Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Henry Survives; Southwest Tops South

#4 posting 9.10.2008
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Former Henry player and 19 year old Roosevelt head coach put the fear into her old school as Henry rallied to beat the Teddies 3-2. Roosevelt came out smoking in game one. They used a 13-1 run in the middle of the game to get the lead. In game two Neng Vang got the Patriots off on the right foot with 10 straight points, four on aces as Henry led 12-1. The final margin was 25-11 in that game. Game three went to the Patriots 52-20. Roosevelt fought back from an 18-11 deficit and closed to 24-20. Eliza Ashun came in to close out the win with a kill.
Game four Roosevelt rallied from a 16-7 deficit with nine straight points from Jenny Swanberg. That tied the game at 16. Roosevelt took their first lead since 3-0 at 20-18. Henry eventually tied the contest at 22. A pair of hitting errors gave Roosevelt the tight 25-23 win.
The Teddies kept that momentum going in game five. They quickly got a 4-2 lead. A Henry time out stopped that run, but Roosevelt added another run to lead 8-4. With Roosevelt leading 10-8 Henry finished with a 7-1 run. Lucia Carver served up three straight aces to put Henry back up in front 12-10. Becca Duba finished the night with three straight kills for the Patriots. There was a collective sigh of relief as Henry got on the bus for home.
Neng Vang had 10 aces for Henry, while Duba had 10 kills. The point leader was Lucia Carver with 12 on 8 aces and 4 kills.

Southwest topped rival South in a sweep in other Minneapolis action. From the StarTribune.

Stillwater was 3-2, good for 18th place in the SW MN Challenge last weekend. From the Stillwater Courier.

Detroit Lakes finished third in the Mound-Westonka tournament. From the Detroit Lakes Tribune.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown finished 4th in the Kenyon-Wanamingo Tournament. From the Waseca County News.

On Monday Greenway swept International Falls. From the International Falls Daily Journal.

Tartan swept district rival North St. Paul way back in August. The Maplewood Review reviews that contest.

Again back in August Aitkin beat Pine River-Backus. From the Pines & Lakes.

The Apple Valley tournament on September 19-20 is flat out loaded. The StarTribune looks at the top teams including #1 Chaska.

Next up: tomorrow morning.