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Posen volleyball sweeps Fairview

October 25, 2012
BY ERIC BENAC - News Sports Writer ( , The Alpena News

POSEN-The Posen volleyball team hosted Fairview Eagles on Thursday and its players had smiles on their faces before the match.

Those smiles stayed on their faces the whole match as they swept the Eagles 3-0 by scores of 25-8, 25-8 and 25-9.

Fairview's head coach Brandi Willobee commented on the match and said her team seemed out of it early on.

It's a tough loss after our first win. The girls seemed to be out of it for much of the match, only waking up at the end when it was a little too late," she said.

Fairview started the first game strong by taking an early 2-0 lead. After Fairview lost the third point, Posen's Anna Couture served for nine straight points bringing Posen ahead 10-2.

Couture had two aces on the match.

Posen continued to dominate with strong front row play from Korynn Hincka and Ataman. Fairview couldn't string together enough streaks to catch up as Ataman served for her own three-point streak to bring the game 17-5. The Vikings stayed in control of the game until the end, winning 25-8.

Ataman had four fills on the night while Hincka had five.

The second game began with Couture serving during a massive scoring streak, winning 11 of the first 13 points to stay ahead 11-2. Posen stayed firmly in control the rest of the game, winning again 25-8.

The third game had Couture again leading the Vikings to an 11-2 lead. However, Fairview began creating more effective volleys that lasted longer and kept the Vikings on their toes.

Austin Sharpe had a four-point serving streak that put Posen ahead 16-2.

Sharpe had three aces on the night.

The Eagles struggled to create effective offensive as the Vikings continued to dominate. The third game ended after four more serves from Couture to end the game and match 25-9.

Danielle Rhode played very effective offense with three kills and two aces while Mercedes Kowalski contributed two kills.

Katie Ford for the Eagles had three kills and two digs. Rylee Troyer had one kill and two digs while Natalie Ford, Taryn Wyse and Louisa Rohland each earned a single ace.

Posen head coach Erin Riopelle was pleased to see her girls playing so well after gaining back four girls that had been sitting out a few games.

"We're looking forward to districts and playing some tough teams with our whole roster. I think it'll be an excellent challenge and a lot of fun," Riopelle said.

Posen hosts a Class D district next week.

Hillman 3, Hale 1

HALE-The Hillman volleyball team won its final North Star League match of the regular season on Thursday, beating Hale 3-1 by scores of 26-24, 25-20, 25-15 and 25-7.

Jensen Tchorzynski led Hillman with 14 service points, seven kills and 11 digs; Abby Olree had 15 kills and two blocks; Alissa Jones had 23 service points and three kills; Eden Hunt had two kills and Brice Kenyon added 14 pass receptions. The Tigers are 8-4 in league play and play at the Forest Area Tournament on Saturday.

Hale defeated the Hillman JV team 2-1 by scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 5-15.

Elyse Cordes had five kills for Hillman; Brieann Parshall had five service points; Karena Tracey had six kills and five service points; Kwan Namthanchin had three aces and two kills and Kalen Tchorzynski added three aces and three kills.



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