The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger volleyball team opened the season 2-4 this past week. The Tigers went 1-3 at the Albany tournament Friday, Aug. 23, in Albany, with their lone win coming against Osakis.

At the tournament, Lexi Pew and Kenzie Hockel led the attack with 18 and 16 kills, respectively. Hockel also had five ace serves. Emma Bowman had seven blocks. LaRae Kram had 40 set assists in the four games. Macee Libbesmeier led defensively with 34 digs. Kram and Pew were right behind with 28 and 26, respectively.

The Tigers opened the regular season against New London-Spicer Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Morris. The Wildcats swept Morris/C-A 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-10). Bowman and Pew had a team-high four kills each in the loss.

The Tigers earned their first regular season win at BOLD Thursday, Aug. 29, in Olivia. In a five-set battle, Morris/C-A outlasted the Warriors in the West Central Conference match 29-31, 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12. Pew paced the Tigers with 25 kills, 16 digs, six aces and five blocks.

Morris/C-A, now 2-4 on the season, will play host to ACGC Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Morris. Then Melrose will come to Morris for another conference match Thursday, Sept. 5.

Albany tournament

Scores

Maple Lake def. Morris/C-A, 21-25, 25-14, 15-11

Morris/C-A def. Osakis, 25-14, 25-21

Sauk Centre def. Morris/C-A, 25-22, 25-12

Watertown-Mayer def. Morris/C-A, 25-14, 25-7

How Morris/C-A fared…

Serving (aces): Kenzie Hockel 5, LaRae Kram 4, Lexi Pew 3, Macee Libbesmeier 3, Madison Erdahl 3, Jaden Ross 1 … Set assists: Kram 40… Hitting (kills): Pew 18, Hockel 16, Emma Berlinger 7, Emma Bowman 6, Sophia Carlsen 6, Kram 5, MacKenna Kehoe 1, Libbesmeier 1, Ross 1… Blocking (aces): Bowman 7, Kram 2, Pew 4, Carlsen 2… Digs (5 or more): Libbesmeier 34, Kram 28, Pew 26, Hockel 17, Ross 11, Kehoe 5

NL-Spicer 3, Morris/C-A 0

NL-Spicer......................25 25 25

Morris/C-A...................21 18 10

Stats not provided

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta

Serving (aces): Kenzie Hockel 1, Lexi Pew 2, Macee Libbesmeier 1 … Set assists: LaRae Kram 14, Libbesmeier 4, Sophia Carlsen 2, Emma Berlinger 1, Pew 1 … Hitting (kills): Berlinger 3, Emma Bowman 4, Hockel 2, Kram 1, Pew 4, Carlsen 3 … Blocking (aces): Carlsen 2, Pew 2, Bowman 1, Berlinger 1 … Digs (5 or more): Kram 8, Libbesmeier 7

Morris/C-A 3, BOLD 2

MACA....................29-25-25-18-15

BOLD.......................31-22-21-25-12

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta

Serving (aces): Lexi Pew 6, Jaden Ross 4, Kenzie Hockel 1, Macee Libbesmeier 1 … Set assists:LaRae Kram 17, Pew 2, Libbesmeier 1, Kenzie Hockel 1… Hitting (kills): Pew 25, Emma Berlinger 10, Hockel 7, Kram 5, Sophia Carlsen 5, Emma Bowman 3 … Blocking (aces): Pew 5, Bowman 2, Carlsen 2, Hockel 1, Berlinger 1 … Digs (5 or more): Libbesmeier 34, Hockel 25, Ross 21, Pew 16, Kram 15

BOLD

Serving (aces): Ashley Trongard 4, Brenna Weis 3, Caylee Weber 2, MaKayla Snow 2 … Set assists: M. Snow 38 … Hitting (kills): Trongrad 13, Leslie Snow 8, Mari Ryberg 7, Abbi Meyers 7 … Blocking (aces): Trongard 3, Weber 1, M. Snow 1 … Digs (5 or more): M. Snow 16, Weis 14, Ryberg 13