Dragon Volleyball was on the road this week to play two very tough teams.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10 they traveled to Onamia and defeated the Panthers 3-2 (26-24, 15-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-12). Onamia is an extremely good team defensively and are very good at hitting the open spots on the court.

Leading the team offensively was Ashley Faur with 19 kills. Faur also led the Dragons defensively with three solo blocks. Leading the team in serving was Meredith Kolling with six ace serves, three of which were in the fifth game. Makenna Nelson led the team with 15 digs, followed by Kensie Tayerle with 11 digs. Ashley Faur, Lexi Havel and Kelsey Erickson each had 10 digs.

“In the second game, we started really slow and had to battle back from being down 20-3; although we lost that game I was so proud of the girls for not giving up and continuing to work for every point,” said coach Tami Nelson. “The girls fought hard for every point that night and worked together as a team to earn the victory.”

On Thursday, Sept. 12 Pine City traveled to Rush City and defeated the Tigers 3-2 (25-20, 15-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-8). It has been several years since there has been a Dragon Varsity win over Rush. Pine City struggled a bit with communication during the second game, but were able to get back on track for the remaining games.

Leading the team offensively was Ellie Hasz with 10 kills, followed by Ashley Faur and Kensi Tayerle with six kills each. Leading the team with ace serves was Meredith Kolling with five. Ashley Faur and Makenna Nelson led the Dragons with 10 digs each.

“This was a huge conference win for us,” said coach Nelson. “We would like to personally thank all the fans that came to Rush to cheer us on Thursday night.”

Thursday, Sept. 19 is Parent’s Night, when the Dragons will host Braham.

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