Tuesday, September 02, 2008

North Triumphs

#3 posting 9.2.2008

Minneapolis North defeated Minneapolis Henry 3-2. North broke a four year losing streak vs the Patriots...not only in the victory, but also in getting a game off the Patriots.

Henry won game one after Kat Hill served up 14 points early including 9 aces in that streak. Henry led 15-1 at that point. North actually outscored Henry the rest of the way 14-10. Still game one went to the Patriots 25-15.

In game two the Polars broke free from a tight contest at 17-16 by scoring seven straight points. Henry did add three to their total, but North finished at 25-19.

Henry had a 17-12 lead in game three when it all melted away on a 10 point run. Five of those points were via hitting/passing errors. North took the third game by the same 25-19 margin.

Henry grabbed a 13-4 lead early in game four. The Patriots pushed out to 23-10. North fought back with a 5-2 run, but Henry tied the contest up at 25-15.

North led every step of the way in the final game. North led 4-1 when Henry burned their first time out. North did take a time out at 10-8 and immediately added two points to their totals after two Henry hitting errors. North was on the verge at 14-9 when Henry added three points. that forced another North time out. A missed serve ended the night.

Henry's night didn't end there. The bus that was supposed to take them home took off, so the Patriots had to wait 30 minutes to get picked up. The bus driver's scheduled pick up was 8 pm, but with the extra games that wasn't going to happen.

North coach Pam Lindberg is featured in the StarTribune's article on coaches that are multi-taskers---in other words coaching more than one season. Her story is on page 3 and 4 of the article.

From the Rochester Post Bulletin:
In the Hiawatha Valley: Kasson-Mantorville swept LaCrescent.

In the Three Rivers: Chatfield swept Kingsland.

In non-conference action: Rochester Mayo swept Hastings.

Wheaton beat West Central in four last Thursday. From the Echo Press.

Next up: Tomorrow morning