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Shanley falls in five sets in state volleyball

Friday, November 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Jordyn Stroup, center, and Reile Payne of Fargo Shanley block against Mandan during their quarterfinal match of the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Minot. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor


MINOT, N.D. - Down 2-0 to Fargo Shanley, Mandan had to dig deep.

All-around ace Olivia Moe, one of seven Mandan seniors, had a better remedy for the Braves.

“We knew we could do it, we just had to get our heads out of our butts,” said Moe, very politely. “We have a very senior-heavy team. We try not to get too high or too low but getting down 2-0 wasn’t part of the plan.”

After Shanley took the first two sets 25-19, 25-20, Mandan’s march back included dominating wins in the third (25-12) and fifth (15-2) sandwiched around a competitive fourth frame (25-22).

“I just don’t think we were playing our game. We were passing poorly, they were serving aggressive, we just were back on our heels,” Mandan coach Anna Folk said. “We just kind of put our heads down, starting chipping away at it and decided we didn’t want to lose tonight. It was a great effort by the girls.”

It was all Mandan in the final set.

Shanley had four early errors. When Lakyn Darras blasted down a kill it was 6-1 and the Braves were on their way.

Megan Zander caught fire in the final two sets. The UND basketball recruit had a team-best 12 kills and a match-high four blocks. Moe stuffed the stat sheet with nine kills, 11 digs and match-high three aces.

Fargo Shanley got big performances from Reile Payne and Grace Meier, both of whom posted 15 kills. Jordyn Stroup dished out 36 assists for the Deacons, who play Jamestown at 3 p.m. on Friday.

“It was two good teams having a great five-set match,” Shanley coach Curt Johnson said. “I’m proud of how we played. Our kids competed really, really hard against a very good team and we just came up a little bit short tonight.”

FS (kills-blocks-aces): Klieman 0-0-3 (10 digs), Stroup 3-0-1 (36 assists, 14 digs), Huber 3-2-0, Payne 15-1-1, Manuel 0-0-0 (11 digs), Meier 15-1-2, Mathison 1-1-0, Heinrich 0-0-1 (11 digs), Friederichs 8-5-0, Giauque 0-0-0 (18 digs), McAllister 1-2-0.

M: Weian 0-0-1 (22 assists), Walters 7-1-1 (16 digs), Moe 9-1-3 (11 digs), Zander 13-7-2, Darras 9-5-0, Tweten 9-5-0, Harris 1-0-1 (27 digs), Leingang 4-4-0, Gustavsson 2-0-0 (22 assists). 







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