Raiders drop two at NDSCS tourney
WAHPETON — The level of competition for the Central Lakes Raiders was drastically improved Saturday during the North Dakota School of Science tournament.
The Raiders saw its 13-match win streak snapped as they fell to Bismarck 3-0 and Williston 3-1.
Sami Knott registered eight kills and seven digs against Bismarck. Sarah Miller added 16 digs, Tiffany Hartung 23 set assists and Lindsay Monson six kills.
“Both of these teams were better teams than we have been playing against for awhile,” said Raiders head coach Jane Peterson. “We weren’t quite ready for that against Bismarck. And Williston was one of the best teams we have played all year. We didn’t play like we needed to.”
The Raiders won Game One against Williston before dropping the final three. Alanna Hansen totaled 12 kills and two blocks. Hartung finished with 32 set assists and 12 digs.
Monson added 10 kills, five ace serves, five digs and four blocks for the 14-5 Raiders.
“We just couldn’t quite put the ball away as often as we needed to,” Peterson said. “They were both really good defensive teams. That was a drastic difference from the day before. It was a little frustrating in the second match. We played well and we were right with them. We had a chance.”
Peterson and the Raiders will return to Southern Division play 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Fond du Lac at Central Lakes College. That’s when Peterson, who already owns the most career wins among active NJCAA Division III coaches will go for her 500th career victory.
Bismarck 25 25 25
Central Lakes 14 19 16
Central Lakes statistics
Crysta Christensen 3 kills, 1 ace serve, 8 digs, 1 block
Alanna Hansen 5 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks
Hayley Hornick 12 digs
Carlie Sweet 3 kills, 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 2 blocks
Tatum Hall 1 ace serve, 8 digs, 1 set assist
Tiffany Hartung 6 digs, 1 block, 23 set assists
Sami Knott 8 kills, 7 digs
Sarah Miller 16 digs
Lindsay Monson 6 kills, 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 1 block
Williston 22 25 25 25
Central Lakes 25 23 18 21
Central Lakes statistics
Crysta Christensen 7 kills, 3 ace serves, 22 digs, 2 blocks
Alanna Hansen 12 kills, 2 blocks
Hayley Hornick 2 kills, 17 digs
Carlie Sweet 2 kills, 2 ace serves, 1 dig, 6 blocks
Tatum Hall 1 ace serve, 11 digs, 1 set assist
Tiffany Hartung 1 ace serve, 12 digs, 5 blocks, 32 set assists
Sami Knott 3 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks
Sarah Miller 14 digs, 1 set assist
Lindsay Monson 10 kills, 5 ace serves, 5 digs, 4 blocks
Overall: CLC 14-5. Next: Central Lakes hosts Fond du Lac 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.