Warrior volleyball earns split at Berean

The Marion volleyball team went 1-1 at a triangular in Berean Tuesday, edging Inman (2-1) before losing to the home team (0-2).

The split puts the Warriors at 10-12 for the season.

?I thought the girls played well at Berean,? coach Deanna Thierolf said. ?The girls were a little tired coming off Spikefest at Marion this past Saturday but overall played well.

?Our passing is improving and we made some really nice digs, picking up 81 percent for the night.?

Marion defeated Inman in its first game, 25-21, but struggled to put the Teutons away in the second set. Marion led early, but Inman came back to tie it at 19. The lead changed hands several times before Teutons finally took the set, 25-22.

The third game proved even more tense, with leads going back-and-forth. When outside hitter Briana Hall tied the game at 23 with a kill, setter Kirsten Hansen got the tip to give Marion the lead. Megan Richmond sealed the deal with an ace for match point, 25-23.

Against Berean, Marion took an early in Game 1. But Berean used the jump serve to spark a rally and eventually claim a 25-21 win.

Berean put Marion in a quick 4-0 hole to start Game 2. Strong serving by Katey Ehrlich helped Marion get back in the game, but in the Warriors never recovered their rhythm and lost 25-20.

Hall led Marion with 22 kills. Kaelyn Thierolf added nine, Montana Percell and Ehrlich eight each, Hansen six, Rich?mond five and Julia Hall one.

Percell recorded 10 blocks, with Briana Hall adding eight and Ehrlich and Kaelyn Thierolf chipping in four and three, respectively.

Coming ?The Warriors were scheduled to travel to Remington Tuesday, with games starting at 4 p.m.

They will play at the Belle Plaine tournament Saturday, with games beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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