The Medford Tigers won the first two sets of their volleyball competition against host United South Central Rebels on Tuesday, September 13. However, the home side fought back to win the third set to hold the match.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, the Tigers prevailed in the fourth set to win the game 3-1.
The sets scores were 25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 25-14.
“It was a tough game against a good side from Medford,” said USC coach Joe Kuechenmeister. “I was proud of how our kids fought.”
The Rebels coach added that the Tigers have a faster pace on offense than his players have seen so far this year.
“By the time we got to Series 3, our kids were adjusting to their own pace better,” How did he.
According to Kuechenmeister, one of the areas where Medford was able to gain an edge over his team was serving and receiving serves.
“Medford could have been more attacking than us,” said Kuechenmeister. “That was really the story of the game.”
Although they couldn’t get the win, the USC coach shared that there were a lot of positives to take away from the game.
“We seemed to move and give up better defensively as the game went on,” he noted. “We also achieved the best percentage of the whole season, with far more victims than errors, so we will look to continue this trend at the net. Overall it was a good game to continue to build on and we look forward to our next outing in St. Clair on Thursday.
USC was led by Kendal Harpestad with 10 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Kiera Schultz added nine kills, five digs and five blocks while Kyllah Curry had eight kills, 12 digs, two blocks and one assist.
Eleny Korn led the team with 28 assists. She also had six digs. Madison Passer contributed four kills, one recovery and two blocks. Chloe Lutteke had three kills, three digs and a block and Molly Wegner had four digs.
After their game in St. Clair on September 15, the Rebels will travel to Mapleton on September 19 to face the Maple River Eagles.
Catch all the latest rebel volleyball action in next week’s edition of the Departmental register of Faribault.