WILLMAR - The Central Lakes College Raiders beat Ellsworth 3-0 and Bismarck 3-1 Saturday to finish 3-1 in the Ridgewater tournament.
Individual leaders for the Raiders Saturday were Erica Feldewerd with 18 kills, Krystle Hamilton 29 digs, Rachel Pfeffer six aces and 54 set assists and Elora Meisner and Kirstie Grill with five blocks apiece.
CLC went 0-4 in the season-opening Iowa Lakes tournament last season.
"Every time we've played we've gotten better at something," Raiders coach Jane Peterson said. "That's a good sign. We're a very young team. It's encouraging that we're constantly improving. To play teams that are good, three Division II teams, and the best Division III team I've ever seen (Rock Valley), to be competitive, that definitely helped us.
"It pointed out some things we need to get better at, things I knew and .... now the players know. At all those practices, that's why some things were said over and over again.
"We have three players who are freshmen eligibility wise who are academically sophomores so they haven't played on a competitive team for a year. It might take a while to get them back."
Ellsworth 14 21 18
Central Lakes 25 25 25
Bismarck 22 25 20 23
Central Lakes 25 21 25 25
Central Lakes statistics Saturday
Kayla Atkinson 2 aces, 14 digs,
Rachel Pfeffer 8 kills, 6 aces, 23 digs, 2 blocks, 54 set assists
Erica Feldewerd 18 kills, 1 ace, 26 digs, 2 blocks
Megan Rakow 4 aces, 14 digs
Katie Amundson 3 digs
Elora Meisner 9 kills, 2 digs, 5 blocks
Jenna Terhaar 12 kills, 3 digs, 1 block
Tika Klauck 4 kills, 3 digs
Kirstie Grill 14 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs, 5 blocks
Krystle Hamilton 2 aces, 29 digs,
Kaitlyn Roerick 11 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks
Overall: CLC 3-1. Next match: CLC at Mesabi 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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