Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:36
The Marion volleyball team earned a third-place finish at the Belle Plaine Invitational Saturday after going winless at a Remington triangular Sept. 25.
Briana Hall and Katey Ehrlich were named to the Belle Plaine all-tournament team.
“Katey had a fantastic day setting and hitting (97 percent) for the day,” coach Deanna Thierolf said, “and Briana Hall had a great day hitting, leading the team with 27 kills.”
Belle Plaine—Marion knocked off Attica in the first game of Saturday’s tournament (25-20, 25-14), but then lost to the home team (21-25, 25-17, 23-25) after leading near the end of the third set, 23-19.
“We should have had that one, it just didn’t happen,” coach Deanna Thierolf said. “We just didn’t finish.”
The Warriors then lost to Wichita Trinity (17-25, 21-25) and South Barber (17-25, 23-25).
“(Trinity) was a very good team and I thought we played them fairly well,” Thierolf said. “But after the loss to Wichita, we just went flat and played a very poor match to South Barber.”
Marion got another shot at South Barber, beating them in the third-place match (18-25, 32-30, 25-23).
The Warriors served 95 percent as a team. Hall led Marion in kills with 27. Kaelyn Thierolf had 17, Ehrlich 14, Megan Richmond and Montana Percell 12 each, Julia Hall 10, Kirsten Hansen four and Kelli Hess three kills.
Remington—Marion had a tough night last Tuesday, dropping consecutive matches to Moundridge and the home team.
The Warriors lost to Moundridge, 25-13, 25-21.
Marion took Remington into three games but came up short in the end. The Warriors claimed the first set in a hard-fought battle, breaking a 23-23 tie before Montana Percell got the tip at the net for the win, 25-23.
The second game was tied at 18-18, but Remington got the edge and won, 25-21.
The Broncos started Game 3 with three straight aces to set the tone, eventually claimed a 25-13 win for the match.
Coming—The Warriors were scheduled to compete at Moundridge Oct. 2.