01 September 2012

Volleyball: JM squeaks by Tigers 3-2

Kaylene Seurer 13 blocks (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Rochester John Marshall eked out a 3-2 marathon win over the Tigers Thursday night at Tiger Gym. The Rockets prevailed in the five-game set, 26-28, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23 and 15-10.

All the games were close with the visitors using a run in the middle of the final contest to claim the victory.

The defeat was the first of the young season for Farmington (2-1) who posted wins over Austin and Irondale in

"It was a great match, one that no one deserved to lose," Tiger coach Mike Woody said. "I was proud of the fight my girls showed. We've been missing that the last couple seasons."

Emma Fahning, Rachel Eckert and Ruthie Schmitt continued to put up strong individual numbers in the losing effort..

Fahning led in digs with 38 and tied Schmitt for the lead in kills with 11. She also chipped in with a season personal-best in serve receptions with 25 and a pair of service aces.

Eckert was tops in serve receptions with 45 and second in second in digs with 28. Schmitt had 18 digs, 18 assists and three aces to go with her 11 kills.

Kaylene Seuerer had a big night at the net with 13 blocks, nine of them solo. Kelsey Lindell added five solo blocks and an assist. Mia Johnston topped the assists chart with 21. Emily Nelson chimed in with 15 digs and nine kills.

The Tigers will try to get back on the winning track Tuesday, Sept. 4, when they travel to Lakeville South for a non-conference match. Two days later they open their Missota Conference season at Northfield.