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Prep Volleyball: Lady Trojans have strong showing at the Class A Showcase Tournament

By Mike Isola/Beyond the Bleachers – reprinted with permission

Burnsville. Minn. (September 20)—Sebeka finished ninth out of 16 teams during the Class A Showcase Volleyball Tournament held in Burnsville over the weekend.

The Lady Trojans went 1-2 during some very close matches in pool play to open the tournament on Friday. Sebeka lost to Carlton 2-0 (21-25, 22-25), tied Fillmore Central 1-1 (20-25, 25-21) and tied Southwest Christian 1-1 (25-23, 21-25). Using the point differential system to determine the tiebreakers, the eighth-ranked Lady Falcons edged Sebeka 1-0 whereas the Lady Trojans topped Southwest Christian 2-1 to finish third in the pool.

Sebeka went 3-0 in the Silver Division bracket on Saturday. The Lady Trojans defeated Medford 2-0 (25-17, 25-20) in the opening round and then beat Dawson-Boyd 2-0 (25-19, 25-22). Sebeka edged Heritage Christian 2-0 (26-24, 25-16) in the thrilling ninth-place match.

The Lady Trojans outside hitter Heidi Olson racked up a team-high 53 kills and 65 digs in the tournament. Michaela Hesse registered 34 kills and 6.5 blocks while Jordan Lillquist had 24 kills, 50 digs and a team-high 9.5 blocks.

Sebeka floor leader Madison Lake notched 10 kills, 108 set assists, 36 digs, and eight blocks in addition to serving up 10 of the Lady Trojans’ 34 service aces in the tournament. Alexis Rathcke contributed 22 kills, 25 digs and nine aces. The Lady Trojans got 21 digs and eight kills from Erin Lillquist while Elyse Helland and Courtney Huttunen combined for 54 digs.

The Lady Trojans (10-2) will travel to Browerville at 7:30 p.m. Monday

Sebeka at Class A Showcase Volleyball Tournament on September 19-20 (in Burnsville)

Pool Play

Sebeka lost to Carlton 2-0 (21-25, 22-25)

Sebeka tied Fillmore Central 1-1 (20-25, 25-21)

Sebeka tied Southwest Christian 1-1 (25-23, 21-25)

Silver Bracket

Sebeka defeated Medford 2-0 (25-17, 25-20)

Sebeka defeated Dawson-Boyd 2-0 (25-19, 25-22)

Sebeka defeated Heritage Christian 2-0 (26-24, 25-16)

Team Stats

Kills—Madison Lake 10, Jordan Lillquist 24, Gracie Lien 4, Elyse Helland 1, Michaela Hesse 34, Alexis Rathcke 22, Courtney Huttunen 1, Erin Lillquist 8, Heidi Olson 53

Digs—Lake 26, Jordan Lillquist 50, Lien 11, Helland 34, Leah Aho 7, Hesse 1, Rathcke 25, Huttunen 20, Erin Lillquist 21, Olson 65

Serving—Lake 10 aces, Jordan Lillquist 3 aces, Lien 4 aces, Helland 2 aces, Rathcke 9 aces, Erin Lillquist 1 ace, Olson 5 aces

Blocks—Lake 8, Jordan Lillquist 9.5, Lien 1, Hesse 6.5, Rathcke 0.5, Erin Lillquist 2, Olson 1

Set Assists—Lake 108, Jordan Lillquist 2, Lien 4, Helland 2, Hesse 1, Erin Lillquist 4, Olson 1

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