10 September 2013

Volleyball: Four in a row

Diana Comes 13 receptions (photo by J. Lindquist)
The late surge in last Saturday's Coon Rapids Invitational carried over to the regular schedule Monday night as the Tigers shut out Irondale 3-0, winning by scores of 25-10, 25-11, 25-9.

The victory was the third straight for coach Mike Woody's team and raised the Farmington's season record to 6-3.

None of the three games against the Knights was close and Woody was able to spread the playing time among for his rostered players.

Freshman hitters Kenzie Hesse and Emma Fahning topped the stat sheet in kills with nine and eight respectively. Setter Ruthie Schmitt led in assists with 20 and and the Tigers were white hot in the serving department, finishing with 20 aces. Amber Ripley led with four and Morgan Cecchittini, Diana Comes and Fahning had three apiece.

Fahning also had a productive night defensively with a team-high 13 digs while Ripley chipped in with seven. Comes led in serve receptions with 11 and Vanessa Garske had a team-best three blocks.

Coon Rapids Invitational
The Tigers started slowly in the day-long tourney, losing 2-1 to Tartan and 2-1 to Grand Rapids in their first two matches before reeling off three straight 2-0 victories over Deer River, Mahtomedi and DeLaSalle.

The duo of Hesse and Fahning totaled 76 kills for the day with Hesse finishing with 46 and Fahning 30. Schmitt averaged 21.6 set assists a match with a high of 24 versus Tartan.

Emma Fahning 43 digs in tourney (photo by J. Lindquist)
Four players had 25 or more digs: Fahning 43, Hannah Baer 35, Comes 28 and Hesse 25. Hesse finished the day with 43 serve receptions. Fahning had 33, Comes 32 and Baer 20. Cecchtiini was tops in block with 19.

The non-stop schedule continues tonight (Tuesday) with a non-conference home match with Hastings.