Falcons beat Kingsland, R-P; showdown with Chatfield Thursday
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:56 AM
Last week the Fillmore Central volleyball team went on the road and picked up Three Rivers Conference wins over Kingsland (3-0; 25-12, 5-11, 25-7) and Rushford-Peterson (3-0; 25-7, 25-12, 25-18). The gals are now 18-2 for the season and 7-0 in the TRC.
Fillmore Central’s Tori Peterson follows her kill vs. Kingsland. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
The Lady Falcons will go head to head with Chatfield, also 7-0 in TRC play, Thursday night for the outright lead in the conference. Chatfield went 6-0 in the Decorah Tournament this past weekend.
In the win over Kingsland, Taylor Case and Leah Scheevel each had 10 kills, and hit .348 and .333 respectively. Morgan Malley (.500) and Sammi Bakke (.400) each had four kills with no hitting errors. Malley also had all 29 set assists for the Falcons.
Tori Peterson had a fine match, nailing 21 of 22 serves, with seven aces, eight kills and 8/8 in serve receive. Nobody had more than one serving error against the Knights: Case (4/4), Malley (10/11, 3 aces), Tayah Barnes (4/4), Larissa Armstrong (5/5), Bakke (11/11), Sara Schultz (8/9, 1 ace) and Paige Bennett (7/8, 2 aces). Bennett, playing in just one set, also had two kills and hit .500.
In the win over the Trojans, Fillmore Central had great balance at the net, with five players having eight kills, or more: Case (11), Peterson (8), Malley (8), Scheevel (10) and Bakke (8). In addition, the gals had great hitting efficiency: Case (.529), Malley (.435), Scheevel (.467) and Bakke (.368). Bakke also came up with 2.5 ace blocks, while Malley and Scheevel put back 1.5 each.
Malley had 35 set assists against R-P, and has 1,984 set assists in her career. She was expected to eclipse the 2,000 mark in the match against Kingsland on Tuesday.
The serve receive was also very effective, coming up with 36 of 37: Case (11/11), Peterson (8/8), Armstrong (5/5) and Sara Schultz (12/13).
In addition to the Chatfield match on Thursday, the gals also played host to Kingsland in a non-conference game on Tuesday and will travel to Byron on Saturday for a tournament.