Lady Bulldogs outlast Parkston for win
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
The Madison Lady Bulldogs kept battling all night on Monday and earned a 3-2 victory over the Parkston Trojans in the Madison High School Gym.|
Madison won the first set 26-24 to gain the upper hand. The Trojans bounced back in the second set and won 25-19.
The Lady Bulldogs claimed a 27-25 victory in the third set to go up 2-1 in the match.
Madison got off to a great start in the fourth set and held a 14-6 lead. Parkston rallied back and outscored Madison 13-6, trailing 20-19 as they had the serve. A side-out by the Lady Bulldogs gave the home team a 21-19 advantage. The Trojans were able to deadlock the score at 22. The game remained close but Parkston was able to gain the win with a 29-27 score to knot the match at two.
"Parkston was a very scrappy team," Madison Coach Jill Kratovil said.
Parkston bolted out to an 11-5 lead in the fifth and deciding set. The Lady Bulldogs rallied back and outscored the Trojans 11-3 to pick up the win. Taylor Bird served the last two points for the Lady Bulldogs to gain the win.
"All I wanted to do was to get it over the net," Bird said. "Lately I have been more consistent at serving."
From the service line, Coley Stoller was 22-of-22 with two aces and Preslee Jorgenson was 18-of-20 with two aces. Mandy Engbrecht was 17-of-18 with two aces.
At the net, Stoller smashed down 22 kills while Jorgenson was close behind with 21 kills. Michaela Duff and Serena Hopf each had one solo block and four block assists.
Marisa Eimers had 47 set assists for the Lady Bulldogs. Bird led the team with 44 digs. Stoller accounted for 19 digs and Engbrecht added 17.
Laura Weiss had a huge night for the Trojans. She had 22 kills, 12 blocks and one ace. Hanna Heisinger had two aces, 12 digs and seven set assists.
"We had a lot of unforced errors, but we were able to pull through," said Kratovil. "Everyone who I put out there was ready to go, and they did a nice job."
Madison (18-10 overall) will host Tea on Thursday in the MHS gym with the varsity match starting at 7:30 p.m.
JVs add win
Madison won the junior varsity game 2-1 (26-24, 21-25 and 16-14.
Brenna Johnson was 11-of-11 from the service line with one ace and Hailea DeJong was 8-of-8 with one ace.
Roz Vanden Bosch smashed down five kills while Katie Neises had two kills. Sabrina Bloom and Libby Andresen each had one block.
Jordan Thompson had four set assists and Sydney Gustaf had one set assist. Emma Marsh led the team in digs with nine and Gustaf had seven.
Madison is 8-7 for the season.
Freshmen chalk up another win
Madison downed Parkston 2-0 (25-14 and 25-11) in the freshman match.
From the service line, Kaity Klosterman was 7-of-8 with four ace serves and Lyndsey Kessler was 5-of-5 with two aces.
Hanna Reinicke and Lily Monroe each had three kills. Paige duRandt and Julia Unterbrunner each had two block assists.
Monroe had three set assists and Liz Pauli had two set assists. Val Nowstrup led the team in digs with 11 and Claire Stoller had 10 digs.
Madison improved to 12-1 for the season.
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