Lady Tigers give Bolduan 200th win
By Jay Davis
The weather indoors was nearly as bad as the weather outdoors, but the Lady Tigers survived the conditions to beat Chamberlain 3-0 in Chamberlain on Saturday.
With the temperature in the mid-90s and no air-conditioning in the Chamberlain gym, three big fans were blowing air around to help with the conditions.
Coach Keri Bolduan said it made playing the game tough for both teams.
“There were so many fans blowing,” said Bolduan, “sets and serves were getting tossed around in the air.”
When all was said and done, the Lady Tigers beat the Lady Cubs 25-23, 25-17, 28-26, giving Bolduan the 200th coaching win of her career.
“It was nice to get it out of the way,” said Bolduan. “Those kinds of things are a plus, but now we can focus on what is going on right now, getting better and getting wins for the girls.”
In defeating the high winds, the Lady Tigers had 27 kills and 13 aces. Ellie Rabenberg and Kayleigh Henderson chalked up big numbers in both departments. Rabenberg led up front with 10 kills on 20 of 24 hitting and added three aces. Henderson led the serving, going 16 of 16 with six aces. She added six kills on 23 of 25 hitting. Becca Martin handled the setting, going 70 of 72 with 18 assists. Chelsy Hoffman chipped in with five kills, three assists and three aces. Aundrea Kramer and Maranda Wagner combined for 17 digs to lead the defensive effort.
“We had more mental mistakes than I anticipated,” said Bolduan. “But the girls pulled themselves together and came together at the right times.”
Abbey Handel led the Cubs with 13 assists, nine digs and two aces. Shelby Schindler had a team-leading 11 kills and three blocks. Kennedy Wagner added nine kills and eight assists.
Mobridge-Pollock improved to 2-0 with a 3-0 win over Standing Rock in Fort Yates on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Warriors 25-7, 25-10, 25-8.
The Lady Tigers had 26 aces, one more ace than Standing Rock had points on the evening. Alexis Frey led the way with 10 aces on 20 of 22 serving. Rabenberg had eight aces on 11 of 12 serving. Maranda Wagner added three aces.
Henderson and Rabenberg shared hitting honors with six kills each. Kylee Wagner added five kills to go along with two blocks.
Martin set the ball to the attackers with12 assists on 43 of 45 setting
The Lady Tigers now have a week off to polish up their game before the home opener on Tuesday. Mobridge-Pollock will host Eureka-Bowdle at Mobridge-Pollock Gymnasium with the first of three matches starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Tigers and Patriots have played 10 times since the Eureka-Bowdle co-op began and Mobridge-Pollock has won all 10 meetings. Mobridge-Pollock beat the Patriots 25-11, 25-14, 25-16 in Eureka last season. The Patriots are 1-3 to start the season.
Mobridge-Pollock (2-0) 25 25 25
Standing Rock (0-1) 7 10 8
Mobridge-Pollock: Serving 69-75, 26 aces (Alexis Frey 20-22-10, Ellie Rabenberg 11-12-8, Maranda Wagner 7-8-3); Setting 54-57, 14 assists (Becca Martin 43-45-12); Hitting 41-48, 18 kills (Kayleigh Henderson 11-11-6, Rabenberg 8-9-6, Kylee Wagner 12-14-5); Blocks 3 (K. Wagner 2, Henderson); Digs 6 (Henderson 3, M. Wagner 2.
Standing Rock: Serving 1 ace (Cherise Standing Bear).
JV Match: Mobridge-Pollock 25-10, 25-4.
Mobridge-Pollock (1-0) 25 25 28
Chamberlain (0-1) 23 17 26
Mobridge-Pollock: Serving 68-75, 13 aces (Kayleigh Henderson 16-16-6, Ellie Rabenberg 10-11-3, Chelsy Hoffman 13-16-3); Setting 100-102, 22 assists (Becca Martin 70-72-18, Hoffman 10-10-3); Hitting 75-94, 27 kills (Rabenberg 20-24-10, Henderson 23-25-6, Hoffman 6-11-5); Digs 36 (Aundrea Kramer 9, Maranda Wagner 8).
Chamberlain: Serving 57-69, 6 aces (Abbey Handel 2); Setting 84-94, 22 assists (Handel 40-43-13, Kennedy Wagner 37-41-8); Hitting 100-117, 29 kills (Shelby Schindler 11, Wagner 9); Blocks 8 (Illaria Giuli 5, Schindler 3); Digs (Sarah Knust 10, Handel 9).
JV Match: Mobridge-Pollock 25-11, 18-25, 15-6. C Match: Mobridge-Pollock 25-23, 25-23.