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Tigers drop opener to B-B-E

Karly Fehr goes up for a tip during the season opener against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Monday, Aug. 25 in Morris.

The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta Tigers dropped their home opener 3-0 to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Monday, Aug. 25 in Morris.

Kristi Fehr is at the helm in her second season coaching the Tigers. After a 19-6 record and making it to the Section 3AA finals in 2013, Fehr has high hopes for this years team as well.

The Tigers return only three starters from last season: Lacee Maanum who, last season, contributed 168 kills and 35 blocks, Kayla Pring who tallied 45 kills, and Haley Erdahl who had 21 kills and 315 assists.

"Although we lost seven seniors who all had a key role on last year's team," Fehr said, "I feel that we will have a solid team this season, too."

With both teams having holes to fill in their lineups, the Jaguars of B-B-E appeared to have the upperhand, overcoming early deficits in all three sets to top the Tigers of MA/C-A 3-0 in the prep volleyball opener for both teams. The Jaguars won 25-19, 25-15, and 25-22.

B-B-E’s Kinlee Swanson was in prime form with 11 kills, six ace serves, and eight digs. Ashley Trustheim also played well, finishing with six kills, three blocks, and five digs.

MA/C-A’s Lacee Maanum led the Tigers with 10 kills and two ace blocks. Brooke Gillespie had six kills and 12 digs. Karly Fehr had 13 set assists. Haley Erdahl and Lindsey Dierks each had 12 digs, and Kourtney Giese led the defense with 25 digs.

Next up for the Tigers is Melrose on Friday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Morris Area Elementary School gymnasium.

B-B-E 3, Morris/C-A 0

B-B-E 25 25 25

Morris/C-A 19 15 22

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


Serving: Haley VanBeck 13-13-0, 8-11-0, Kinlee Swanson 17-18-6, Hailey Braegelman 6-6-0, Karlee Kern 13-14-0, Morgan Gronli 1-2-0, Tessa Halvorson 6-7-1; Set assists: Braegelman 10, Tessa Halvorson 11; Hitting: Ashley Trustheim 10-13-6, Amanda Kollman 7-7-1, Swanson 19-22-11, Katelyn Heinze 3-5-1, Braegelman 10-12-3, Karlee Kern 10-11-5, Jamie Meyer 2-2-1, Gronli 8-9-2; Blocking (aces): Trustheim 3, Heinze 1, Braegelman 1; Digs (5 or more): VanBeck 5, Trustheim 5, Swanson 8, Braegelman 6, Kern 16

Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta

Serving: Lacee Maanum 4-4-0, Haley Erdahl 9-9-0, Brooke Gillespie 6-7-1, Kayla Pring 10-10-1, Karly Fehr 12-12-1, Tracy Meichsner 4-6-0, Lindsey Dierks 1-2-0, Kourtney Giese 2-5-0; Set assists: Fehr 13, Meichsner 4; Hitting: Maanum 10, Gillespie 6, Pring 3, Meichsner 2; Blocking (aces): Maanum 2, Erdahl 1, Fehr 1; Digs (5 or more): Erdahl 12, Gillespie 12, Pring 5, Fehr 5, Dierks 12, Giese 25

Brooke Kern

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