Saturday, September 06, 2008

Greenway Wins Columbia Heights Tourney + More

#6 posting 9.6.2008
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Today Minneapolis Henry played in the five team Columbia Heights tournament. Greenway won the event with out a loss.
Henry opened with Spectrum, a charter school from Elk River. This was the only win on the day for the Patriots 25-14, 25-22. Henry grabbed an early lead in game one and stretched it out to 22-8. Spectrum finished with a 6-3 run to close the gap. In game two Spectrum led 21-20 when Henry finished with a 5-1 run.

In game two Greenway only trailed after one serve, after that in both contests the Raiders ruled. Greenway broke it open in game one with a 9-1 run. It was over rather quickly in game two with The Raiders getting the first five points on the way to a 15-2 run. The scores in those contests was 25-16, 25-8.

Game three featured a city rival---Edison and the Tommies squeezed out a win in game one and used that momentum for a 25-21, 25-14 win. Henry led in game one 21-17 when they fell into a deep freeze and could not buy a side out. 18 hitting errors by the Patriots contributed to the loss. The Tommies led in the second game 14-12 when they ramped it up with a 11-2 run. Once again hitting errors sabotaged the Patriots efforts.

The final match of the day Henry faced host Columbia Heights. The Hylanders led 11-2 in game one at the blink of an eye. It final in that game was 25-10. The second game was much tighter with the Hylanders prevailing in a 27-26 win. (points were capped at 27). CH led 20-17 when Henry tied it up with a run of three. CH edged back in front 22-20, and once again Henry tied it up. Henry had opportunities to take the game with two points to make it 24-23. CH got the critical side out and added one to their total. Henry got the side out on a CH hitting error, but missed the serve. A side out kill by Breanna Baker tied it up. Everything rode on one last ball. A hitting error finished the day.

Hutchinson finished with a 3-2 record and a 13th place finish in the SW MN Challenge in Marshall. From the Hutchinson Leader.
The finals featured Marshall and St. Michael-Albertville.

Bemidji downed Detroit Lakes in four. From the Detroit Lakes Tribune.

Next up: tomorrow morning.