Lady Tigers fall in second round

HOMER — On Monday, Oct. 21, the Lady Tigers (10-9) traveled to Homer to play the Ponca Indians in the second round of the Lewis and Clark Conference Tournament.  The Lady Tigers fought hard overall but fell short in the end and were beat out of the tournament 25-15, 25-23.  

The Lady Tigers never gave up in the match, but were unable to finish the game ahead. There was a good amount of teamwork shown by all of the girls.  

The starters for the night were seniors Kennedy Johnson and Madeline Huwaldt, junior Elisa Herrera and sophomores Grace Gansebom, Macy Aschoff, Bailey Schmit and Kiera Moes.  Also gaining varsity experience was sophomore Lillie Gansebom.  

Johnson led the Lady Tigers in kills with six, followed by Aschoff with five, Schmit and Moes each with three, Huwaldt with two, and G. Gansebom, one.  

G. Gansebom had 17 set assists and Schmit had one.  Johnson, Huwaldt, and Aschoff each had one solo block.  Aschoff had the most ace serves with two, followed by Johnson with one.  

Herrera led the Lady Tigers in digs with 13, followed by Aschoff with 11, Schmit and G. Gansebom with seven each, and Moes and Johnson, three each.  

After losing the match to Ponca the Lady Tigers were put into a consolation match against the Randolph Cardinals, which was also located in Homer.  

The Lady Tigers came out strong at the beginning of this matchup. This was the second time the Lady Tigers and Cardinals had met in the 2019 season.  

After two sets the Tigers were victorious over the Cardinals 25-18, 25-17.  Sadly, the Lady Tigers were done in the conference tournament after their loss to Ponca, but the Lady Tigers were able to improve their record to 11-12.  

Johnson led the Lady Tigers in kills with 12, followed by Aschoff with eight, Huwaldt with three, and Moes and Schmit with two each.  

G. Gansebom had 22 set assists and Schmit had two. Johnson had two solo blocks on the night.  G. Gansebom and Johnson each had two ace serves.  

Herrera led the Lady Tigers in digs with 11, followed by Aschoff with 10, Johnson and Schmit with five each, G. Gansebom with three, and Moes with one.

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