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Volleyball: Tigers rally to defeat Century in five games

The last two-plus seasons of Farmington volleyball have been riddled with competitive matches that didn't go the Tigers' way in the end.

It had been over two years since the Tigers had pulled out a five-game match before last Tuesday night when they pulled away from Rochester Century 15-10 in the decisive game of a five-game thriller at Tiger Gym.

The home team won Game 1 25-19 before falling 18-25, 18-25 in the next two. A 25-22 win in Game 4 set the stage for the Tigers' first five-game victory since Sept. 9, 2010 against Red Wing.

Eighth-grader Emma Fahning had another solid all-around game for Farmington, hammering a team-high 12 kills, leading the defense with 23 digs and adding 15 serve receptions.

Other team leaders were Ruthanne Schmitt with 19 set assists, Kaylene Seurer with 14 blocks and Rachel Eckert with 33 serve receptions. Schmitt added seven kills, Mia Johnston put up 11 assists and and Eckert had 10 digs.

The Tigers resumed their Missota Conference schedule last Thursday at New Prague and couldn't keep pace with the Trojans in a 16-25, 14-25, 15-25 loss that dropped them to 9-8 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Leading the way in the short match were Fahning with 12 digs, Eckert with 24 serve receptions, Emily Nelson with four kills and Seurer with four blocks. Mia Johnston and Lexi Wenskaug each supplied seven set assists.

The Tigers traveled to Rochester Tuesday to face Rochester Mayo and are back at home tonight against Chaska.