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Pates play in SMSU VB tourney

Joni Deelstra for the Star Herald

The Lady Pates had an opportunity to face a number of different teams during the SMSU tournament in Marshall over the weekend of Oct. 1-2.
Coach Dylan Gehrke said his girls had a good weekend, and he was able to try players in different positions and rotations.
He said the girls improved as the tournament played out.
On Friday, the Patriots went 0-2 and Saturday they were 1-2.
The Patriots were scheduled to travel to Edgerton Oct. 11 and to Adrian-Ellsworth Oct. 12. They’ll take on Southwest Christian at home Oct. 18.
HBC v RTR 0-2, 16-25, 12-25
Tara Paulsen: 7/7 serving with 1 ace serve
HBC v Cedar Mountain 0-2, 16-25, 12-25
Lanae Elbers: 8 kills
Tess VanMaanen: 15 set assists
HBC v Kerkhoven Murdock Sunberg, 0-2, 12-25, 18-25
Lanae Elbers: 6 kills
HBC v Lakeview, 25-23, 24-26, 15-13
Sam Moser: 6 kills
Brynn Rauk: 9/9 serving with 2 ace serves
Tess VanMaanen: 16 set assists
HBC v Renville County West, 1-2
13-25, 25-20, 18-20
Lanae Elbers: 6 kills, 6 blocks
Kenadie Fick: 5 kills
Taylor Durst: 3 blocks 
Tess VanMaanen: 16 set assists
MCC 3, H-BC 2
The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team forced Murray County Central to play five sets during a home contest Tuesday, Sept. 28, but MCC came out on the winning end.
The Patriots continued their pattern of struggling with the first set and handed MCC an easy first game win 25-10.
The Patriots came out ready to play in Game 2.
A couple of players who hadn't seen much playing time in the season contributed to the team effort.
A tip by Olivia Bork kept the Patriots’ lead at 4-2. A kill by Leeanna Gaugler added to the score 24-17.
Two blocks by MCC's Emily Rohrer (an SMSU recruit) kept the Rebels alive 24-22.
A final tip over the net by Tara Paulsen caught the Rebels off guard and secured the H-BC win 25-22.
The Lady Pates had a hard time slowing down Rohrer's front row attacks in Game 3, and MCC took another easy win 25-11.
H-BC came out strong in Game 4 and got some touches and blocks to slow down MCC's hits.
Three kills by Kenadie Fick started the Patriots out 3-2. Fick, Lanae Elbers, Sam Moser and Taylor Durst all contributed to kills and blocks.
The score was tied 11-11 but MCC gained the lead 24-21.
Two kills by Elbers and a tip by Durst tied the score 24-24. Rohrer added another kill and gave MCC the lead back at 25-24, but the Rebels made a serving error to tie again, 25-25.
Durst served the final two points of Game 4 for H-BC to win 27-25.
MCC did not back down and took another easy win in the final 15-5.
Attacks: Kenadie Fick 10 kills, Lanae Elbers 9 kills
Set Assists: Tess VanMaanen 16, Tara Paulsen 8
Serves: Kenadie Fick 16/17 with 3 ace serves, Tara Paulsen 3 ace serves, Taylor Durst 2 ace serves
Digs: Tess VanMaanen 14, Kenadie Fick 12, Danette Leenderts 10

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