Volleyball: South scores sweepAfter fairly convincing victories over Hastings and Rosemount last week, the Farmington volleyball team faced its first adversity of the season Thursday night.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
After fairly convincing victories over Hastings and Rosemount last week, the Farmington volleyball team faced its first adversity of the season Thursday night.
The Tigers got off to a slow start against newly-scheduled opponent Lakeville South and never got on track in a three-game loss.
Lakeville South (2-0) took control of the match with a lopsided 25-11 win in Game 1.
“We got off to an extremely lethargic start,” coach Mike Woody said. “South got up big in Game 1 and never looked back. We were off in every part of our game: serve receive, setting, blocking and attacking.”
The Tigers played better over the final two games, but still fell by scores of 25-19 and 25-17.
Junior Katie Habeck once again led the Tigers with 10 kills. Danielle Dombeck added eight kills and Lauren McHenry and Meredith Gulsvig each put down three. Rachel Sand floated up 13 set assists and Samme Skokan tacked on nine.
“We played much better ... but we never did get into a good rhythm offensively,” Woody said. “Lakeville South also played extremely well and made it very difficult to get into a rhythm.”
In the back row, Beth Pappenfus contributed a team-high 12 digs, Dombeck tacked on 11 and Lexi Rains had nine. Woody called the play of his back row a “bright spot.”
“Our defense really started to pick up everything in the back row the way we want it to,” he said.
The Tigers, now 2-1, resumed their non-conference schedule Tuesday night against Austin at the new FHS Gym. They hit the road tonight for their Missota Conference opener at Hutchinson.