Lady Tigers drop three, streak runs to five straight

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By Jay Davis

Chelsy Hoffman (9) and Kayleigh Henderson leap to thwart a kill attempt by Jadyn Gefroh of Linton-HMB. Henderson led the Lady Tigers with 10 kills and five blocks, but the Lions beat the Lady Tigers 3-0 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday. - Photo by Travis Svihovec -

Chelsy Hoffman (9) and Kayleigh Henderson leap to thwart a kill attempt by Jadyn Gefroh of Linton-HMB. Henderson led the Lady Tigers with 10 kills and five blocks, but the Lions beat the Lady Tigers 3-0 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday.
- Photo by Travis Svihovec -

The Lady Tiger losing streak went to five matches as they dropped three matches this week. The Lady Tigers were beaten 3-0 at Sully Buttes on Thursday, 3-1 at Potter County on Monday and 3-0 by Linton-HMB at home on Tuesday.
“We’re struggling right now,” said coach Keri Bolduan. “We played a lot better in Gettysburg on Monday, but tonight we weren’t moving and communicating. We were slow at the net.”

Linton-HMB
The Lady Tigers were never in the match against the North Dakota powerhouse Linton-HMB Lions. Linton-HMB jumped out early and won set one 25-10. The Lady Tigers kept it closer in set two but went down 25-18. The Lions pulled away again in set three for a 25-14 win.
Linton-HMB featured an offense that came from all points. The Lions had 44 kills. Nicole Nieuwsma had 15 kills, while four more players had at least six.
Kayleigh Henderson had a strong night for the Lady Tigers. Henderson had 10 kills on 17 of 18 hitting and defended the net with five blocks. Ellie Rabenberg added nine kills. The Lady Tigers were held to two aces. Aundrea Kramer led serving with a 13 of 14, one-ace night. Cassi Heumiller led setting with 16 assists. Maranda Wagner and Kramer led the back row defense with a combined 27 digs.
Taryn Schlosser led the Lions’ serving with five aces. Tiffany Gerving had 34 assists. Schlosser and McKenna Flyberg combined for 23 digs.

Potter County
Potter County ended a four-year, six-match drought against the Lady Tigers with a 3-2 win in Gettysburg on Monday.
The two old rivals fought it out all the way. After the teams swapped 25-23 wins, the Lady Tigers took a 2-1 lead with a 25-20 win. The Battlers tied the match with a 25-21 win and then nailed down the win by edging the Lady Tigers 15-13 in the rubber match.
The big three up front combined for 36 of the Lady Tigers’ 55 kills. Rabenberg was 39 of 46 with 17 kills. Henderson knocked down 12 kills and Kylee Wagner had nine. Heumiller and Becca Martin double-teamed the setting for a combined 39 assists. Chelsy Hoffman led setting with four of the team’s 12 aces. Maranda Wagner had a team-high 29 digs. Rabenberg had 21 and Kramer had 15.
Potter County countered with three players having double-digit kills. Alyssa Haberer had 14, Regan Everson 12 and Alli Lake had 10. Destry Nafziger added nine kills. Morgan Vander Vorst led all servers with five aces. Megan Schrempp had 33 assists and Tara Heuer had 23 digs.

Sully Buttes
Sully Buttes stopped a three-match losing streak to the Lady Tigers with a 3-0 win in Onida on Thursday. The Chargers handled the Lady Tigers 25-12, 25-22, 25-12.
Karlea Stahl had a big night for Sully Buttes. Stahl had 16 kills on 25 of 26 hitting, while adding three blocks, six digs and two aces.
Rabenberg led the Lady Tiger offense with nine kills. Kylee Wagner added seven kills and three blocks. Heumiller had 15 assists and Martin had 10. Martin led the team with two aces. Maranda Wagner had 27 digs.
Briana Hyde and Chloe Lamb backed Stahl up with eight and six kills, respectively. Kayla Nelson had 33 assists.

Time off
The Lady Tigers have a few days off to regroup and getready for a postseason run. They will get the rest of the week off before hosting Leola-Frederick next Thursday on Halloween.

Linton-HMB 25 25 25
Mobridge-Pollock (16-9) 10 18 14
Linton-HMB: Serving 10 aces (Tayrn Schlosser 5, McKenna Flyberg 3); Setting 37 assists (Tiffany Gerving 34); Hitting 44 kills (Nicole Nieuwsma 15, Jadyn Gefroh 7, Kaidra Larson 6, Flyberg 6, Morgan Holzer 6); Blocks 7 (Larson 2, Holzer 2); Digs 55 (Schlosser 12, Flyberg 11).
Mobridge-Pollock: Serving 40-43, 2 aces (Aundrea Kramer 13-14-1, Cassi Heumiller 4-4-1, Maranda Wagner 5-5); Setting 108-111, 21 assists (Heumiller 49-50-16, Becca Martin 35-41-4); Hitting 75-87, 26 kills (Kayleigh Henderson 17-18-10, Ellie Rabenberg 20-22-9, Kylee Wagner 14-20-3); Blocks 5 (Henderson 5); Digs 42 (M. Wagner 17, Kramer 10).
JV Match: Linton-HMB 25-23, 19-25, 15-13. C Match: Mobridge-Pollock 20-25, 25-14, 15-13.

Mobridge-Pollock (16-8) 23 25 25 21 13
Potter County (18-6) 25 23 20 25 15
Mobridge-Pollock: Serving 83-95, 12 aces (Chelsy Hoffman 19-20-4, Ellie Rabenberg 11-13-2, Aundrea Kramer 17-19-2); Setting 154-164, 39 assists (Cassi Heumiller 63-68-24, Becca Martin 70-72-15); Hitting 152-172 55 kills (Rabenberg 39-46-17, Kayleigh Henderson 43-45-12, Kylee Wagner 24-32-9); Blocks 4 (Henderson 2); Digs 70 (Maranda Wagner 29, Rabenberg 21, Kramer 15).
Potter County: Serving 95-106, 14 aces (Morgan Vander Vorst 15-20-5, Alli Lake 22-22-3, Destry Nafziger 16-18-3); Setting 132-132, 34 assists (Megan Schrempp 122-122-33); Hitting 157-184, 52 kills (Alyssa Haberer 30-32-14, Regan Everson 45-49-12, Lake 34-45-10, Nafziger 23-24-9); Blocks 2 (Haberer 1.5); Digs 95 (Tara Heuer 23, Everson 19).
JV Match: Mobridge-Pollock 25-19, 25-22. C Match: 28-26, 25-21.

Mobridge-Pollock (16-7) 12 22 12
Sully Buttes (16-7) 25 25 25
Mobridge-Pollock: Serving 51-56, 4 aces (Becca Martin 9-10-2, Aundrea Kramer 8-9-1); Setting 128-129, 26 assists (Cassi Heumiller 54-54-14, Martin 54-55-10); Hitting 99-114, 28 kills (Ellie Rabenberg 26-31-9, Kylee Wagner 24-29-7); Blocks 6 (Wagner 3); Digs 62 (Maranda Wagner 27, Kramer 10).
Sully Buttes: Serving 52-59, 3 aces (Karlea Stahl 16-17-2); Setting (Kayla Nelson 73-77, 33 assists); Hitting 69-76, 33 kills (Stahl 25-26-16, Briana Hyde 15-17-8, Chloe Lamb 20-21-6); Blocks 5 (Stahl 3, Katie Stier 2); Digs 18 (Stahl 6, Olivia Rausch 6).
JV Match: Mobridge-Pollock 2-1. C Match: Sully Buttes 2-1.

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