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Cubs volleyball results

Conference win Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Cubs volleyball team traveled to Rockford for the final conference game of the season. While the Rockets have struggled this season, their scrappy defense and opportunistic offense posed a challenge to the Cubs. In game one, the Cubs struggled to focus, losing 26-28. Game two belonged to the Cubs as they found their rhythm, 25-18. Both aggressive serving and offense paid off in the victory. The momentum of game three went back and forth, but the Cubs came away with a win, 25-23. In the game 4, the Rockets took advantage of a slow Kimball start and held the lead for the majority of the game. The Cubs fought back to within a point when the officiating team made a controversial call. The Cubs could not rebound from the call, losing 22-25. Not wanting to take any more risks, the Cubs went to work in game five, finding their aggressive offense again. Kimball won 15-8. Highlights for the Cubs included 16 kills, two ace serves, and 18 digs for Tesslyn Callander. Molly Hurrle set the ball 139 times with no errors and 50 set assists. Rachel Lahr added 15 kills and two ace blocks. Kelly Mackereth had 11 kills and three ace serves. Kelsi Woods added 29 digs. The Cubs will play Upsala in the last regular season match of the season on Monday, Oct. 20. They open the playoffs against Royalton at home Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. If the Cubs win, they will travel to Braham Friday, Oct. 24. JV defeats Rockford The Cubs junior varsity volleyball team improved their record to 9 and 6 Tuesday, Oct. 14. In a three game match, the Cubs defeated the Rockets, 24-26, 25-14, 15-11. Improved passing and aggressive serving were keys in the victory. The Cubs will finish their season with a home match Monday, Oct. 20, against Upsala.