INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Courtney Stach and Lane tenCate combined for 37 kills but the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team lost a five-game heartbreaker to archrival Rainy River Saturday.
It was CLC's first division loss of the season.
CLC won the first game 32-30, dropped the second 30-19, won the third 30-19, lost the fourth 30-23 and lost the fifth 15-9.
Lane tenCate led CLC in digs with 14 and setter Amy Fleischhacker collected 51 assists.
"Looking at our stats it looks like we had a pretty good match," Raiders coach Jane Peterson said, "but there's something intangible that we're missing because we have good players and we play well together.
"We had a chance to win and couldn't do it so we need to find what that is. Rainy River had it. Their setter is a freshman from Canada. In the fourth game she kind of took over. She made some great plays. She just led her team."
The Raiders (13-4 overall) get a chance to take on Rainy River again 6:30 p.m. Friday at CLC.
"It's a great community college rivalry," Peterson said. "It's good when you get to play matches like that. When you lose you learn something and hopefully we learned. Our dominant offense is not enough."
Maggie Wizner 1 ace, 12 digs
Courtney Stach 19 kills, 1 ace, 13 digs, 4 blocks
Dana tenCate 6 kills, 4 aces, 4 digs, 4 blocks
Shannon McCarthy 10 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs, 8 blocks
Lane tenCate 18 kills, 1 ace, 14 digs, 2 blocks
Jillian Maki 6 kills, 1 block
Amy Fleischhacker 4 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, 1 block, 51 assists
Andrea Almsted 1 kill
Division -- CLC 5-1. Overall -- CLC 13-4. Next matches -- CLC at Fergus Falls 4 p.m. Wednesday, vs. North Dakota State College of Science at Fergus Falls 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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