Cardinals pick up more volleyball wins

The Staples-Motley volleyball team traveled to Bagley for a win on Sept. 16, lost to a good Park Rapids team on Sept. 19, then placed third in their home tournament on Sept. 21.

The Park Rapids game was a chance for Staples-Motley to see how they stack up against one of the top teams in the area.  The Cardinals didn’t give themselves a chance in the first set by hitting a lot of serves out. They got off to a lead in the second set, but PR came back strong to lead at 18-17. Bella Martin then served seven straight points, with Tabetha Allen scoring on spikes, tips and blocks, along with Aubrey Brandt getting one kill. Another Allen tip finished off the set. For the next two sets, Staples-Motley couldn’t keep up with the power or the consistency of PR, and although they kept fighting hard, they allowed a few runs that they couldn’t get back.

In the home tournament, the Cardinals were 2-1 in pool play, then lost to Royalton in the playoff round.

Team results

Staples-Motley 3, Bagley 1 - 24-26, 25-14, 25-22, 25-10

Alix Peterson; dig-1, kills-8

Mackenna Bjerga; aces-4, digs-9, assists-41, kill-1

Tabetha Allen; digs-4, kills-18, block-1

Aubrey Brandt; aces-6, digs-12, assist-1, kills-6

Morgan Becker; digs-2, kills-12

Bella Martin; aces-2, digs-17

Ava Schneider; digs-7, assists-2, kills-6, block-1

Libby O’Neil; Ace-1, digs-5. assist-1

Heidi Lombard; digs-23, assists-3, kill-1

Brooke Heldman; Ace-1, dig-1

Staples-Motley 1, Park Rapids 3 - 14-25, 25-23, 16-25, 13-25

Bjerga; digs-2, assists-16, block-1

Peterson; dig-1, kills-3

Allen; digs-5, kills-14, blocks-5

Brandt; Ace-3, digs-11, kills-2

Becker; dig-1, kill-1

Martin; aces-2, digs-7

Schneider; digs-4, assists-2

Lombard; digs-12

Bo Erholtz; kills-2, blocks-2

Leah Bestland; Ace-1

Staples-Motley Volleyball Tournament

S-M 2, Isle 0 - 25-15, 25-15

Bjerga; digs-10, assists-14

Peterson; digs-4, block-1

Allen; Ace-1, digs-3, kills-13, blocks-2

Brandt; digs-5, kills-3

Becker; dig-1, kills-2

Martin; aces-4, digs-7

Schneider; digs-3, assists-2

Lombard; digs-7

O’Neil; digs-2  

Bestland; Ace-1, dig-1

Heldman; block-1, dig-1

S-M 2, Swanville 0 - 25-10, 25-15

Bjerga; aces-2, digs-3, assists-13

Peterson; kills-5

Allen; kills-7, blocks-3

Brandt; Ace-1, digs-10, kills-2

Martin; digs-9

Schneider; dig-1

Lombard; Ace-1, digs-15

O’Neil; digs-2

Bestland; aces-2, dig-1

Heldman; dig-1

Erholtz; kill-1

S-M 1, St. Cloud Apollo 1 - 25-19, 11-25

Bjerga; digs-10, assists-13, kills-2

Peterson; digs-3, kills-5

Allen; kills-4

Brandt; digs-11, kill-1

Martin; Ace-1, digs-3

Schneider; digs-3, kill-1

Lombard; digs-6, kill-1

O’Neil; Ace-1, digs-6

Erholtz; dig-1, assist-1, kill-1

Bestland; digs-2

Heldman; digs-3

S-M vs Royalton

S-M 0, Royalton 2 - 16-25, 19-25

Bjerga; dig-1, assists-15

Peterson; kills-4

Allen; digs-2, kills-8

Brandt; Ace-1, digs-7, kills-3

Martin; Ace-1, digs-4

Schneider; aces-2, digs-7, kill-1, block-1

Lombard; digs-4

O’Neil; dig-1

Erholtz; kill-1, block-1

Bestland; dig-1


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