Battlers Volleyball 3-3 in Last Week’s Action

The Battlers went 3-3 last week. vs Ashby The Battlers defeated Ashby  3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25- 23).  The Battlers played very focused against the Arrows.  The Arrows played scrappy defense that kept the Battlers on their toes. The Battlers struggled passing which allowed Ashby to gain momentum in set three but Battlers finished strong and got the win.  vs Underwood Next up was Underwood. The  Rockets defeated the Battlers in straight sets (25-12, 25- 11, 25-14).  The Battlers started playing tight with the Rockets, but then the Rockets got on a roll.  The Rockets were too fast. The Battlers couldn't find any rhythm and played very flat.  Barnesville tourney Saturday the Battlers went 2- 2 at the Barnesville tournament and finshed in 4th place.    The Battlers defeated Crookston (17- 21, 21-11) and Win-E-Mac (21- 14, 21-19), but lost to Barnesville (15-21, 14-21) and Fertile Beltrami (20-25, 20-25). The Battlers started a little slow but gained momentum as the day progressed.  The Battlers played some of their best volleyball against Win-E-Mac and Fertile Beltrami.  The Battlers kept their errors down and played hard till the last point. Stats for the week: Allison Marso finished with 41 kills and 31 digs. Stacy Christensen had 43 kills, 15 digs and was 43/44 serving for the week.  Hailey Smith had 22 digs. Hayle Knudson dished out 71 assists while going 45/45 serving with 33 digs. Megan Blatti had 15 kills and 14 digs. Morgan Ness finished with 8 kills. Abby Bellig had 10 kills and 7 digs while Reice Amundson added 3 kills. Haley Olson was 33/34 serving with 18 digs while Kate Christensen was 26/26 serving with 21 assists.