 10-0, they knew they were still in this one. The girls were triumphant in the fourth, but lost the fifth game, 15-11.

Michelle Glenz was the biggest hitter for the Bulldogs, accumulating seven ace hits. Tanya Lieser also had four kills and four ace blocks. Jill Spanier, Stephanie Mueller and Carrie Hemmesch all played very well defensively.

On Monday, Sept. 16, the team traveled to Renville to match up against BDRSH. Last night, they play at home against Melrose.


Paynesville 11 06 06
Cathedral 15 15 15

Statistics:
Serving:
Carrie Hemmesch 6-7, Stephanie Mueller 3-3, Sarah Nelson 12-12, Jill Spanier 9-10, Sara Spanier 4-5, Steph Tangen 6-6;
Hitting: Hemmesch 3-4, 1 ace; Lieser 3-5, 1 ace; Tangen 6-7, 4 aces;
Tips: Hemmesch 1-1; Lieser 1-1; Tangen 2-2;
Blocks: Fuchs 3-3; Glenz 8-8; Tanya Lieser 3-3, 1 ace; Stacy Roberg 1-1; Tangen 1-1, 1 ace;
Assists: Nelson 4, Sara Spanier 3;
Digs: Fuchs 4-5, Hemmesch 18-24, Mueller 3-3, Jill Spanier 18-20, Sara Spanier 6-8, Tangen 13-17.

Paynesville 15 15 17
Litchfield 07 10 15


Statistics:
Serving:
Sara Spanier 6-6, Jill Spanier 11-13, Mueller 6-6, Nelson 16-18, Hemmesch 22-24;
Hitting: Fuchs 10-13, 6 aces; Michelle Glenz 6-8, 3 aces; Tanya Lieser 9-10, 1ace; Tangen 13-17, 7 aces;
Tips: Lieser 2-2, Tangen 1-1;
Blocks: Fuchs 5-5,1 ace, Lieser 8-8, 3 aces;
Assists: Nelson 4, Sara Spanier 4.
Digs: Jill Spanier 27-31, Hemmesch 14-19.


Paynesville 13 01 15 15 11
LP-GE 15 15 00 09 15

Statistics:
Serving:
Hemmesch 13-13, 1 ace; Sarah Nelson 12-12; Jill Spanier 20-21; Steph Tangen 23-24, 1 ace;
HItting: Stacy Roberg 8-8, 2 aces; Fuchs 6-6, 3 aces; Glenz 12-16, 7 aces; Tangen 12-15, 3 aces; Tanya Lieser 11-12, 4 aces;
Blocks: Glenz 7-7, 2 aces; T. Lieser 13-13, 4 aces;
Assists: Nelson 9; S. Spanier7;
Digs: J. Spanier 22-29; Mueller 15-17; Roberg 11-13; Tangen 22-28; Laura Mages 5-7; Hemmesch 28-33.

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