Ranchers, Maroons advance in District 16 Tournament

Kenmare – The #2 seeded Powers Lake Ranchers would ultimately prevail in their opening round match-up with the #7 seeded Tioga Pirates, but they would receive some push-back.

Tioga jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the first set but the Ranchers went on a 20-3 run to close out the first set.

The second set was a bit more dramatic. The Pirates hopped out to another early lead but this time they were able to hold on a little bit longer. Tioga held a 22-21 lead and looked like they might steal a set from the Ranchers before Sydney Titus came up with a block to tie it up.  She would slam home a kill on their next possession to take a lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Sydney Titus
Sydney Titus vs. Tioga (Photo by Ian Grande)

The Ranchers would cruise easily (25-12) in the third set to advance to the semifinals.

Titus had a game high 13 kills. Sadie Maruskie picked up a game high 18 assists.

Powers Lake will take on the Divide Country Maroons at 7 p.m.

See also: Blue Jays roll past Jays in District 16 Volleyball Tournament

Set Score

Powers Lake 3 – 25  25  25  

Tioga  0 – 12  22  12

Powers Lake Stats

Kills: Titus 13, Maruskie 8, Bolen 4, Grubb 4, Rystedt 4, Eckert 3, Fraunfelter 2

Digs: Rosencrans 17, Grubb 9, Titus 7, Maruskie 7, Eckert 3, Fraunfelter 3, Bolen 2, Rystedt 1

Assists: Maruskie 18, Titus 9

Blocks: Titus 2, Maruskie 1, Fraunfelter 1

Tioga Stats

Kills: Larson 5, Ramberg 3, Schmidt 3, Postovit 2, Brimhall 2, Salinas 2, Dean 1

Digs: Carr 12, Postovit 11, Norgaard 9, Henson 8, Schmidt 8, Carr 5, Ramberg 4, Larson 1, Salinas 1

Assists: Postovit 14, Brimhall 1

Blocks: Larson 7, Salinas 3, Postovit 2, Ramberg 1, Schmidt 1

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Kenmare – The Divide County Maroons beat the Burke County Titans in straight sets to advance to the semifinals. Junior Lauryn Heidi’s heavy hitting was on display throughout the whole match.

Divide County  3-  25  25  25

Burke County   0-  18  13  22

Divide County Stats

Not Reported

Burke County Stats

Haley Better 3 Aces, 4 Kills, 3 digs

Madison Deckert 2 Aces, 3 Kills, 2 Blocks, 5 Digs

Kiah Nelson 5 Assists 10 digs

Morgan Heinrich 2 Aces, 20 digs

*Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. If you have any comments or concerns please email StanleyGazette@gmail.com

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